Office of Research
Guidelines for purchasing biomedical
and scientific research equipment, reagents and supplies
All Purchase Order Requisitions
Use the Express
PO mechanism. Click
here for more information.
Order Requisitions for all purchases from any of the 57 Vendors approved through
Contract P08-080 (recommended):
to contract number P08-080 in your requisition when purchasing reagents,
supplies and equipment/instruments from the 57 Rutgers approved
research vendors. The advantage of using one of these vendors is
that compliance forms, competing quotes, bidding or waivers are NOT required
regardless of the dollar amount or item in the catalogue (i.e., there are
no limitations). In addition, the vendor must provide Rutgers customers a minimum
discount based on the contract terms. This contract based discount does not
preclude further “special” discounts beyond this minimum that
you may arrange with the vendor for bulk or special pricing. If a special
discount has been quoted, include the list price as well as your negotiated
discount price in the banner requisition, with the quotation reference number
from the vendor. Keep a copy of your quote for your files.
Purchase Order Requisitions for vendors not approved through contract P08-080:
from non-Rutgers approved vendors under $2,500: Always use
the Express PO mechanism. Indicate the list price and your quoted price
(if you have a quoted discount). Indicate that “this reagent/supply/instrument
is not available via any of the vendors approved under Rutgers P08-080”.
from non-Rutgers approved vendors between $2,500–$17,500:
Include the following statement in banner when placing the requisition “this
reagent/supply/instrument is not available via any of the vendors approved
under Rutgers P08-080. Justification: sole source”. If not sole
source, provide 3 competing quotes and a justification for your choice of
vendor, e.g., the lowest cost, you are purchasing a component of an existing
instrument, or other scientific/protocol/empirical data based reasoning.
from non-Rutgers approved vendors between $17,500–$25,900:
Follow the same instructions as # 2; but in addition, compliance
forms are also required.
from non-Rutgers approved vendors above $25,900: If the reagent/supply
or instrument is not available through any of the approved vendors, please
contact Stanley Makarevic, Bid Waiver
Coordinator, to begin the public bid or bid waiver process.
Note: If a vendor
that you purchase from on a regular basis is not listed under contract P08-080,
please contact Mark Michaelson,
Manager, Rutgers Purchasing Services to explore the possibility of adding vendors
to this contract via supplements, or other avenues that may be available.
Biomedical & Scientific Research Equipment, Reagents & Supplies
Period: May 15, 2008 – May 14, 2013
Daigger & Co.
Agilent Technologies, Inc.
Becton Dickinson and Company
Beckman Coulter, Inc.
Buxton Medical Equipment
Bruker Daltonics, Inc.
Carl Zeiss MicroImaging,
Carolina Biological Supply
Fuji Medical Systems USA,
GE Healthcare Bio Sciences
Integrated DNA Technologies
Kub Technologies, Inc.
Lab Research Products
Laboratory Disposable Products,
Medion Diagnostics Int'l.
Micro (Micron Optics) Inc.
Miltenyi Biotec, Inc.
Neta Scientific, Inc.
New England BioLabs, Inc.
Para Scientific Co.
R&D Scientific Corp.
Rainin Instruments LLC
RC Testing & Service
Sanyo Commercial Solutions
Spectra Services, Inc.
The Baker Company, Inc.
VWR International, LLC
was compiled in September 2008 by:
Mahon, PhD, NJMS Assistant Dean for Research Administration
Wernoski, MPA, RWJMS Director of Operations
Michaelson, Rutgers Manager of Purchasing Services
Bober, Buyer, Rutgers Purchasing Services.