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Buy Lab Supplies

To purchase laboratory supplies and apparatus, VCU departments may access a VASCUPP cooperative procurement contract with Fisher Scientific. While the cooperative procurement contract is not mandatory, Fisher has extensive product selection and the multiple services available through the agreement.

Important

Fisher is offering the following laboratory supplies and equipment to VCU:

  • Volume discounts by commodity off the published list price of all the products in the Fisher Scientific Catalogs. For more information, see the discount structure list.
  • Deeper discounts on the most frequently purchased
  • Inside “desktop” delivery (except on large equipment) at no charge
  • Dry ice and HAZMAT charges waived
  • A full-time sales representative offers pre and post purchase support
  • A 95 percent or better fill rate for all orders to be delivered within two business days after receipt of order

Step by Step

  1. View Contract Number and Pricing

    Contract Number: UVA967687
    To access product information and pricing online, please utilize the Fisher website. Contact the VCU Fisher Sales Representative to have an individual website account established for you. The traditional hard copy of the Fisher Scientific catalog is available upon request from the company.

    VCU Fisher Sales Representative
    Mary Kathryn Hoffmann
    Phone: (804) 386-6650
    Email: mary.hoffmann@thermofisher.com

    Fisher Scientific Customer Service
    Fisher Scientific Company
    3970 Johns Creek Court, Suite 500
    Suwanee, Georgia 30024
    Phone: (800) 766-7000
    Fax: (800) 926-1166

  2. Make a Purchase

    eVA
    There is a Fisher punch-out catalog in eVA for University departments to use for orders under $10,000. Using the punch-out catalog when placing orders provides access to contract products and pricing and facilitates the ordering and delivery processes. To access the VCU Fisher punch-out catalog in eVA, type “fisher – punchout” in the key words search field on the add items screen of your requisition. Use the “Search” button to bring up the punch-out catalogs and scroll down to the two VCU Fisher catalogs: “FisherSci_VA_Commonwealth_Univ-1” and “FisherSci_VA_Commonwealth_Univ-2.” Due to the large amount of information contained in the punch-out catalog there are two files that allow users to maneuver more easily in the online records. You may also use the punch out catalog to send requisitions for requirements over $10,000 to University Purchasing.

    If there is a Fisher quote or quotes for requirements under or over $10,000, please set up a line on the eVA requisition for each quote.

    When ordering Fisher products, always select from the supplier drop down box C5537 Fisher Scientific – Punchout Orders to input the Fisher suppler information on all requisitions.

  3. Contact Information

    Local sales representative
    Mary Kathryn Hoffmann
    Phone: (804) 386-6650
    Email: mary.hoffmann@thermofisher.com

    Fisher Scientific Customer Service
    Fisher Scientific Company
    3970 Johns Creek Court, Suite 500
    Suwanee, Georgia 30024
    Phone: (800) 766-7000
    Fax: (800) 926-1166

For More Information

Jackie Colbert VCU Office of ProcurementJackie Colbert
Category Manager - Research / IT
804-828-0163 | Email »