New Laboratory Equipment (General) and Associated Post Installation Services Framework Agreement

LUPC members can now access the new LUPC led General Laboratory Equipment framework agreement (LAB5061 LU). This national agreement is open to members of APUC, HEPCW, LUPC, NEUPC, NWUPC and SUPC. The framework went live on the 15 June 2021 and will run for 3 years plus an optional 12-month extension to 14 June 2025.

It covers a wide range of laboratory equipment that would be required in a fully functioning scientific laboratory, as well as associated post installation services such as preventative and reactive maintenance, calibration and repair of equipment. The technical scope has been refined and improved by LUPC through two successive terms of owning and managing this framework.

The framework lots and suppliers (in ranked order) are:

Lot 1: Centrifuges

Lot 2: Environmental Control

Lot 3: Safety

SciQuip

SciQuip

Wolflabs

Wolflabs

Wolflabs

Appleton Woods

Hawksley

Appleton Woods

Avidity

SLS

SLS

SLS

Appleton Woods

VWR

VWR

VWR

 

Fisher Scientific

Fisher Scientific

 

Medline Scientific limited

Labmode Ltd

 

Labmode Ltd

Lot 4: Measurement

Lot 5: Environmental Storage Fridges and Freezers

Lot 6: Environmental Storage Other Equipment

SciQuip

SciQuip

SciQuip

Wolflabs

Wolflabs

Wolflabs

Appleton Woods

Cool Repair Scientific UK Limited

Appleton Woods

SLS

VWR

VWR

VWR

SLS

Cool Repair Scientific UK Limited

Fisher Scientific

Appleton Woods

Labmode Ltd

 

Scientific and Chemical Supplies Ltd

 

 

Fisher Scientific

 

Lot 7: General Equipment – Miscellaneous

Lot 8: Water Purification

Lot 9: Environmental monitoring systems

SciQuip

Wolflabs

SciQuip

SLS

Avidity

GPE Scientific Limited

Appleton Woods

Appleton Woods

SLS

Wolflabs

VWR

VWR

VWR

Merck Life Science UK Limited

Wolflabs

Fisher Scientific

Scientific and Chemical Supplies Ltd

 

Lot 10: Gas Monitoring and Detection Equipment

Lot 11: One Stop Shop

Lot 12:  Liquid Handling Robotics and Laboratory Automation Systems

Wolflabs

SciQuip

Wolflabs

SciQuip

Wolflabs

SLS

Crowcon Detection Instruments LTD

SLS

Appleton Woods

SLS

Appleton Woods

Agilent Technologies LDA UK Ltd

Labmode Ltd

VWR

Tecan UK Ltd

 

What’s new:

LUPC has endeavoured to include changes and tweaks to the framework over the years to keep it up to date and reflect member requirements.

The following elements are entirely new to this iteration of the framework:

  • Desktop Calculator: the addition of the Desktop Calculator call off mechanism was added to the existing call off methods (Ranked Direct Award and Mini Competition).
  • Annual lot ranking refresh: the specification allows suppliers to adjust their pricing once a year to absorb unavoidable manufacturing cost increases.  The new ranking refresh process will factor these price increases into the existing rankings, to incentivise suppliers in remaining as competitive as possible on price.  Any annual price adjustments will be reflected in the suppliers’ lot rankings for the successive year.
  • Sustain Code of Conduct: The responsible procurement element of the framework will be managed via our online due diligence system, questions included link directly to the Sustain code of conduct and assess the ethical, social, economic and environmental and practices of the suppliers. The system allows LUPC to monitor and assess the successful bidders’ sustainability data and practices and provides an opportunity for continuous improvement and risk management.
  • New Lots: in addition to the seven lots in the previous framework agreement (LAB5028 LU), five additional lots have been added to increase the scope of the equipment available and reduce duplication across other frameworks:

LAB5028 LU – 2016

 

LAB5061 LU - 2021

Lot Number

Lot Description

 

Lot Number

Lot Description (new lots in bold)

1

Centrifuges

 

Lot 1

Centrifuges

2

Environmental Control

 

Lot 2

Environmental Control

3

Safety

 

Lot 3

Safety

4

Measurement

 

Lot 4

Measurement

5

Environmental Storage

 

Lot 5

Env. Storage: Fridge and Freezers

6

Water Purification

 

Lot 6

Env. Storage - Other Equipment

7

General Equipment (Misc.)

 

Lot 7

General Equipment (Misc.)

   

Lot 8

Water Purification

LAB5028 LU -  Post Installation Services

 

Lot 9

Environmental monitoring 

1 x Multi region lot

 

Lot 10

Gas Monitoring and Detection 

     

Lot 11

One Stop Shop

     

Lot 12

Liquid Handling Robotics and Lab Automation Systems

 

 

National Launch Event

The official launch of this framework is yet to be confirmed but will be hosted by LUPC’s Senior Category Manager for STEMed and Laboratories, Antonio Ramirez. Further details will be circulated shortly.

Benefits of using this agreement:

  • Fixed commercial terms on all lots.
  • Compliant route to market for participating Institutions.
  • Increased customer choice though high number of participating suppliers.
  • Detailed technical data available to members.
  • Detailed purchase and energy information available to members.
  • Maximum price files available to members.
  • Additional discounts and institution / project specific service requirements can be requested via the further competition call off method.
  • Annual lot rankings refreshed to improve competitive pricing.
  • Robust framework management process in place.

Further information including contact details, service offering and achieved scores is detailed in the Buyers Guide available on HE Contracts.

Please contact Antonio Ramirez , Senior Category Manager (STEMed and Labs) at LUPC if you have any questions.