FBiH Government orders contract signing for the purchase of vaccines without delay

FBiH Government orders contract signing for the purchase of vaccines without delay

SARAJEVO, March 17 (FENA) – At an emergency session last night, the Government of the Federation of BiH took note of the information about the implementation of the market research procedure, negotiations with vaccine manufacturers and/or authorized distributors for the purpose of procuring coronavirus vaccines (COVID-19), prepared by the Ad hoc team.

Based on this information and assessment of the offered prices, the delivery deadlines, the offered quantities and guarantees for good performance, the Government instructed the Public Health Institute of the Federation of BiH, without delay, to conclude an agreement for the procurement of vaccines with the only bidder that submitted a complete bid – Medimpex Sarajevo (that will procure Sputnik V vaccine).

The total amount of vaccines that will be procured under the contract is 500,000 doses.

The contract should define that the bidder guarantees good job performance, that the quantity of the first contingent is at least 100,000 vaccines, and the deadline for its delivery is three working days from the day of signing the letter of credit.

The contract will define that the payment of the total price will be made successively, after the delivery of vaccines and obtaining the approval of the Agency for Medicines and Medical Devices of BiH for the use of the vaccine.

The government has instructed the Ad Hoc team to continue working with all other bidders that need additional time for submission of bids or possibly new bidders, which will subsequently appear, to continue negotiations for the procurement of additional quantities of vaccines.

The FBiH Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Health are in charge of immediately undertaking activities for the redistribution of funds planned in the Budget of the Federation of BiH for 2021 to the Public Health Institute of the Federation of BiH, for the procurement of coronavirus vaccines (COVID-19), stated the FBiH Government.