Purchase & Procurement
Department is responsible to make purchases to meet the overall
requirements of all Divisions/Departments of NIH, through Open
Tenders, Limited Tenders, Petty Purchase as well as Proprietary
basis. Annual tender for purchase of Animal and their Ration is
also published in the press.
Before1972, the following departments of NIH were working
independently having their own stores:
National Health Laboratories (presently PHLD)
Nutrition Survey & Research Institute (presently
Drug Research Institute (Presently DC&TMD)
Bureau of Laboratories (presently BPD)
The above departments were merged in NHL in 1972.
1987, an other store viz Viral Vaccine Store was established
headed by Store Officer
Central Store was headed by Assistant Director (Store).
November 1995 Viral Vaccine Store merged with the Central Store
with the approval of BOG with a new designation namely Purchase
& Procurement Department under the supervision of Deputy
manage purchase & procurement of technical and general store for
all departments of NIH.
plan procurement of all types of vaccines/ORS production
components in consultation with BPD and Quality Control Lab for
ensure that stock of all material required for production of
vaccines, anti-sera and ORS is available in stock for at least
make the risk purchase in case of non-supply by the contractor
against Annual Tender of Ration and Live Stock.
open L/Cs, dealing with Banks and other Agencies for importable
maintain up to date inventory of durable goods/store.
ensure periodical and annual maintenance of Machinery and
The major mission of Purchase & Procurement
Department to arrange the timely supply of stores i.e
Machinery/Equipment, Chemical/Glassware, Live Stock/Ration &
General Store items for all divisions/section of NIH with
special reference to BPD so that production activities could
be continued without any interruption.
To open L/Cís for import of different items
of stores against the Foreign Exchange Allocations released
by the Ministry of Finance according to NIH yearly budget.
Store Wing of Purchase & Procurement
Department is responsible to arrange Inspection of each and
every item of store from the end user. After clearance of
Inspection Note the store is taken on Central Stock Ledger
by the Storekeeper Incharge of concerned Store.
The Purchase & Procurement Department is headed by
& Procurement (BPS-19) who is overall In charge of
Apart from this, he is assisted by Assistant Director
(P&P) & Assistant Director Store. Assistant Director (P&P) deals
with the cases relating to Purchase & Procurement of Store while
Assistant Director (Store) is responsible to carry on the duties
relating to Store Section.
As mentioned above, the Purchase Department is
responsible to arrange the timely purchase of all type of store
against the demand of all divisions/sections of NIH. In order to
keep abreast with the upcoming modern line of action, we are
trying our best to go with the requirement of new environment