Crown Agents to save over UAH 124 mln on 2016 procurement
Britain's Crown Agents would save over UAH 124 million on procurement of medicines and medical products using the 2016 national budget funds.
Crown Agents said in a press release that the funds will be allocated for additional procurement of medicines and medical products under appropriate directions.
Within procurements, Crown Agents processed and carried out technical and comprehensive inspection of 131 offers from suppliers from 17 countries.
The total number of companies-winners of tenders are 55, of which 31 companies are manufacturers, including 12 Ukrainian manufacturers.
The active phase of supply has already begun.
In particular, under the Agreement with Health Ministry of Ukraine for providing public procurement for the coronary stenting programme, 10,354 stents and related medical consumables were planned to be procured in the amount of UAH 155.8 million for urgent coronary stenting procedures in cases of acute myocardial infarction. Crown Agents completed public procurement comprehensively, saving about 50% of budget funds that will allow providing additional procurement for this program.
Under the procurement program of consumables for individual glucometers for diabetic children and pregnant women, competitiveness and transparency, which Crown Agents are strictly adhering to, allowed to increase the supply by 36% and procure 8.427 million dipsticks for individual glucometers. Thanks to savings of UAH 5.2 million allocated for procurement, each diabetic child and pregnant woman will be able to receive at least 949 test strips instead of planned 700.
Crown Agents coordinates procurement for the Ministry of Health of Ukraine under 12 programs totalling UAH 1,067 billion financed by 2016 state budget. Almost 90% of the demand financed has already been procured, while as of July 27, 2017 under two programs the plan has been over-fulfilled.