Decision to list respiratory care products supplied by ConvaTec (New Zealand) Ltd and EBOS Group Limited

Hospital devices

Decision

We are pleased to announce the approval of non-exclusive listing agreements with ConvaTec (New Zealand) Ltd and EBOS Group Limited for the supply of respiratory equipment and consumable products to DHBs.

In summary this will result in:

  • ConvaTec’s Respiratory Equipment and Consumable products being listed in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 November 2019; and
  • EBOS’s Respiratory Equipment and Consumable products being listing in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 December 2019.

DHBs would continue to be able to purchase other suppliers’ brands of respiratory equipment and consumable products as the agreements are not for sole supply.

Any changes to the original proposal?

This decision was subject to two consultation letters:

No changes were made to either proposal as a result of consultation feedback. 

Who we think will be most interested

  • DHB Staff:
    • Theatre staff
    • Obstetricians, gynaecologists and surgeons
    • Surgical, gynaecology and general ward staff
    • Delivery suite staff
    • Midwives
    • Procurement officers
  • Suppliers and Wholesalers

Details about this decision

In 2017 PHARMAC issued Requests for Proposals (“RFPs”) for respiratory equipment and consumables

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

After evaluating ConvaTec and EBOS’s proposal, and consulting on the provisional agreement reached with them, PHARMAC has decided to list ConvaTec and EBOS’s range of Respiratory Equipment and Consumables in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 November 2019 (ConvaTec) and 1 December (EBOS).

The following product ranges and brands are included in the agreement.

Supplier

Product ranges

Brands

ConvaTec

Respiratory equipment and consumables

Unomedical

EBOS

Respiratory equipment and consumables

PARI, Clement Clarke, Sonoco

This agreement is the latest to arise from the Respiratory Equipment and consumables RFP.

The list of products will be available on PHARMAC's website from 1 November 2019 and 1 December 2019, for ConvaTec and EBOS respectively

DHBs can continue to choose which respiratory equipment and consumable products they purchase, including those from other suppliers.  DHBs that purchase ConvaTec and EBOS’s products listed on the Pharmaceutical Schedule, must do so under the terms and conditions, and at the prices, included in the agreements from the listing date.

PHARMAC expects to reach agreements with a number of other suppliers over the coming months for the supply of respiratory equipment and consumables to DHBs.

Our response to what you told us

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

All consultation responses received by 11 September 2019 (ConvaTec) and 3 October (EBOS) were considered in their entirety in making the decision to approve the agreement.

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

Theme

Comment

ConvaTec and EBOS

 

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

Noted.

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