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General Laboratory Supplies and Chemicals

Learn about the new UC agreements for five general laboratory supplies categories which include small equipment (under $5,000), glassware, plasticware, pipettes and filtering, basic chemicals and gloves.

As part of UC's Strategic Sourcing initiative, a systemwide commodity team reviewed how the University acquires five specific categories of general-purpose laboratory supplies and ensured that each campus's specific requirements were included in the sourcing process. This resulted in seven agreements which UCSD has adopted and implemented for campus use.

Contract suppliers and awarded categories


Glass &
Pipettes &
Cell Signaling     Y    
Fisher Scientific Y Y Y Y Y
Neta Scientific       Y Y
Spectrum Chemicals Y Y Y Y Y
VWR International Y Y Y Y Y

Benefits of the contracts

  • Net contract pricing (no freight, hazardous material, dry ice or other charges)
  • Dedicated UCSD customer service representatives
  • Support from dedicated account management teams


  • Oracle Procurement, UCSD's online buying site, is the exclusive method for ordering from our contracted suppliers. 
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