January 2014 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 2012/13 Invitation to Tender, dated 31 October 2012.

Some of the pharmaceuticals that will be delisted when the period of Sole Subsidised Supply 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 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.

Where a product does not have a current Pharmacode, suppliers are required to ensure that a Pharmacode has been obtained from the Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand before the 12th of the month prior to the date of listing. PHARMAC cannot list a product (and pharmacies cannot claim) without the correct Pharmacode.

2012/13 Tender – Sole Subsidised Supply Status or Hospital Supply Status applies until 30 June 2016

Community pharmaceutical tenders – Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

1. 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
Coal tar soln; 200 ml $12.94 $12.55 Midwest
(Midwest)
1 March 2014 1 June 2014

2. Tenders awarded to currently listed pharmaceuticals where no other brand is listed and pack size has changed

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 listing for tender winning brand Date of subsidy change for other pack size Sole Subsidised Supply date (and delisting of other pack size) Brand (Supplier);pack size affected by reference pricing and delisting
Loratadine oral liq 1 mg per ml; 200 ml bottle $3.10 per 100 ml $4.25 per 200 ml LoraPaed
(AFT)
1 September 2014 1 November 2014 1 February 2015 LoraPaed
(AFT); 100 ml bottle

Hospital pharmaceutical tenders – Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

3. Tenders awarded to listed pharmaceuticals where only the current brand is listed and pack size has changed.

The decisions were as follows:

Chemical Name Presentation;
Pack size and type
Current pack price New pack price Hospital Supply
Brand (Supplier)
DV
Limit
Date of listing and price change of other pack size Hospital Supply Status date Brand (Supplier);pack size affected by subsidy change and delisting
Loratadine oral liq 1 mg per ml; 200 ml bottle $3.10 per 100 ml $4.25 per 200 ml LoraPaed
(AFT)
1% 1 September 2014 1 November 2014 LoraPaed
(AFT); 100 ml bottle

For products included in the 2011/12 Invitation to Tender, the 2012/13 Invitation to Tender and the 2013/14 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.