The authority is seeking contractor(s) for the supply of those laboratory consumables and chemicals required for the efficient functioning of laboratories in the Scottish HE/FE sector, NHS Scotland and other Scottish public sector organisations. For the purposes of this exercise, consumables and chemicals include but are not limited to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), glassware, filtration plastics, molecular biology plastics, tissue culture plastics, pipette tips and pipettors, gloves, solvents, fine chemicals, alcohol and acids, bio-chemicals, in-organic chemicals and salts and green chemicals. The framework agreement is Lotted with stock management one-stop-shop provisions included. The supply of all products should include a provision for take-back schemes where possible.
A variety of glassware suitable for a range of laboratory applications are required. Glassware supplied must be fit for purpose, meet descriptions requested, and where required manufactured to withstand the many rigours of laboratory work such as temperature fluctuation and storing volatile compounds. Plastics for use in general and specialised filtration. Products include but are not limited to: bottle top filters, cell strainers centrifuge filters, filter holders, filter paper, filtration apparatus, accessories, funnels, nitrocellulose membrane filters, other membrane filters, PVDF membranes, powder funnels, syringe filters, vacuum filters, vacuum accessories. Plastics for use primarily in molecular biology applications such as: bacteria testing supplies biopress containers blood collection tubes cell culture control system accessories cryogenic tubes culture tubes cuvettes embedding capsules inoculating loops microcentrifuge tubes microtubes Microwell plates PCR Microwell plates PCR tubes PCR tube strips racks test tubes vacutainers. A combination of treated and non-treated plastics for tissue culture applications including: cell scrapers cell separation products cell spreaders culture tubes dishes media bottles Microwell plates Microwell plate lids Petri dishes Tissue culture apparatus and accessories Tissue culture coverslips Tissue culture flasks tissue culture inserts Tissue culture plates tissue culture trays tube caps and closures. 188.8.131.52 In order to minimise the risk of injury or illness to laboratory staff and visitors, certain protective garments and implements are required. These include but are not limited to: laboratory coats, coveralls, protective aprons, sleeve protectors, safety shoes, respirators, eye care supplies, safety glasses and eye protection, face masks, head protection, signage and spill kits. Loose, racked, filter, sterile and non-sterile pipette tips for use in laboratories. Products include but are not limited to: serological pipets combitips electronic pipetors filter membranes filter pipet tips gel loading tips mechanical pipettors micropipets Pasteur pipets Pipet accessories pipettor controllers pipettor controller components pipettor kits tip refill systems volumetric pipets. A variety of gloves used in the laboratory function, including but not limited to: clean room gloves general purpose gloves glove liners knitted gloves latex gloves neoprene gloves nitrile gloves rubber gloves Safety gloves Vinyl gloves. Any other consumables that may be required for the efficient daily laboratory function. This lot includes a wide range of products such as needles, storage racks and cleaning products. A variety of disposable and reusable plastics for everyday laboratory purposes are also included. A variety of solvents such as Methyle Sulphoxide-D6, Acetone-D3 and Methanol-D4 suitable for a range of laboratory applications. Chemical substances prepared to a high degree of purity for use in research. Including chemicals such as Chlorodiphenylphosphine and Methamoxyammonium Chloride. A variety of alcohols and acids such as Acetic acid, hydrochloric acid and methylate spirit suitable for a range of laboratory applications. A variety of bio-chemicals such as organic compounds, Alkane, antibiotics, buffers and supplements suitable for a range of laboratory applications. A variety of in-organic chemicals and salts such as ammonium nitrate, magnesium sulphate and sodium chloride suitable for a range of laboratory applications. This Lot covers all types of chemicals designed to reduce or eliminate the use of hazardous substances in line with the twelve principles of green chemistry: prevention, atom economy, less hazardous chemical syntheses, designing safer chemicals, safer solvents and auxiliaries, design for energy efficiency, use of renewable feedstocks, reduce derivatives,catalysis, design for degradation, real-time analysis for pollution prevention, Inherently safer chemistry for accident prevention. This Lot covers all types of consumables commonly used in laboratories including, but not limited to, those detailed in the Lot descriptions for Lots 1-8. Institutions may use this lot to contract for a fully managed service for laboratory consumables. This Lot covers all types of chemicals commonly used in laboratories including, but not limited to, those detailed in the Lot descriptions for Lots 9 - 14. Institutions shall use this lot to contract for a fully managed service for laboratory chemicals. This lot covers all types of consumables and chemicals commonly used in laboratories including, but not limited to, those detailed in the Lots 1 - 14. Institutions shall use this lot to contract for a fully managed service for a mixture of laboratory consumables and chemicals only.