In the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, the government launched a call for tenders for the storage and distribution of vaccines. It was Medista, a Belgian company, which won the contract until 2025. But seven months later, in December 2021, the government relaunched a new call for tenders, this time won by Movianto, a multinational pharmaceutical logistics company, based in Aalst. “For budgetary reasons“, estimated then the Minister of Health Franck Vandenbroucke.
Medista appealed to the Council of State which concluded “that there was no prima facie irregularity in the award of a new public contract for logistics related to Covid-19“.
In 2021, Medista stored and transported 80 million units of vaccines. This year, 30 million have already been distributed and the campaign for the 4th dose starts this Monday, September 12.
“We have the licenses and have developed apps to track every unit of vaccines from storage to delivery“explains Sarah Taybi, Managing Director of Medista.”We lost the contract in favor of a competitor, he still has to know how to honor it“.
Medista criticizes Movianto for not having adequate infrastructure.