Tender for $17 Million In Medical Supplies

The Costa Rican Social Security Fund tenders the supply of complete primary total hip replacement systems, partial prostheses and other inputs.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Costa Rica Government Purchase 2019LN-000028-5101:

"Lines to contract:

-1,896 Total primary knee prosthesis systems with and without posterior cruciate ligament preservation.
-1.896 Cement spacer.
1.416 Complete systems of non-cemented primary total hip replacement.
-456 Complete systems for total hip replacement revision surgery
-264 Bipolar partial hip prostheses
-216 Total and partial shoulder prosthesis systems
-168 Complete systems for performing total knee replacement revision surgery
-96 Complete primary total replacement systems of cemented hip."

Reference Value: $17.347.192.

Deadline for receipt of bids: October 30, 2019.

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