Mumbai: BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had floated a global tender to buy 10 million vaccines from private companies to speed up the vaccine campaign in Mumbai. However, after no company showed interest in it, the tender was changed to Expression of Interest (EOI) and its last term was also extended several times. Now after its expiry on June 1, nine companies have given their feedback on the BMC tender. On the last day two companies showed interest in BMC’s EOI. All these feedback have come from the distributors of vaccine manufacturing companies. The companies that responded on the last day were Johnson & Johnson and Sputnik agree to provide V vaccine.
Companies being investigated
BMC official says that the documents of the bidding companies are being examined. In the next few days, if the links of these companies with vaccine manufacturers are found to be true, then some of them will be given rights to supply the vaccine. Of the nine companies that have talked about supplying the vaccine, eight have also talked about giving the Sputnik V and Sputnik V Light vaccines. The BMC official said that an Indian firm has talked about giving vaccines to all companies. Johnson & There’s also the matter of Johnson’s vaccine.
Two companies promise to provide Sputnik V and Johnson & Johnson vaccines
Tender date extended several times
Bids have been received for BMC’s Global Tender for Pfizer, EsTrajeneca and SPutnik VacSin SuppLie. However, a few days ago, a spokesperson for Pfizer said that neither Pfizer nor any of its subsidiaries is authorized to import, market or distribute Pfizer-BioNtech Corona Vaccine to anyone in other countries including India. does. He says that the company is constantly in talks with the Indian government so that its vaccine can be made available at the national level. In such a situation, BMC had extended the schedule of its global tender so that the bidders could send documents regarding their bid.