Bhubaneswar, May 28: The Odisha Government is opening the bids of its global e-tender floated for the procurement of Covid-19 vaccine today.
As per the schedule, the technical bid received from the potential sellers are being opened starting from 11 am. The financial bid will be opened later, says report.
After the completion of the ongoing process the names of the companies which would get the contract for vaccine supply will come clear by 5 pm.
Notably, after the declaration of free inoculation of citizens aged between 18 and 44 years, the State Government floated the global e-tender on May 15 to cater to its 3.8 Crore vaccine requirement in the coming days.
While the State Government will make advance payment of 30% for each purchase order received, the final payement will be made within two working days from the date of receipt of each consignments.
Later, to facilitate the participation of more bidders the government had relaxed a few norms also. The same was incorporated following a meeting with the manufacturers on May 19.