The College has partnered with VWR International and SUMMUS industries to be its preferred supplier of lab supplies and scientific products. VWR is a distributor of lab supplies and scientific products from the brands we are familiar with, such as GE, Corning, BD Falcon, Pyrex, Nalge Nunc, and Dupont.
Supply Chain Management has been actively seeking opportunities for vendor consolidation by negotiating sustainable contracts and establishing partnerships with suppliers who align with the College missions. This allows standardization of our current operations and increases efficiency for you as the end users.
Ordering through VWR offers the College many advantages, such as overall savings to the College and pricing control. Also, no contract routing is required for VWR quotes – which means faster order turnaround!
Please note that Fisher remains an approved vendor. However, in order to honor our arrangement with VWR and enjoy better pricing in the aggregate, only Fisher Scientific branded items and items exclusive to Fisher Scientific will be available on the punchout catalogs and approved for purchase via other purchasing methods.
If you find items at a lower price with other vendors than VWR, please contact Supply Chain to carry out your purchase so that we can work with our preferred vendors to attempt to meet or beat the competition’s price.
We appreciate your cooperation during this transition. As always, Supply Chain Management is available to assist with any questions or concerns you may have. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org email or call our help desk at 713-798-4812 for assistance.
- Supply Chain Management