SUPC’s Laboratory Group allows members to discuss key topics of interest regarding the procurement of laboratory equipment (including maintenance and supplies), chemicals and consumables.  

Membership of this group is open to:
  • University purchasing managers with responsibility for laboratory procurement
  • Technical managers and key buyers at Biomedical schools (Biology, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Medical Research, Pharmacology, Veterinary Sciences, etc.)

By participating in this group, members will:
  • Receive updates on relevant framework agreements across all six regional consortia as well as national organisations including, UK Shared Business Services and Crown Commercial Service
  • Discuss supplier, market and product developments
  • Contribute towards developing commodity strategies
  • Discuss products and sourcing issues
  • Share best practice
  • Have access to email distribution lists for easy discussion with colleagues

At least two members from the Laboratory Commodity Group represent SUPC members on the National Working Party for Laboratory Supplies (NWPLS).  This group meets two to three times per year. To see when the next Laboratory Group Meeting is taking place, visit our Events page.

Key Personnel

Position Name Telephone Email
Administrator Geraldine Williams 0118 378 4304 geraldine.williams@reading.ac.uk
Contract Manager Taron Smith 0118 378 4304 t.a.smith@reading.ac.uk

Frameworks & lots

Frameworks Lots Start date End date
Microscopes and Imaging Equipment, Supply of 31/05/2018 30/05/2021
Mass Spectrometry and Chromatography Equipment, Supply of LAB1016AP 01/10/2018 30/09/2021
High Value Laboratory Equipment (HVLE) 01/08/2019 31/07/2022
Life Science Equipment 08/07/2019 30/06/2022
Molecular Biology Research Services 06/03/2019 05/03/2022
Laboratory Consumables & Chemicals IRLA LAB4040 SU 02/09/2019 01/09/2022
Electronic Components 01/01/2020 31/12/2022
Veterinary Supplies, National Agreement for
14/02/2020 13/02/2024
Life Sciences Reagents, Kits & Consumables
09/03/2020 08/03/2023
Personal Protection Equipment, Clothing and Uniforms (PPE) 10/05/2020 09/05/2022
APUC Lasers and Associated Equipment (Dynamic Purchasing System) LAB1022 AP
31/07/2020 31/07/2022
Laboratory Equipment (General) and Associated Post Installation Services 15/06/2021 14/06/2024
IUPC Lab Gases Framework Agreement - 2021 01/11/2021 31/10/2024

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