"In response to the global e-tender floated by the OSMCL for procurement of vaccines from manufacturers across the globe, two bids have been received. They are under evaluation," said a senior official of the State Health and Family Welfare Department.
On May 14, Odisha State Medical Corporation Ltd (OSMCL) floated a global e-tender for procurement of 3.8 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccines from manufacturers across the world.
The OSMCL has sought 3.8 crore doses in four phases. It expects 75 lakh doses in 30 days of the purchase order, 2.25 crore doses within 60 days, 3.75 crore doses by 90 days and 3.8 crore doses by 120 days.
It has also revised the storage condition up to minus 20 degree Celsius to facilitate the participation of the vaccine manufacturers. The previous storage condition was 2 degree Celsius to 8 degree Celsius.
Recently, several State Governments have floated global tenders to procure Covid-19 vaccines because of the rising demand and shortage of doses.