International Medicines Tender in Honduras Voided

A new tender will be launched in three weeks, with corrections to the administrative errors that caused this cancellation.

Monday, April 8, 2013

The bidding process was declared void because there was no publication in the official newspaper La Gaceta as required by law.

"It has been explained that because of a point of law there was no advance publication in La Gaceta and this formality, which is fundamental, makes it necessary to restart the process at the earliest opportunity," said German Enamorado, a Human rights public prosecutor.

The official added that the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor will start an investigation process against Christopher Ortega, head of procurement for the Ministry of Health, who would be the person responsible for making the publication process.

According to Health Minister, Roxana Araujo, it was announced that the new tender will be published in the next few days as required by law.

"The gap that we're going to have is about 20 to 22 days in starting the new process, but this will protect us in the near future from being sued for millions by providers who might have felt affected by the process," added Araujo

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