Most of the Washington University community is aware of the work to identify opportunities to reduce costs throughout our enterprise. The purpose of this communiqué is to announce the next contract related to our Expense Reduction Initiative.
This new Expense Reduction Initiative deals with distribution of lab supplies. A new agreement has been developed with Fisher Scientific as the primary distributor of scientific supplies, scientific equipment, and instrumentation.
This contract will provide a significant product cost savings of approximately $3,500,000 over five years for University researchers. The new contract provides the highest discounts on the items currently purchased from Fisher with consistent pricing to the entire University. Additionally, the contract includes free freight on their entire catalog offering and deep discounts on any new lab start-ups.
This new primary supplier agreement with Fisher Scientific will benefit individual customers as well as the University as a whole. The significant contractual benefits to researchers will be achieved in part by consolidating volume with the primary supplier. Therefore, we request that Fisher Scientific be considered the first-stop for all scientific supply needs.
Specifically, we encourage all exact match (same brand and item) products be purchased from Fisher in order to maximize the potential savings. The brand and product selection is always the choice of the researcher. The expectation is that if that brand is available through Fisher then Fisher is the distributor used for that purchase.
To fully support this new agreement implementation, Fisher Scientific has a dedicated Wash U sales support team available to assist users.
Fisher Scientific Sales Representatives can be contacted with any product or technical application questions. They can facilitate supplier specialist visits, demos, and provide product samples.
Debbie Stone, 314-221-4267, email@example.com
Jeff Eissman, 314-504-0049, firstname.lastname@example.org
Onsite Customer Service Representative – Fisher will place a dedicated customer service person at Wash U to be contacted for order support, shipping questions, and any other customer service general questions. Contact information will be provided at a later date.
Should you have any questions, please contact Beth Owen, Contract Manager Liaison, at 935-7688 or email@example.com
, or Greg Mosley, Associate Director Purchasing Services, at 935-5927 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hank Webber, Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration
Barbara Feiner, Vice Chancellor for Finance and CFO
Rick Stanton, Associate Vice Chancellor Administration & Finance
Alan Kuebler, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Executive Director for Resource Management