October 2016 tender notification

Tender Closed

PHARMAC has resolved to award tenders for Sole Subsidised Supply Status and Hospital Supply Status for some products included in the 2014/15 Invitation to Tender, dated 6 November 2014, and the 2015/16 Invitation to Tender, dated 6 November 2015.

Some of the pharmaceuticals that will be delisted when the period of Sole Subsidised Supply/Hospital Supply Status commences may be subject to existing listing contracts with PHARMAC. Suppliers of pharmaceuticals that are subject to such contracts should continue to supply their pharmaceuticals under those contracts. PHARMAC will continue to subsidise those pharmaceuticals accordingly until such time as those pharmaceuticals are delisted.

Notification of Product Changes (NOPC) forms, Containered Trade Product Pack (CTPP) codes and Pharmacodes

Please note that for any changes (price change, pack size change, new listing etc) to be effective in the Pharmaceutical Schedule (including Section H), suppliers are required to notify any changes to PHARMAC and the Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand by 4pm on the 12th of the month prior to the date of subsidy change. More information and NOPC forms can be found on our website(external link).

Suppliers are required to ensure that a Pharmacode has been obtained from the Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (http://www.pgnz.org.nz/pharmacode(external link)) and that a CTPP code has been obtained from the New Zealand Universal List of Medicines (http://www.nzulm.org.nz/sponsors(external link)). Pharmacodes and CTPP codes must be provided to PHARMAC by the 5th of the month prior to the date of listing, or 10 business days following the market notification date (whichever is earliest). PHARMAC cannot list a product (and pharmacies cannot claim) without the correct Pharmacode.

2015/16 Tender – Sole Subsidised Supply Status or Hospital Supply Status applies until 30 June 2019

Community pharmaceutical tenders – Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

Tenders awarded to currently listed pharmaceuticals where no other brand is listed.

The decisions were as follows:

Chemical name

Presentation;
Pack size and type

Current subsidy (and price)

New subsidy (and price)

Sole supply brand (Supplier)

Date of subsidy change

Sole Subsidised Supply date

Codeine phosphate

Tab 15 mg;
100 tablets

$4.75

$5.75

PSM
(API)

1 February 2017

1 May 2017

Codeine phosphate

Tab 30 mg;
100 tablets

$5.80

$6.80

PSM
(API)

1 February 2017

1 May 2017

Codeine phosphate

Tab 60 mg;
100 tablets

$12.50

$13.50

PSM
(API)

1 February 2017

1 May 2017

Hospital pharmaceutical tenders – Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

Tenders awarded to currently listed pharmaceuticals where no other brand is listed.

The decisions were as follows:

Chemical Name Presentation;
Pack size and type
Current price New price Hospital Supply Brand
(Supplier)
DVLimit Listing date Hospital Supply Status date
Codeine phosphate Tab 15 mg;
100 tablets
$4.75 $5.75 PSM
(API)
1% 1 February 2017 1 April 2017
Codeine phosphate Tab 30 mg;
100 tablets
$5.80 $6.80 PSM
(API)
1% 1 February 2017 1 April 2017
Codeine phosphate Tab 60 mg;
100 tablets
$12.50 $13.50 PSM
(API)
1% 1 February 2017 1 April 2017

Tender declines - Products where no tender is to be awarded for Sole Subsidised Supply Status or Hospital Supply Status

PHARMAC has resolved not to award tenders for Sole Subsidised Supply Status or Hospital Supply Status for the following products listed in the 2014/15 Invitation to Tender, dated 6 November 2014, and the 2015/16 Invitation to Tender, dated 6 November 2015:

2014/15 Invitation to Tender

Chemical Name Line Item Chemical Name Line Item
Famotidine Tab 20 mg Granisetron Inj 1 mg

2015/16 Invitation to Tender

Chemical Name Line Item Chemical Name Line Item
Cetomacrogol with glycerol Crm 90% with glycerol 10%, 100 g Mercaptopurine Tab 50 mg
Latanoprost with timolol Eye drops 50 mcg per ml with timolol 0.5% Zinc and castor oil Oint BP (pack size greater than 30 g)
Levetiracetam Oral liq 100 mg per ml    

For products included in the 2014/15 and 2015/16 Invitation to Tender where no announcement has yet been made, either a decision is still pending or is provisional, subject to the product gaining market approval and being available to supply, and subject to PHARMAC Board (or its delegate) approval. We will keep you informed of any updates regarding such tender products as decisions are made. 

If you have any queries regarding this notification, please contact PHARMAC on 0800 66 00 50.