August 2017 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 2015/16 Invitation to Tender, dated 6 November 2015 and the 2016/17 Invitation to Tender, dated 3 November 2016.

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/about-us-1/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

Hospital pharmaceutical tenders – Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

1. Tenders awarded to listed pharmaceuticals where no brand is listed.

The decisions were as follows:

Chemical name

Presentation;

Pack size and type


Pack price

Hospital Supply Brand

(Supplier)

DV Limit

Listing date

Hospital Supply Status date

Leveitracetam

Inj 100 mg per ml, 5 ml vial, 

10 vials  

$52.68

Levetiracetam-AFT

(AFT)

1%

1 March 2018

1 May 2018

2016/17 Tender – Sole Subsidised Supply Status or Hospital Supply Status applies until 30 June 2020

Community pharmaceutical tenders – Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

2. Tenders awarded where no pharmaceutical is currently listed.

The decisions were as follows:

Chemical name

Presentation;
Pack size and type

Pack price

Sole Supply Brand

(Supplier)

Listing date

Sole Supply Status date

Leveitracetam*

Oral liq 100 mg per ml, 300 ml OP 

bottle

$44.78

Levetiracetam-AFT

(AFT)

1 February 2018

1 July 2018

* Levetiracetam 100mg/ml will be removed from the list of “Pharmaceuticals with standardised formula for compunding in Oral products” in Section C of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 February 2018

Hospital pharmaceutical tenders – Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

3. Tenders awarded where no pharmaceutical is currently listed.

The decisions were as follows:

Chemical name

Presentation;

Pack size and type

Pack price

Hospital Supply Brand

(Supplier)

DV Limit

Listing date

Hospital Supply Status date

Leveitracetam

Oral liq 100 mg per ml, 300 ml

bottle  

$44.78

Levetiracetam-AFT

(AFT)

1%

1 February 2018

1 April 2018


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 2015/16 Invitation to Tender, dated 6 November 2015, and
  • the 2016/17 Invitation to Tender, dated 3 November 2016.

2015/16 Invitation to Tender

Chemical name

Line item

Amoxicllin clavulanate

Grans for oral liq amoxicllin 400 mg with potassium clavulanate 57 mg per 5 ml

Cytarabine

Inj 1 g  

Cytarabine  

Inj 2 g

2016/17 Invitation to Tender

Chemical name

Line item

Macrogol 3350 with potassium chloride, sodium bicarbonate and sodium chloride  

Powder for oral soln 6.563 g with potassium chloride 23.3 mg, sodium bicarbonate 89.3 mg and sodium chloride 175.4 mg  

Calcipotriol

Soln 50 mcg per ml (pack size 30 ml or greater)  


For products included in the 2015/16 and 2016/17 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.