Decision to list operating tables and accessories supplied by Device Technologies New Zealand Limited
We are pleased to announce the approval of a listing agreement for the supply of medical devices to DHBs.
What we’re doing
We are pleased to announce the approval of a listing agreement with Device Technologies New Zealand Limited (“Device Technologies”) for the supply of operating tables and accessories to DHBs.
In summary this will result in:
- Device Technologies’ products being listed in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 April 2021 under a national agreement that all DHBs may purchase under (“Agreement”); and
- DHBs being able to continue to purchase other suppliers’ brands of operating tables and accessories.
Who we think will be most interested
- Suppliers and wholesalers
- DHB staff
- Clinical engineers, maintenance services and facilities staff
- Operating theatre staff
- DHB Procurement and supply chain
Details about this decision
In coordination with PHARMAC, NZ Health Partnerships (“NZHP”) has previously released Requests for Proposals (“RFPs”) for ranges of medical devices which PHARMAC may list on the Pharmaceutical Schedule. NZHP released an RFP for operating tables and accessories in August 2019 and Device Technologies and NZHP entered an agreement via this process.
As Device Technologies had an agreement in place with NZHP for operating tables and accessories, the Agreement between Device Technologies and PHARMAC was based on that agreement. As there were no material changes made to the terms and conditions that are currently in place, PHARMAC decided that consultation on the provisional Agreement was not required, and PHARMAC has decided to list operating tables and accessories in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 April 2021.
DHBs can continue to choose which operating tables and accessories they purchase, including those from other suppliers. DHBs that purchase operating tables and accessories from Device Technologies must do so under the terms and conditions, including pricing, in the PHARMAC Agreement from 1 April 2021.
The Agreement includes terms and conditions for training and education to be provided by Device Technologies on the appropriate use of its operating tables and accessories, which is to be provided at times and in formats as agreed with individual DHBs.
If you have any questions about this decision, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org; or call our toll free number (9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday) on 0800 66 00 50.