Mumbai Corporation extends Covid vaccine tender deadline

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on May 18, 2021

The last date to submit bids is now May 25

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has extended the deadline of the global tender for Covid-19 vaccine by a week to May 25.  The  tender was to procure one crore doses of  vaccines.

Additional Commissioner (Projects), MCGM, P Velrasu confirmed that a week’s extensions have given to the tender. In a WhatsApp message he said that MCGM had received some queries about the tender. In order to increase broad participation, MCGM has decided to extend the date, the message said.

Key conditions

The tender has certain important conditions including the applicant having their own manufacturing licence with WHO GMP certification for the production facilities. In case of imported Covid-19 vaccines, labels and product literature of the  vaccine must be submitted with WHO-GMP. The WHO’s Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) is a part of quality assurance, which ensures that products are consistently produced and controlled to the quality standards appropriate to their intended use and as required by the marketing authorisation. GMP is aimed primarily at diminishing the risks inherent in any pharmaceutical production, such as cross contamination, mix-ups and false labelling of products.

Cold storage infrastructure

MCGM has cold storage facilities consisting of two walk-in cooler (WIC), which maintains +2 to +8 degrees centigrade temperature. If the Covid vaccine requires storage and temperature requirement other than that available with the MCGM, then the tender supplier will have to provide the required storage facility for the Covid vaccine, till the vaccination points.


Published on May 13, 2021

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