Managed Sourcing, Supply & Distribution Services

Product Distribution Centre (PDC) assists with the sourcing, procurement, inventory management, and distribution of goods.

Last updated: June 23, 2022

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Product Distribution Centre

Product Distribution Centre (PDC) is a complete supply chain solution including procurement, inventory management, customer service and distribution of goods. PDC works with government, public sector, publicly funded agencies and their end users.

Types of goods we can buy

PDC can supply:

  • Medical devices and supplies
  • Feeding supplies and equipment (pumps, nutritional foods / supplements)
  • Personal care products (incontinence supplies, diapers, personal hygiene)
  • Pharmaceutical products (O.T.C. products, drugs, naloxone kits)
  • Maintenance and safety (hardware, janitorial, medical disinfectant, Personal Protective Equipment)

Pricing

PDC operates on a cost-recovery basis and our pricing depends on the cost of product, operational overhead and shipping costs.  

How we work

Our approach includes: 

  • Program-specific supply strategy consulting
  • Procurement of unique program goods
  • Supplier contract management
  • Supplier performance management
  • Inventory management
    • Custom inventory and usage data reports
    • Product receiving, warehousing, picking, packing, and shipping
    • Pharmacy support for pharmaceutical goods
    • ​Product recalls
  • Client-facing call centre and account management 
  • Secured access to a custom shopping cart for your program's products
  • Province-wide distribution to service centres and/or citizen's homes

Buy goods or services

Order online

PDC has custom shopping carts for simple and secure ordering.

Visit the online store

Special orders

Contact Product Distribution Centre by email or phone at 1-800-988-1155 about your specialized, unique program.

We'll work with you to identify your program requirements and how we may be able to help.

Organizations that may use this arrangement:

  • B.C. government ministries
  • B.C. broader public sector organizations such as Crown corporations, government-funded organizations, local/municipal governments (including fire departments)
    • Note: If your organization is on the CSA Users List, you are authorized to use this arrangement
  • Federal government

If you do not have an account with PDC, email for details.


About this arrangement

Product Distribution Centre is a Health Canada regulated facility. PDC holds a Drug Establishment License (DEL) and a Medical Device Establishment License (MDEL) under “Wholesaler” category for DEL and “Distributor” category for MDEL

  • PDC can only procure with Canadian distributors. It is not licensed under “Importer” category for DEL or MDEL
  • PDC also has a self-contained, community-licensed pharmacy that is regulated by the BC College of Pharmacists to dispense individual patient prescriptions specifically to BC Corrections facilities and certain Group Homes

Current clients and programs include:

  • Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA):
    • All Provincial Health Authorities
    • BC Children's Hospital
    • First Nations Health Authority
    • BC Ambulance Services for British Columbia Emergency Health Services
    • BC Corrections Inmate Healthcare
    • BC Midwives
    • Long-term care facilities
    • Providence Health Care
  • Ministry of Children & Family Development: At Home Care program
  • Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General and Emergency BC: BC Corrections Branch
  • Ministry of Social Development & Poverty Reduction: Income Assistance, Health Assistance Branch