New GPC says contracts based on pre-qualification
-denies gov’t favoritism
The New Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation (NGPC) has denied reports that it is being given preferential treatment by the government in the award of large contracts for the supply of drugs and medical supplies, while saying that its selection is based on its meeting pre-qualification standards two years ago.
“The Government and people of Guyana benefit in excess of G$400m per year from purchases made from the NGPC,” the company said in a statement, adding that contrary to what was reported, it was only one of two local companies to qualify during the pre-qualification process in 2010 to supply pharmaceuticals to the government. It also accused a rival that failed to pre-qualify of receiving contracts valued in the hundreds of millions to supply the Health Ministry.
The statement came in wake of concerns triggered by a contact awarded to the company for the supply of drugs and medical supplies to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) to …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.