UK SBS has a strategic alliance with the Crown Commercial Service to realise the benefits from collaborative procurement for UK public sector. Our collaborative approach to buying goods and services on behalf of Government and the wider public sector is focused on achieving the highest quality and maximum value for money, supporting public service providers to deliver more for less.

As a public sector mutual, UK SBS share the commitments and aims of the public sector – to deliver efficient and effective services while supporting innovation and growth in the UK economy.

How do I find out which procurement agreements I can use?

The ‘Live Agreements’ table below outlines the procurement frameworks and agreements put in place by UK SBS and available for use by public sector organisations. To understand the scope of, and how to access an agreement, view the buyer guide for the relevant agreement. A list of public sector organisations that can use each agreement is provided within the framework information.

Research Consumables & Equipment
Name: Laboratory Consumables
Ref: RE160396
Scope: Glassware, Plastics, and Disposable Pipettes, Syringes, Needles
Start date: 28/05/2017
End date: 27/05/2021
View agreement details.
Name: Oligonucleotide Synthesis and DNA Sequencing Services
Ref: RE18190
Scope: Oligonucleotide Synthesis and DNA Sequencing Services
Start date: 01/04/2019
End date: 31/03/2021
View agreement details.
Name: Non Disposable Handheld Pipettes, Repeaters and Pipette Controllers
Ref: 18203
Scope: Non Disposable Handheld Pipettes, Repeaters and Manual Dispensers
Start date: 16/11/2018
End date: 15/11/2020
View agreement details.
Name: Molecular Biology and Laboratory Chemicals
Ref: RE18339
Scope: Molecular biology and Laboratory Chemicals
Start date: 09/07/2019
End date: 08/07/2021
View agreement details.


What's new...

Market research requirements are fulfilled via the Research Marketplace Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) (RM6018). Further details can be found on the Crown Commercial Service website.

Anyone interested in the RM6018 Research Marketplace should contact quoting the 'RM6018 Research Marketplace'.