The health ministry is floating a global tender to import 50,000 MT of India News liquid medical oxygen

NEW DELHI: As India faces an acute shortage of oxygen supply in hospitals designated for Covid patients, the government on Wednesday floated a short-term global tender to import 50,000 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO).
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has floated this global tender through HLL Lifecare, which is a government initiative.
The tender, which was floated on April 16, states that the imported Liquid Medical Oxygen will be used by various Center and State government hospitals.
A pre-bid meeting on this tender was held on Tuesday.
The real money deposit (EMD) is nil for this tender. Bidders usually have to deposit some EMD before bidding for the tender, but in view of the crisis, the Center has relaxed them from depositing any EMD.
The tender states that HLL Lifecare for and on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare invites worldwide tenders from qualified and qualified tenderers or suppliers to procure imported liquid oxygen of at least 99.5% purity in ISO containers 20MT.
The global tender will open on April 28 and the distribution schedule will be calculated from the date of the letter of credit (LOC) opening.