General Laboratory Supplies

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General Guidelines for the Purchase of Furniture Products

The University of California system has a “Primary” use contract with Steelcase, Inc. for office furniture. This Office Furniture Contract does not include conference room, lobby, lounge, lab, classroom and auditorium spaces.  The stated intent of this agreement is that all ten UC locations use Steelcase exclusively for the purchase of typical, everyday general office furniture, filing systems and seating applications to the greatest extent possible.

GENERAL LABORATORY SUPPLY: SYSTEM-WIDE CONTRACTS AVAILABLE IN THE eCATALOG SECTION OF UCR'S PROCUREMENT SYSTEM, eBUY

Awarded as a result of the UC competitive bid process. Primary and  Co-Primary agreement are established with the supplier(s) considered to have the best combination of value and service and who obtains the most awarded quality points during the bid evaluation process. These suppliers will be recommended UC suppliers for the specific service or commodity type (at participating UC locations) for the life of the agreement.

The Purchasing Department of the University of California, Riverside has authorized Campus Transactors to purchase materials and/or services directly from these vendors in accordance with UCOP the agreement terms and conditions contained in the specific agreement.

Campus Transactors are NOT PERMITTED to purchase capital equipment. Only the University Purchasing Department may purchase capital equipment items. Capital Equipment is defined as a single item with a useful life of one year or longer (non-consumable) which costs $5,000.00 or more including tax.

DEPARTMENTAL PURCHASE ORDERS (DAPOs) ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL TRANSACTIONS UNDER THIS AUTHORIZATION

Primary/Co-Primary Vendors (listed alphabetically)

SPECIAL NOTE: All vendors with a "PRIMARY" or "CO-PRIMARY" designation are considered equal in status.  Campus end users and transactors should consider selecting from one of these sources before choosing another supplier.  Selection of another supplier should be reserved for cases where no practical alternative is available from a competitively awarded contract source.

BIOEXPRESS
Paul Belanger
Phone: 1 (856) 803-8339
Email: pbelanger@bioexpress.com
CELL SIGNALING TECHNOLOGY
Lisa Meza
Phone: 1 (619) 240-4793
Email: lisa.meza@cellsignal.com 
DISCOUNT LAB SUPPLIES
Stacy Blanding
Phone: 1 (800) 571-0191
Email: stacey@discountlabs.com
EPPENDORF
Loreline Lee
Phone: 1 (949) 678-4345
Email: lee.l@eppendorf.com
FISHER SCIENTIFIC
Candice (Candy) Fein
Phone: 1 (951) 551-9079
Email: candice.fein@thermofisher.com
NETA SCIENTIFIC
Rejean Morrisette
Phone: 1 (800) 343-6015
Email: rejean@netascientific.com
SPECTRUM CHEMICALS & LAB PRODUCTS 
Yalda Azimzai
Phone: 1 (800) 772-8786 ext. 5652 (message)
Email: yazimzai@spectrumchemical.com
VWR INTERNATIONAL
Alexa Lundahl
Phone: 1 (949) 375-1189
Email: alexa_lundahl@vwr.com

General Lab Supply Categories and Award Matrix

  • Personal Protection: Fisher, VWR, Spectrum & Bioexpress
  • Equipment: Fisher, VWR, Spectrum, Bioexpress, Discount Labs, Neta, & Eppendorf
  • Chemicals: Fisher, VWR, Spectrum & Cell Signaling
  • Glassware/Plasticware: Fisher, VWR, Spectrum, Bioexpress, Discount Labs, Neta & Eppendorf
  • Pipettes and Filtering: Fisher, VWR, Spectrum, Bioexpress, Discount Labs Neta & Eppendorf