Government starts direct procurement of 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine


The Government of the 42nd regular session held on Wednesday night reviewed and adopted the information for procurement of “SARS-COV-2 inactivated vaccine against COVID-19”, informed the government press service, but there is no explanation from which manufacturer and how it will The announced 200,000 doses of the preparation, which is sufficient for immunization of 100,000 people, should be ordered, having in mind that all coronavirus vaccines are given in two doses.

With the conclusion of the Government, the Ministry of Health was instructed to conduct a procedure for procurement of 200,000 single doses of vaccine against COVID-19 “in accordance with Article 55 paragraph (1) item d) of the Law on Public Procurement, i.e. through a negotiated procedure without publication ad”.

“This is a new procurement of additional quantities in addition to those of the COVAX mechanism of 833,000 doses of vaccine for which the Ministry of Health paid the advance and provided the financial guarantee, thus fulfilling the financial obligations arising under the contract. According to the announcements from the COVAX mechanism, the first quantities of this procurement are expected to be delivered in the first half of February “, informs the government press service.

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