Purchasing

The One Nucleus Purchasing Scheme has been running since 2000 with an annual member spend exceeding £7 million before discount and with more than 100 members. It is the longest running purchasing consortium of its kind in the UK, saving members over £3 million per annum.

The Purchasing Scheme is directed by our Gold Members and delivers substantial cost savings to Purchasing Scheme Members with the vast majority of member companies saving more than their annual membership fee.

We currently have nine Preferred Supplier Agreements (PSAs) in place whom undergo a rigorous tender process and are selected, not by One Nucleus, but by the members of the Purchasing Schemes. These deals are only available to our Gold Members.

Current PSAs

  • Air Liquide – providing laboratory gases
     
  • Air Products – providing liquid nitrogen services
     
  • BOC – providing dry ice services
     
  • Deliver Plus – providing courier services
     
  • Fisher Scientifi­c – providing laboratory consumables, laboratory chemicals and low value apparatus
     
  • Harts Office Supplies – providing stationery, office goods, IT consumables and office furniture
     
  • Sigma-Aldrich – providing Life Science products
     
  • STARLAB – providing pipette maintenance and calibration services
     

We can perform a cost-benefi­t analysis for our members thinking of upgrading to Gold membership (and therefore access to PSAs) or companies thinking of becoming a Gold Member.

For more information, please contact Richard on 01223 896 453 or at richard@onenucleus.com.