In Court

 
Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015 | 02:50:09 AM

Tender bias: Hyderabad-based Aurobindo Pharma Ltd has sued the South African government for showing bias towards local pharma companies while awarding contracts worth US $400-million to supply anti-retroviral drugs for a UN sponsored HIV/AIDS programme. The company is currently the world's largest producer of antiretroviral aids drugs but lost the tender despite quoting prices 30 per cent lower than the rival companies. Sixty per cent of the contract, awarded last year, went to South Africa-based firms. Aurobindo Pharma Ltd took over a year to prepare its case.

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