Master Alliance Provisions Guide (MAPGuide)

US Department of Defense – Moderna, COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Agreement

  • Equitable Access | Ensuring continuity

H10. Ensuring Sufficient Supply of the Product

1. In recognition of the Government’s significant funding for the development and manufacturing of the product in this contract and the Government’s need to provide sufficient quantities of a COVlD-19 vaccine to protect the United States population, the Government shall have the remedy described in this section to ensure sufficient supply of the product to meet the needs of the public health or national security. This remedy is not available to the Government unless and until both of the following conditions ((a) and (b)) are met:

(a) Moderna gives written notice, required to be submitted to the Government no later than [***], of:

(i) any formal management decision to terminate manufacturing of this product vaccine prior to delivery of any doses to USG under this contract, including all exercised options, other than as a result of clinical failure, or serious technical or safety reasons; or

(ii) any formal management decision to discontinue sale of this product vaccine to the Government prior to delivery of any doses to USG under this contract, including all exercised options, other than as a result of clinical failure, or serious technical or safety reasons; or

(iii) any filing that anticipates Federal bankruptcy protection; and

(b) Moderna has submitted an Emergency Use Authorization application under §564 of the FD&C Act or a biologics license application provisions of §351(a) of the Public Health  Service Act (PHSA).

2. If both conditions listed in section 1 occur, Moderna, upon the request of the Government, shall provide the following items necessary for the Government to pursue manufacturing of this product vaccine with a third party for exclusive sale to the U.S. Government:

(a) a writing evidencing a non-exclusive, nontransferable, irrevocable (except for cause), royalty-free paid-up license to practice or have practiced for or on behalf of the U.S. Government any Moderna Background Patent, Copyright, other Moderna Intellectual Property, Moderna Know-How, Moderna Technical Data rights necessary to manufacture doses of the mRNA- 1273 vaccine;

(b) necessary FDA regulatory filings or authorizations owned or controlled by Moderna related to this product vaccine and any confirmatory instrument pertaining thereto; and

(c) any outstanding Deliverables contemplated or materials purchased under this contract.

3. This remedy will remain available until the end of the contract.