TORONTO, Oct. 2, 2020 /CNW/ – Metro Supply Chain Group (“Metro”) announced today that it has been awarded a contract with the Government of Canada to store and distribute Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to provinces and territories. Metro will begin its work with the Public Health Agency of Canada effective immediately.
Minister of Public Services and Procurement, Anita Anand was one of several participants in the Canadian government’s COVID-19 response press conference held on September 29th. She outlined her department’s proactive PPE procurement, including an increase in numbers of deliveries that have stretched existing warehouses to capacity. “That is why I am pleased to announce,” Anand said “that on behalf of the Public Health Agency of Canada, Public Services and Procurement Canada has issued a new contract to Metro Logistics Inc. of Montreal to help with warehousing and distribution of PPE to provinces and territories. This increased capacity for the Public Health Agency of Canada to warehouse and distribute PPE is paramount as orders continue to arrive.”
“We’re proud to have the levels of infrastructure and technology that support the distribution of sensitive and time-critical products throughout Canada,” said Metro CEO, Chiko Nanji, in response to the government’s announcement. “The effective distribution of PPE is vital to our Country’s efforts to respond to the current health crisis.”