Managed Sourcing, Supply & Distribution Services


Goods and services you can purchase

As a Managed Services provider, Product Distribution Centre (PDC) provides full-supply chain services for the sourcing, procurement, inventory management, and distribution of goods to your end-users. 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

Types of goods we can buy: 

  • 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)
  • Career apparel (uniforms, jackets, hats, boots)

Use this arrangement

Step 1: Check if your organization is authorized. Organizations that may use this arrangement are:

  • 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 (PDF), you are authorized to use this arrangement
  • Federal government

Step 2: Contact Product Distribution Centre by email or phone at 1-800-988-1155 about your specialized, unique program. If our services align with your program needs, we'll work with you to identify your program requirements and begin procuring products. 

Step 3: Clients can place orders on the Product Distribution Centre online store. We set up custom, controlled shopping carts for secure, authorized, and easy ordering.


Information about this arrangement

  • Product Distribution Centre is a Health Canada regulated facility holding both a Drug Establishment License (DEL) and a Medical Device Establishment License (MDEL) under “Wholesaler” category for DEL and “Distributor” category for MDEL
    • PDC is not licensed under “Importer” category for either license; therefore, PDC can only procure with Canadian distributors
    • Separate from this arrangement, PDC 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

Pricing

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


Related Links

Read Procurement Policies & Procedures

Discover BC Bid Resources


Contact Information

Product Distribution Centre

Phone: 604-927-2000
Toll-free: 1-800-988-1155

Email: PDCCustomerSer@gov.bc.ca

Website: Product Distribution Centre