Laboratory Agreement for Chemicals and Consumable Now Live!


NEUPC members can now access the new Inter Regional Laboratory Agreement for Chemicals and Consumable, led by SUPC.  This agreement, which replaces two previously separate agreements, provides a compliant route to market and a collaborative procurement channel for an estimated £50 million per annum in university laboratory spend across the UK.

This agreement, which went live on 2 September 2019, will run for three years with a potential additional 1-year extension.  It covers a wide range of essential laboratory chemicals and consumables including solvents, inorganic compounds, biological compounds, glassware, plastics, gloves and personal protection supplies.


Members using the agreement will benefit from:

  • OJEU Compliant Route
  • Fast Route to market
  • Competitive rates and value added services including consolidated deliveries and technical scientist-to-scientist technical support
  • An optional ‘One-Stop-Shop’ lot
  • Wide range of suppliers, including SMEs
  • A strong focus on sustainability with a tender award criterion weighted at 15%


We are proud to announce the following as awarded suppliers on the agreement via the following lots:

Lot 1a - Plastic Consumables - Teaching/Non Branded (generic specification) including Pipette Tips: Appleton Woods, Starlab, Sarstedt, Grenier Bio-One, Medline

Lot 1b – Consumables – Research/Branded defined by Research Protocols including Pipette TipsApollo, Appleton Woods, Anachem, Gilson, Elkay Laboratories

Lot 2 – Pipettes Sets: Appleton Woods, Alpha Labs, Camlab, Starlab

Lot 3 – Gloves: Appleton Woods, Camlab, Starlab

Lot 4 - Personal and Laboratory Protection Supplies: Appleton Woods, Camlab

Lot 5 - Filtration Consumables: Appleton Woods, Camlab, Elkay Labs, Sarstedt, Apollo

Lot 6 - Glass Consumables: Apollo, Appleton Woods, Dixon Science, Camlab, Rapid Electronics

Lot 7a - Chemicals - Solvents Analytical Grade (Mass Spec Grade, HPLC Grade)Apollo, Avocado, Flarecraft (Greyhound Chromatography), Tokyo Chemical

Lot 7b - Chemicals - Solvents other: Apollo, Avocado, Flarecraft, Activate Scientific, Tokyo Chemical

Lot 7c - Chemicals - Inorganic Chemicals: Fluorochem, Avocado, Apollo, Flarecraft, Tokyo Chemical

Lot 7d - Chemicals – Biological CompoundsFlarecraft, Apollo

Lot 8 – Miscellaneous Consumables – Including medical related items: Appleton Woods, Grenier Bio-One, Sarstedt, Elkay, Trafalgar

Lot 9 - Multi Purpose Lot: Fisher Scientific, VWR, SLS



“The new framework with a mixture of familiar and recognised suppliers, along with new and SME suppliers provides a greater range of options to our members,” says SUPC Category Manager Danielle Sweeney. 


For more information on this agreement, please visit or contact Matt [email protected]