Department of General Services

Procurement Division

707 Third Street, Second Floor, West Sacramento, CA 95605

(916) 375-4400 (800) 559-5529


Broadcast Date:  April 29, 2009


TO:        Department Directors

Procurement & Contracting Officers (PCOs)

Purchasing Authority Contacts (PACs)


RE:       California Swine Influenza


      The Department of General Services has the following contracts in place to assist agencies in preparing for or treating patients infected with
       the H1N1 “Swine” Influenza.


1.      Antiviral Supply Contracts – Purchases through these contracts are restricted to pandemic influenza bulk pharmaceuticals and are to be dispensed should a Pandemic Alert Period or Pandemic Period be declared by federal or State pandemic influenza-specific public health emergency declarations.


·        Tamiflu® (oseltamivir phosphate) – Agreement No. 1-08-65-60

·        Relenza® (zanamivir) – Agreement No. 1-08-65-61


2.   The Bulk Pharmaceutical Distribution Agreement with AmerisourceBergen Drug Company (ABCD) – Agreement No. 1S-05-65-50.


3.   Medical Supplies, Services and Equipment Agreement with McKesson Medical Surgical – Agreement No. 1-08-65-65-01.


Customers can locate information to understand and obtain key products that will be useful in helping to prevent further spread of the flu by contacting Tony Nudo, Government Sales Manager, McKesson Corp. at 1-630-945-7018 or 1-800-328-8111 ext. 388 or by email at



4.   MRO Safety Supplies Contract for Gloves, N95 respirators and disinfectant products – Agreement No. 1S-06-84-01. Empire Safety & Supply has stock in Roseville.


5.   Janitorial Supply contract for disinfection products – Agreement No. 1S-06-79-55


      Instructions on how to participate:


      These Agreements and instructions for how to participate can be found on the eP website at:


      Additional Information on Swine Flu:


      California Department of Public Health (CDPH)


      Center for Disease Control (CDC)


      The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)


      Agencies are also encouraged to contact their local health departments for additional information on product availability for the Swine Flu.


      Comments or questions regarding this broadcast should be directed to the following:


Gregory Doe, Pharm.D.

Pharmaceutical Program Consultant

Department of General Services