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Future Procurement Opportunity (FPO) – Supply of Pharmaceuticals to Public Hospitals and/or Community Pharmacies – 2022/23 Annual Tender


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RFx ID : 25879728
Tender Name : Future Procurement Opportunity (FPO) – Supply of Pharmaceuticals to Public Hospitals and/or Community Pharmacies – 2022/23 Annual Tender
Reference # : A1589127
Open Date : Q2 2022
Indicative RFx Release Date  : Q4 2022  [?]
Tender Type : Future Procurement Opportunity (FPO)
Project Status : Initial development  [?]
Indicative Total Value : $100M +  [?]
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 51000000 - Drugs and Pharmaceutical Products
  • New Zealand
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Pharmac Tender Team
Agency Address :
Related Tenders:

Pharmac is in the process of drafting its next annual invitation to tender (ITT) for supply of pharmaceuticals to Public Hospitals and/or Community Pharmacies.

The Pharmac ITT is an annual open competitive procurement process. It gives suppliers the opportunity to bid for supply of a large range of different medicines and related products (approximately 400–700 line items per tender).

Suppliers bid to have “Principal Supply Status” on medicines and related products included in the ITT. If awarded a tender, the supplier’s brand becomes the main funded brand in the community and/or Public Hospitals. The principal supplier can be guaranteed up to 95% of the total funded market for about 3 years.

Pharmac consults on its draft Annual ITT every year in July/August. Through this process there is also an opportunity for suppliers to submit Alternative Commercial Proposals (ACPs). Find out more about this here:

Pharmac generally includes pharmaceuticals that:
• are currently under a tender agreement, but the exclusive supply period of the agreement is about to expire
• are coming off patent
• have subsidy or delisting protections that are ending soon
• have new competition.

The finalised Annual ITT is released every year in October/November.

Attached to this FPO is information from the Pharmaceutical Schedule that includes detail on when currently active exclusive supply arrangements are ending. Products where exclusive supply arrangements are ending soon (eg in 2022 or 2023) might be considered for inclusion in this year’s annual ITT. We welcome suppliers to get in touch about products they may be interested in supplying now or when the draft ITT is released for consultation.

Other useful links:

Previous Annual Tenders issued:
Final 2021/22 ITT:
Final 2020/21 ITT:
Final 2019/20 ITT:

Please view the Pharmaceutical Schedule for information on funded pharmaceuticals:
And here:

RFx Outcome

This tender has been completed.

Further information:
Tender released, 31 OCtober, see Pharmac website for details:

Date RFx was completed/updated: Monday, 14 November 2022 4:05 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)