Request Pfizer/BionTech contract clauses

Vanessa Sinclair made this Official Information request to Ministry of Health

The request was refused by Ministry of Health.

From: Vanessa Sinclair

Dear Ministry of Health,

Please supply details of all contracts for the supply of Covid 19 vaccines entered into with Pfizer.

To be very clear, I am not asking for pricing information. I want to see all clauses that restrict or require specific action or policy from the Ministry of Health.

Thanks in advance for your timely response.

Yours faithfully,
Vanessa Sinclair

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Kia ora Vanessa,
Thank you for your email. The Ministry is unable to provide you with a
copy of Pfizer contracts due to commercial sensitivity.  The terms and
conditions outlined the in contract are also commercially
sensitive. Therefore, your request is withheld under the following
sections of the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act):

* Section 9(2)(b)(ii) as its release would likely unreasonably prejudice
the commercial position of the person who supplied the information.  
* Section 9(2)(ba)(ii) to protect information that is subject to an
obligation of confidence and making it available would likely damage
the public interest.

Although the Ministry appreciates the high degree of public interest in
its vaccination programme and the Pfizer vaccine, this does not outweigh
the need to protect the commercial sensitivity of the information in the
agreement.
There is a large amount of information publicly available about the
vaccine, including on the Medsafe website
here: [1]www.medsafe.govt.nz/COVID-19/medicine-approval-process.asp
Under section 28(3) of the Act you have the right to ask the Ombudsman to
review any decisions made under this request. The Ombudsman may be
contacted by email at: [email address] or by phone on 0800
802 602.

Ngā mihi  

  
Nick Allan  

Manager, OIA Services  

Office of the Director-General 

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From: Vanessa Sinclair <[FOI #17415 email]>
Sent: Monday, 1 November 2021 08:55
To: OIA Requests <[email address]>
Subject: Official Information request - Request Pfizer/BionTech contract
clauses
 
Dear Ministry of Health,

Please supply details of all contracts for the supply of Covid 19 vaccines
entered into with Pfizer.

To be very clear, I am not asking for pricing information.  I want to see
all clauses that restrict or require specific action or policy from the
Ministry of Health.

Thanks in advance for your timely response.

Yours faithfully,
Vanessa Sinclair

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Vanessa Sinclair left an annotation ()

Currently with the Ombudsman awaiting review.

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victor left an annotation ()

Thanks Vanessa.

Populations have been sold out as evidenced by the available contracts shared globally.

MOH and whatever is directing its actions are exposing more eyes and ears daily through this single action.

The list of withheld data and informtion including blatant disinformation propagating via MOH and other agencies is exceedingly dangerous to the well-being of the all people.

MOH is well aware of its actions.

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Vanessa Sinclair left an annotation ()

I have emailed the Ombudsman again (16/12/21, 26/01/22, 21/02/22) and I am now starting to wonder how 'independant' the Ombudsman actually is.

It is 8 weeks since I lodged my complaint, and the country continues to be decimated by Covid policy and legislation.

This is all I have to 'guess' what is in the contract,
https://dailytelegraph.co.nz/opinion/pfi...

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Vanessa Sinclair left an annotation ()

Email received 24 March 2022
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I am writing to update you regarding your official information complaint about the Ministry of Health (our reference 566886).

Further to your conversation with Richard Hazelwood of 24 February 2022, your complaint has now been transferred to the Investigation and Resolution team and is currently awaiting allocation to an Investigator, as capacity allows.

It will be allocated as soon as possible and, once allocated, the assigned Investigator will contact you directly.

In the interim, if you have any questions or the circumstances relating to your complaint change, please feel free to contact us via the email address info@ombudsman.parliament.nz.

Thank you for your continued patience as this matter progresses.

Ngā mihi nui
Joseph Hewson
Investigations Support Officer
Office of the Ombudsman | Tari o te Kaitiaki Mana Tangata

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