September 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 2013/14 Invitation to Tender, dated 07 November 2013.

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.

2013/14 Tender – Sole Subsidised Supply Status or Hospital Supply Status applies until 30 June 2017

Hospital pharmaceutical tenders – Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

AMENDMENT to July 2014 tender notification: in bold and strikethrough

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

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/price change for tender winning brand Hospital Supply Status date (and delisting of other listed brands) Brand (Supplier) to be delisted
Docetaxel Inj 20 mg; 1 vial $48.75 $13.70 DBL Docetaxel
(Hospira)
1% 1 October 2014 1 December 2014 Docetaxel Sandoz
(Novartis)
Docetaxel Inj 80 mg; 1 vial $195.00 $29.99 DBL Docetaxel
(Hospira)
1% 1 October 2014 1 December 2014 Docetaxel Sandoz
(Novartis)

DBL Docetaxel will be listed in Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule (as PCT only – Specialist) from 1 October 2014 at the prices above. The price and subsidy of docetaxel (PCT only – Retail Pharmacy Specialist) in Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule will also be amended to the above prices from 1 October 2014.

The subsidy for docetaxel inj 1 mg for ECP in Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule will change from $2.63 per 1 mg to $0.61 per 1 mg from 1 October 2014 1 December 2014.

Community pharmaceutical tenders – Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

Tenders awarded to currently listed pharmaceuticals where only the current brand is listed.

The decisions were as follows:

Chemical name Presentation;
Pack size and type
Current pack price New pack price Sole supply brand (Supplier) Date of subsidy change Sole Subsidised Supply date
Bisoprolol fumarate Tab 2.5 mg;
30 tablets, blister pack
$3.88 $2.40 Bosvate
(Douglas)
1 January 2015 1 April 2015
Bisoprolol fumarate Tab 5 mg;
30 tablets, blister pack
$4.74 $3.50 Bosvate
(Douglas)
1 January 2015 1 April 2015
Bisoprolol fumarate Tab 10 mg;
30 tablets, blister pack
$9.18 $6.40 Bosvate
(Douglas)
1 January 2015 1 April 2015
Omeprazole Cap 10 mg;
90 capsules, bottle
$2.91 $2.23 Omezol Relief
(Mylan)
1 November 2014 1 February 2015
Omeprazole Cap 20 mg;
90 capsules, bottle
$3.78 $2.91 Omezol Relief
(Mylan)
1 November 2014 1 February 2015
Omeprazole Cap 40 mg;
90 capsules, bottle
$5.57 $4.42 Omezol Relief
(Mylan)
1 November 2014 1 February 2015

Hospital pharmaceutical tenders – Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

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

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/price change for tender winning brand Hospital Supply Status date (and delisting of  other listed brands) Brand (Supplier) to be delisted
Metronidazole Inj 5 mg per ml;
100 ml bag
$12.30 $6.94 Metronidazole-AFT
(AFT)
1% 1 February 2015 1 April 2015 Metronidazole Baxter
(Baxter)

Tenders awarded to listed pharmaceuticals where only the current brand is listed.

The decisions were as follows:

Chemical Name Presentation;Pack size and type Current pack price New pack price Hospital Supply Brand (Supplier) DVLimit Date of price change Hospital Supply Status date
Bisoprolol fumarate Tab 2.5 mg;
30 tablets, blister pack
$3.88 $2.40 Bosvate
(Douglas)
1% 1 January 2015 1 March 2015
Bisoprolol fumarate Tab 5 mg;
30 tablets, blister pack
$4.74 $3.50 Bosvate
(Douglas)
1% 1 January 2015 1 March 2015
Bisoprolol fumarate Tab 10 mg;
30 tablets, blister pack
$9.18 $6.40 Bosvate
(Douglas)
1% 1 January 2015 1 March2015
Omeprazole Cap 10 mg;
90 capsules, bottle
$2.91 $2.23 Omezol Relief
(Mylan)
1% 1 November 2014 1 January 2015
Omeprazole Cap 20 mg;
90 capsules, bottle
$3.78 $2.91 Omezol Relief
(Mylan)
1% 1 November 2014 1 January 2015
Omeprazole Cap 40 mg;
90 capsules, bottle
$5.57 $4.42 Omezol Relief
(Mylan)
1% 1 November 2014 1 January 2015

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 2012/13 Invitation to Tender, dated 31 October 2012 and 2013/14 Invitation to Tender, dated 07 November 2013:

2012/13 Invitation to Tender

Chemical Name Line Item
Phenoxymethylpenicillin
(Penicillin V)
Cap 250 mg
Phenoxymethylpenicillin
(Penicillin V)
Cap 500 mg
Tranexamic Acid Inj 100 mg per ml, 5 ml – 10 ml
Ziprasidone Cap 20 mg
Ziprasidone Cap 40 mg
Ziprasidone Cap 60 mg
Ziprasidone Cap 80 mg

2013/14 Invitation to Tender

Chemical Name Line Item
Artesunate Inj 60 mg
Celecoxib Cap 100 mg
Celecoxib Cap 200 mg
Cidofovir Inj 75 mg per ml, 5 ml
Clofazimine Cap 50 mg
Clonazepam Tab 500 mcg
Clonazepam Tab 2 mg
Cyclophosphamide Inj 1 g
Cyclophosphamide Inj 2 g
Cyclophosphamide Tab 50 mg
Esomeprazole Inj 40 mg
Etoricoxib Tab 60 mg
Etoricoxib Tab 90 mg
Etoricoxib Tab 120 mg
Mebendazole Tab 100 mg
Mefenamic acid Cap 250 mg
Meloxicam   Tab 7.5 mg
Nitazoxanide Oral liquid 100 mg per 5 ml
Spiramycin Tab 500 mg
Tobramycin Inj 40 mg per ml, 2 ml

For products included in the 2012/13 or 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.