Science Purchasing Group
The Science Purchasing Group (SPG) meets 3 times a year and Membership of the group is open to representatives from departments across the University who buy or specify requirements for scientific products, goods and services.
The group has established the concept of the University science departments being regarded by suppliers as one customer and in this respect an established portfolio of Consortium and University-wide Preferred/Contracted supplier agreements exists for most of the following expenditure areas for scientific products:
- HPLC and other Laboratory Solvents
- General Laboratory Chemicals and Consumables
- General Research and Tissue Culture Plastic ware
- Pipettes, Service, Spares and Consumables
- Safety and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and Laboratory Gloves
- Minor Laboratory Equipments
- Laboratory Glassware and Porcelain
- Borosilicate Glass Tubes
- Laboratory Gases
- Electronic Components, Test Equipments and Batteries
- Radio chemicals and Stable Isotopes
- Laboratory Chemicals, Biochemical, Research and Organic
For information on current University Preferred/Contracted Supplier framework contract details for the above products, goods and services please see:
- Framework Contract/Preferred Suppliers Database [University of Cambridge only]
Further information on the following is available to users within the University of Cambridge only:
REAG Equipment Collaboration Procurement Portal (RECPP)
The RECPP is the data collection tool and has been designed to capture information relating to Hefce (CIF) and other grant or University funded equipment purchases that will be used in research and/or teaching within the Higher Education sector.
The design of the tool is based on past collaborative purchasing experiences and feedback received from a large number of universities and is available to every Principle Investigator/Project Leader within the HE sector.
Data relating to planned equipment purchases can be collated and analysed allowing for potential collaborative procurement opportunities to be identified at either Institute, regional and/or national level.
The tool is accessible to any Principle Investigator/Project Leader via the 'Tools' menu on the REAG website:
Access to the sign is via a 'sign up' protocol and once information is entered and submitted, the system will initiate an approval protocol in accordance with Funding Requirements / Institutes Financial Regulations and/or Procurement Procedures as appropriate.