Odisha postpones opening of global tender price bids for vaccines till June 23

Bhubaneswar, Jun 9 (PTI) Odisha on Wednesday postponed till June 23 the process of opening price bids of the e-global tender for procurement of COVID-19 vaccines.

The decision comes at a time when the Center had announced two days ago that it would supply all the vaccines required by the states.

A senior official said, “The Center is likely to start supplying vaccines to the states from June 21.”

Odisha State Medical Corporation Limited (OSMCL), in a notification, said it had floated a global tender and had received two bids. It was supposed to open the price bid on Wednesday, but will now be opened on June 23.

“The state will take a further decision on the supply of vaccines from the Center for all age groups,” the official said.

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