Laboratory Supplies

Catalog Suppliers:

  • Fisher Scientific
  • VWR
  • Sigma-Aldrich

Purchasing from the following companies can be very important if the supplies will be used:

  • For a federally funded project exceeding $750,000 with small business subcontracting goals or
  • For an EPA collective agreement with fair share goals

Federal agencies require that purchases be made from businesses which are self-certified with the federal government to fulfill the goals set for such agreements. The following companies are federally self-certified as small businesses in the classications described below.

Neta Scientific

  • Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

New England BioLabs - Small Business Enterprise (SBE). 

Spectrum Chemical - Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB). 

To shop from one of the above suppliers 
Open their BearBuy catalog, shop for supplies and enter them into a Shopping Cart. Assign or submit the Cart according to your department’s selected workflow.

In those limited situations, where the item from a catalog supplier is not in the catalog, the Shopper should use a Non-Catalog form for the item to be purchased.

To shop for laboratory supplies from a non-catalog supplier 
Complete a Non-Catalog Form with all of the pertinent information for the company from which you want to order supplies, including the company name, address, the item part numbers and descriptions.

Note: If the company is not currently in the campus vendor database, you as the Shopper or the Requisition Creator, will need to have the supplier complete and send a Vendor Request Form to the Vendoring unit to add the supplier to the campus Vendor database, before the order can be processed and a purchase order issued.

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