Dr Reddy's to provide Sputnik V stock to BMC; Global Tenders' bidders disqualified

A big development in the BMC Global Tenders. All the 9 bidders have been disqualified, who expressed their interest in the BMC's global tenders for vaccine supply in the state amidst a shortage. The BMC has cited lack of documentation for disqualifying the bidders. On the other hand, Dr Reddy's has agreed to supply Sputnik V vaccine doses to the BMC on an experimental basis. A meeting was held between BMC and Sputnik V's supplier Dr Reddy's in regards to supplying some stock of vaccine in the state. The stock will be provided by June end and another meeting is likely to take place within 8-10 days. The BMC is expected to request for more stock to Dr Reddy's.