The contract with HHS is for the storage and distribution of 80,000 pallets of PPE and COVID-19 related products to support the Strategic National Stockpile.
Henry Schein Inc announced that the company was awarded a $53.4 million contract from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the storage and distribution of 80,000 pallets of personal protective equipment (PPE) and COVID-19 related products to support the Strategic National Stockpile. This agreement is part of HHS efforts to leverage public and private sectors when responding to public health crises and other emergencies.
“We are honored to have been selected to serve HHS in such a critical capacity, and we look forward to supporting the efforts of [the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR) within HHS], along with state and local agencies, to provide additional resources and infrastructure needed to get health care products where they are needed most,” said Stanley M. Bergman, chairman of the board and CEO of Henry Schein. “This pandemic is a painful reminder that it is vital for health care workers to have the protection they need for their safety and to care for their patients. As a solutions provider to the federal government, we strongly support ASPR’s strategy to expand and enhance the [Strategic National Stockpile] and its capabilities to supplement state and local medical supplies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and for future public health emergencies.”