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:

Further information on the following is available to users within the University of Cambridge only: