Laboratory Equipment and Associated Post Installation Services (General) Framework Agreement. Interactive video now available

 
 
 
NWUPC are delighted to announce that members can now access the new LUPC led Laboratory Equipment and Associated Post Installation Services (General) Framework Agreement (LAB5061 LU). This national agreement is open to members of NWUPC, APUC, HEPCW, LUPC, NEUPC and SUPC. The framework went live on the 15th of June 2021 and will run for 3 years plus an optional 12-month extension to 14th of 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.
 
Interactive Video 
For a full breakdown of how to use the framework please watch the interactive video at this link. Please use the arrows to move through to the next section or click directly on the required section of the video. 
 
The framework lots and suppliers 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 Supply Chain Evaluation System: the responsible procurement element of the framework will be managed by the new Sustain Supply Chain Evaluation System, which is an online database which will document and assess the ethical, social, economic, and environmental standards 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.
For further questions or enquiries contact Sarah Dye, NWUPC’s Professional Services Category Manager on sarah.dye@nwupc.ac.uk or call on 0161 234 8016. Further information including contact details, service offering and achieved scores is detailed in the Users Guide available on HE Contracts.