Decision to list rehabilitation products supplied by Protec Solutions Limited

Medicines Decision

We are pleased to announce the approval of a listing agreement with Protec Solutions Limited for the supply of rehabilitation equipment, patient positioning products and supports.

In summary this will result in:

  • Protec’s Rehabilitation Products being listed in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 March 2020 under a national agreement that all DHBs may purchase under (“Agreement”); and
  • DHBs being able to continue to purchase other suppliers’ brands of Rehabilitation Products as the Agreement is not for sole supply.

Any changes to the original proposal?

This decision was subject to a consultation letter dated 13 January 2020

There were no changes to the original proposal as a result of consultation feedback.

Who we think will be most interested

  • Suppliers and Wholesalers
  • DHB staff
    • Clinical engineers and maintenance services
    • DHB procurement and supply chain
    • Geriatricians
    • Neurologists and Neurosurgeons
    • Nurses
    • Occupational therapists
    • Orthopaedic surgeons
    • Orthotists
    • Paediatricians
    • Physiotherapists
    • Podiatrists
    • Rehabilitation physicians (including spinal units)
    • Speech-language therapists

Detail about this decision

In October 2018 PHARMAC issued a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for the supply of rehabilitation products

The RFP was for non-exclusive national agreements for listing on the Pharmaceutical Schedule.

After completing the RFP evaluation process, and consulting on the provisional Agreement reached with Protec, PHARMAC has decided to list Protec’s Rehabilitation Products in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 March 2020.

The full list of products will be available on PHARMAC's website from 1 March 2020, in both a PDF document and an Excel spreadsheet

DHBs can continue to choose which Rehabilitation Products they purchase, including those from other suppliers. DHBs that purchase Rehabilitation Products from Protec must do so under the terms and conditions, including pricing, in the Agreement from 1 March 2020.

The Agreement includes terms and conditions for training and education to be provided by Protec on the appropriate use of its Rehabilitation Products, which is to be provided at times and in formats as agreed with individual DHBs.

Our response to what you told us

We appreciate the time people took to respond to this consultation.

All consultation responses received by 31 January 2020 were considered in their entirety in making the decision to list Rehabilitation Products supplied by Protec.

A summary of the main themes raised in feedback and our responses to the feedback are set out below:



No technical or resource impacts anticipated as a result of the proposal. 


Feedback that the financial analysis provided to DHB Procurement Managers appeared to under report spend for products included in the consultation.

Protec updated the financial analysis and this was provided to DHB Procurement Managers.

If you have any questions about this decision, you can email us at; or call our toll free number (9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday) on 0800 66 00 50.