2016 Applications invited for appointment as CFA for PMJAK Jan Aushadhi medicines distributors

Want to know how to become a Carrying & Forwarding agent (CFA) for a Prime Minister Jan Aushadhi Kendra (PMJAK)? This article provides complete information on the application process to become a CFA of a Jan Aushadhi generic medicines store under the PMJAK government scheme.

The Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana (PMJAK) aims to provide low cost generic medicines. Under this Government Scheme, it has opened Jan Aushadhi Kendras (stores) across India. To extend the reach of the availability of the low cost medicines, it is planning to ope more such stores in various States. For this plan, it has invited applications to become distributors for PMJAK Jan Aushadhi medicines stores. At the same time, it is also inviting applications to appoint Carrying & Forwarding agents (CFAs) for the Bureau of Pharma Public Sector Undertakings of India (BPPI), which is under the administration of the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers. Applications should be submitted through a tender process by 13th January 2017. The Tender Reference No. is BPPI/LOGISTICS/CFA003/2016.

Jan Aushadhi CFA responsibilities

As a Carrying & Forwarding agents (CFA) you will be responsible for the following:
    You need to ensure sufficient stocks of drugs & medicines as well as requisite surgicals & various promitional goods
  1. You will be the agent serving BPPI and hospital distributors and Prime Minister Jan Aushadhi
    Kendras (PMJAKs) in the State(s) for which you are submitting an application as a CFA. You will also be responsible for supplying to institutions in that State. You would need to ensure that the requisite supplies are delivered quickly & order are executed within 24 hours of receipt.

  2. As a CFA, you will be in total management of the store, including inventory, collection of payment against supplies from Distributors in your State, etc and adhering to the local statutory requirements.

  3. You will be expected to submit daily MIS reports to BPPI.

Locations where CFA are required

CFAs for BPPI are required in the below-mentioned States, with responsibility of serving the entire territory of the State(s):
  1. Andhra Pradesh

  2. Maharashtra

  3. Guajrat

  4. Madhya Pradesh

  5. Uttar Pradesh

  6. Assam

  7. Karnataka

  8. Andhra Pradesh

  9. Telangana

  10. Tamilnadu

Who can apply to be CFA

Those applying to be a CFA must fulfill all the below-mentioned listed eligibility criteria:
  1. You should have been a CFA for a pharmaceutical company for a minimum of 3 years. At least one of the pharmaceutical companies for which you are a CFA must be one which is in the top 200 reputed pharmaceutical companies.

  2. During the last 3 financial years, you should have an average annual sales turnover of
    pharmaceutical items handled by you not less than Rs.5 crores.

  3. You should be an Income Tax assessee for the last 3 years.

  4. You must have the requisite owned or hired commercial space as per the requirements of BPPI, with separate space for office work.

  5. The infrastructure in the commercial & office premises should include: a working computer system, a printer and scanner, a fax, telephone and Internet facilities, storage facility as per the Drugs and
    Cosmetic Act and storage racks to stock the medicines in the requisite controlled temperature.

  6. You should be able to provide an efficient & quick delivery system to ensure that requisite medicines can be despatched to serving Distributors within 24 hours.

  7. You should have the requisite consent for co-branding with PMJAK, by PMJAK printing PMJAK Mission statement on sales Invoice.

  8. You must have good financial standing with Bank reference.

  9. You should not have been a party to any legal conviction or related offences of Pharma Companies by any Court of law or by any Statutory Authorities under the Drugs & Cosmetic Act. In case you are involved in any litigation, you will need to submit details of the same.

How to apply

Send your application under Tender Reference No. BPPI/LOGISTICS/CFA003/2016 in the requisite format along with all the relevant documents as listed to:
The Director, Operations
Bureau of Pharma Public Sector Undertakings of India (BPPI),
IDPL Corporate Office, IDPL Complex,
Old Delhi Gurgaon Road,
Dundahera, Gurgaon–122016

Sealed Tenders will be under a 2-cover system, namely: (i) Cover – A: Containing the "TECHNICAL BID" and (ii) Cover – B: Containing the "PRICE BID".

Importnat Note: Ensure that you read all the Terms & Conditions and go through the entire notification, including EMD to be paid before you apply.

Last date for submission of documents: 12th January 2017 by 3p.m.

Contact person if you have any queries /clarification:
Dr. R.K.Agarwal, Director (Procurement&QC)
Ph: 0124 – 4556751
Email: rka.bppi@gmail.com
Website: http://janaushadhi.gov.in/

Details and Tender document also available at: https://eprocure.gov.in/

[Reference: Hindustan Times (Mumbai edition), dt. 24th December 2016, page 25.]

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