July 2015 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 2014/15 Invitation to Tender, dated 6 November 2014.

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 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.

2014/15 Tender – Sole Subsidised Supply Status or Hospital Supply Status applies until 30 June 2018

Community pharmaceutical tenders – Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

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
Nevirapine Tab 200 mg;
60 tablets, bottle pack
$95.94 $65.00 Nevirapine Alphapharm
(Mylan)
1 September 2015 1 December 2015

Hospital pharmaceutical tenders – Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

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)
Hospital Supply Brand
(Supplier)
DV
Limit
Date of subsidy change Hospital Supply Status date
Idarubicin hydrochloride 1 Inj 5 mg vial;
1 vial
$100.00 $125.00 Zavedos
(Pfizer)
1% 1 September 2015 1 November 2015
Idarubicin hydrochloride 1 Inj 10 mg vial;
1 vial
$200.00 $250.00 Zavedos
(Pfizer)
1% 1 September 2015 1 November 2015
Nevirapine Tab 200 mg;
60 tablets, bottle pack
$95.94 $65.00 Nevirapine Alphapharm
(Mylan)
1% 1 September 2015 1 November 2015
  1. The price and subsidy of idarubicin hydrochloride (PCT only – Specialist) in Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule will also be amended to the above prices from 1 September 2015. The subsidy for idarubicin hydrochloride inj 1 mg for ECP in Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule will change from $22.20 per 1 mg to $27.75 per 1 mg from 1 September 2015.

Tenders awarded to pharmaceuticals where at least one other brand is listed.

The decisions were as follows:

Chemical name Presentation;
Pack size and type
Current subsidy
(and price)
New subsidy
(and price)
Hospital Supply Brand
(Supplier)
DV Limit Listing date Hospital Supply Status date

Brand (Supplier)
affected by delisting

Cisplatin 1 Inj 1 mg per ml, 50 ml vial;
1 vial
$15.00 $12.29 DBL Cisplatin
(Hospira)
1% 1 September 2015 1 November 2015 Cisplatin Ebewe
(Sandoz)
Cisplatin 1 Inj 1 mg per ml, 100 ml vial;
1 vial
$21.00 $22.46 DBL Cisplatin
(Hospira)
1% 1 September 2015 1 November 2015 Cisplatin Ebewe
(Sandoz)
Oxaliplatin 2 Inj 5 mg per ml, 10 ml vial;
1 vial
$15.32 $13.32 Oxaliccord
(Actavis)
1% 1 January 2016 1 March 2016 Oxaliplatin Actavis
(Actavis)
Oxaliplatin 2 Inj 5 mg per ml, 20 ml vial;
1 vial
$25.01 $16.00 Oxaliccord
(Actavis)
1% 1 January 2016 1 March 2016 Oxaliplatin Actavis
(Actavis)
  1. The price and subsidy of DBL Cisplatin (PCT only – Specialist) in Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule will also be amended to the above prices from 1 September 2015. The subsidy for cisplatin inj 1 mg for ECP in Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule will change from $0.27 per 1 mg to $0.28 per 1 mg from 1 November 2015.
  2. Oxaliccord inj 5 mg per ml, 10 ml and 20 ml vials (oxaliplatin) (PCT only – Specialist) in Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule will also be listed at the above prices from 1 January 2016. The subsidy for oxaliplatin inj 1 mg for ECP in Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule will change from $0.28 per 1 mg to $0.16 per 1 mg from 1 March 2016.

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 2013/14 Invitation to Tender, dated 7 November 2013, and the 2014/15 Invitation to Tender, dated 6 November 2014:

2013/14 Invitation to Tender

Chemical name Line item
Omeprazole Inf 40 mg
Omeprazole Inj 40 mg

2014/15 Invitation to Tender

Chemical name Line Item
Condoms 51 mm or less (nominal width)
Condoms 52 mm - 54 mm (nominal width)
Condoms 55 mm - 58 mm (nominal width)
Condoms 59 mm or greater  (nominal width)
Condoms Female condom
Condoms Flavoured 54 mm or less (nominal width)
Condoms Flavoured 55 mm or greater (nominal width)
Medical lubricated jelly <200 ml
Pegylated liposomal doxorubicin Inj 20 mg
Pegylated liposomal doxorubicin Inj 50 mg

For products included in the 2013/14 and 2014/15 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.