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Chemicals - Lab

Buyer(s):
Kelly Freel

Description:

 

Lab Chemicals should be purchased through Chemistry Stores when available there. If the chemicals are not available through Chemistry Stores, the purchasing procedures detailed below should be used. For gas cylinders and controlled substances, please see the separate procedures for these types of purchases.

ISU maintains a contract for chemicals and supplies through Fisher Scientific, VWR Scientific, and Sigma Aldrich. ISU has discounted pricing for all items available in the Fisher, Sigma and VWR catalogs and other items that may not be in the catalog. Pricing can be obtained from the Fisher, VWR or Sigma sales representatives or by accessing contracted pricing in the cyBUY contract marketplace in Workday. Orders up to $25,000 can be processed to Fisher, VWR or Sigma in the cyBUY marketplace.

ISU also maintains contracts for research chemicals with Qiagen, BioRad, Perkin Elmer and Life Technologies in the cyBUY marketplace.

Pricing can also be obtained by contacting Kelly Freel in the Procurement Services Department. 

Procurement Procedure:

To find the best way to procure the goods or services in this category,
please answer each of the following questions by clicking [yes] or [no].

Is the item being purchased a toxin or biological agent included on the restricted list of Biowarfare Agents or the list of Select Agents and High Consequence Livestock Pathogens and Toxins?

[yes] [no]

Contact Julie Johnson (294-7657) or Tru Twedt (294-6593) at EH&S for specific security requirements. Acquisition of these items is prohibited until approved by EH&S.

Are the items available through Chemistry Stores?

[yes] [no]

Log in to CyBuy and purchase items through Chemistry Stores catalog.

Are the items available through any of the cyBUY vendors (Fisher, Sigma, Qiagen, Invitrogen)?

[yes] [no]

Log in to cyBUY and purchase items through the appropriate vendor catalog.

Is the dollar value of the purchase over your p-card limit?

[yes] [no]

Create a requisition in Workday with any accompanying information about the requested purchase to Procurement Services (i.e. order form, quote, email from supplier, etc.). If you need assistance creating a requisition in Workday, email the information to finance_delivery@iastate.edu.

Do you have an ISU Purchasing Card and will the vendor accept the card for the transaction?

[yes] [no]

Use Purchasing Card and retain any receipts and order forms in your Purchasing Card files.

Create a requisition in Workday with any accompanying information about the requested purchase to Procurement Services (i.e. order form, quote, email from supplier, etc.). If you need assistance creating a requisition in Workday, email the information to finance_delivery@iastate.edu.