Maquet Turkey wins major public procurement contract
Maquet Turkey has won a major contract for the delivery of 600 SERVO-s ventilators to 163 public clinics in 74 Turkish cities. The tender process took a total of two years, from first negotiations in mid-2012 to the final bid letter in May 2014. It is the first step in a framework agreement set out over a period of four years by the Turkish Public Procurement Institution, and totaling 3,000 ventilators overall. Maquet won the tender against six other companies, who will, however, be allowed to compete again in the next stages of the tender.
Installation occured in four phases
The Turkish Ministry of Health stipulated that the entire installation, training and documentation of the new ventilators had to be completed by November 20th, 2014. In order to meet this deadline, Maquet Turkey decided to distribute the devices in four shipments, focusing first on remote areas and small orders with 1 to 5 ventilators per city or hospital. The first shipment, which was sent out at the beginning of August, saw 170 SERVO-s delivered to 54 hospitals in 33 cities. There were further shipments of 170, 85 and 90 units, respectively, in September and October, and Maquet Turkey completed all requirements by November 15th – five days ahead of the ministry’s specification.
Past experience and support from headquarter helped win the tender
The successful bid is a reward in itself for the Critical Care team in Turkey, as it is confirmation of their effective team-work and considerable experience with such tenders. In the past, Maquet Turkey has already won substantial public contracts for Diyarbakir’s Dicle University and Istanbul municipality, to name but two.