Laboratory Supplies


A Lab Supply Sourcing team was formed in August 2011 to focus on analyzing the current spending patterns, researching options, and developing standards to negotiate better pricing in this difficult economic climate. The Sourcing Team, comprised of UConn faculty and staff from the Storrs, Regional Campuses and UCHC, has been focusing on ways to possibly reduce the University’s annual spend of over $3.6 million on lab supplies alone.

We understand that each area of research is unique, and not all products will work the same for everyone. The Sourcing Team undertook this initiative knowing this would not be an easy task. To help reach the goal of reducing expenditures by at least $300,000 a year, negotiations have been underway with several of the University’s lab supply vendors in an effort to continue to provide the University community with the highest quality goods at the lowest possible price.

UConn's Partners in this initiative are:

Fisher Scientific - Now offers an additional discount off already low pricing.

Corning - New reduced price listing.

Sigma Aldrich - Please click here for current Sigma promotional offers.

Promotional Savings and Opportunities

Initiative Efforts to Date

Anticipated Annual Savings

Fisher Scientific - additional discounts $248,000


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Contact Information

Airgas On-Site Representation

In support of the recent programmatic changes that occurred in the compressed gas cylinder and cryogenic liquid dewar program, Procurement Services is pleased to announce that effective Monday, September 12, 2016, Matthew Krzywda, a representative from Airgas, will be onsite Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. More information...

Procurement Team Contact

If you have any questions relating to the purchase of lab supplies and/or equipment, please contact the Procurement Team Contact for this category group, Cathleen Paquette, (860) 486-2620,