Generic Drugs

Solicitation number E60PH-13SOGD/A

Publication date

Closing date and time 2013/05/08 14:00 EDT

    Trade Agreement: Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
    Tendering Procedures: 
    Attachment: None
    Non-Competitive Procurement Strategy: Government Objectives
    Representing Best Interests/Value to Govt
    Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
    Vendor Name and Address: 
    VARIOUS Ontario
    Nature of Requirements: 
    Definition of Requirement
    PWGSC proposes to establish National Master Standing Offers
    (NMSO) with discount pricing with suppliers of generic
    pharmaceuticals on behalf of the Federal Group Purchasing
    Program for Drugs and Vaccines. The manufacturers PWGSC intends
    to negotiate with are:  Apotex, Cobalt, Pharmascience, Sandoz,
    Taro, and Teva.
    The Department of National Defence (DND), Health Canada (HC) and
    Correctional Services Canada (CSC) purchase a significant amount
    of their pharmaceutical needs via a Pharmaceutical Prime Vendor
    National Master Standing Offer (NMSO) currently held by McKesson
    Canada. Historical usage reports under this NMSO were used to
    identify potential suppliers listed above.
    Any supplier not listed above who would like to be considered
    for issuance of an NMSO must meet the  minimum requirements
    listed below.
    Suppliers must:
           1) Submit firm discounted price for items listed in
    current published price list(s) and/or catalogue(s).
               Discounted prices must be held firm for the period of
    the Standing Offer.
     2) Agree to the Disclosure of Information Clause. Suppliers, 
    in the event of a resulting Standing  
               Offer, agree and consent to the disclosure of its
    Standing Offer unit prices to McKesson Canada
         Corp., or to another prime distributor as may be
    necessitated by a change in current  
     3) Have a Drug Identification Number (DIN) or a Notice of
    Compliance (NOC), where applicable,
         issued from BGTD for each product sold; and must be in
    compliance with the provisions of the
         Food and Drugs Act and Regulations, and where applicable,
    with the provisions of the Controlled
         Drugs and Substances Act and Regulations.
           4) Be capable of supplying goods to users across Canada.
    Standing Offer Period
    From issuance of Standing Offer until September 30, 2016.
    Will be on an as-and-when requested basis.
    Trade Agreements
    The requirement is not covered under the World Trade
    Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP) or
    the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) for reasons
    with the protection of human life and health.
    This requirement is subject to the Agreement on Internal Trade
    Delivery Date: 01/07/2013
    You are hereby notified that the government intends to negotiate
    with one firm only as identified above. Should you have any
    questions concerning this requirement, contact the contracting
    officer identified above.
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    calendar days, indicating to the supplier community that it
    intends to award a good, service or construction contract to a
    pre-identified contractor. If no other supplier submits, on or
    before the closing date, a Statement of Capabilities that meets
    the requirements set out in the ACAN, the contracting authority
    may then proceed with the award.  However, should a Statement of
    Capabilities be found to meet the requirements set out in the
    ACAN, then the contracting authority will proceed to a full
    tendering process.
    Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available
    to provide the services/goods described herein, may submit a
    statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person
    identified in this Notice on or before the closing date of this
    Notice. The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate
    how the supplier meets the advertised requirements.
    The PWGSC file number, the contracting officer's name and the
    closing date of the ACAN must appear on the outside of the
    envelope in block letters or, in the case of a facsimile
    transmission, on the covering page.
    The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any
    Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada.

    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    11 Laurier St, Phase III, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
    Contracting authority
    Joy, Sharon
    (819) 956-6510 ( )
    11 Laurier St. / 11, rue Laurier
    6B3, Place du Portage III
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5

    Buying organization(s)

    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    11 Laurier St, Phase III, Place du Portage
    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0S5
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    English, French
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