ANSA McAl protests drug supplies decision

ANSA McAl yesterday formally dispatched correspondence to the Ministry of Health asking that it show where the company failed in its pre-qualification evaluation for the supply of drugs.

Executives of the Trinidad and Tobago-headquartered conglomerate gave the go-ahead for the letter to be sent to the procuring entity as set out under the Procurement Act.

Managing Director Beverly Harper told Stabroek News that as a legal safeguard the company also carbon-copied the letter to the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB).

This move follows an announcement by Cabinet Secretary Dr Roger Luncheon on Wednesday, that only the New GPC was pre-qualified to supply drugs to the health sector and said that it was because the company outscored competitors in safety requirements and local investment.

Under the Procurement Act, ANSA McAl had five working days in which to submit a written protest …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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