A Requisition For Lab Supplies And Services form must be used
when ordering lab supplies and/or services from an outside vendor
if not using a procurement card, and for all purchases over $1500.
The form can either be picked up from a bin at the front counter
of the Biology Office or a copy can be downloaded here.
If downloading from the website, make sure that you click on the
"create PDF" key in order to create a pre-numbered form!
The form MUST be completed with the following information:
- requisitioner's name
- department and extension
- complete chart string (account, fund, department ID, program,
and if applicable, the project/grant number)
- vendor's name, address, and phone number
- catalog item number, item description, quantity ordered, unit
price and total cost of the order.
- If the order is to be delivered to someone other than the
requisitioner, the "Attn of", "Dept", "Ext",
"Bldg", "Rm" and "MS" must be
NOTE: If using a Requistion for Supplies and Services Form to
purchase equipment over $2500, an Equipment Acquisition form MUST
accompany the requisition form. A copy of this form can be downloaded
The form MUST BE AUTHORIZED (i.e. signed) BY THE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
and then returned to the Biology Office. Ann Cusano, Carolyn
Signore or Carla Morrison will sign the forms and fax them down to Procurement to
be processed. Once the order has been placed with the vendor,
a copy of the requisition, reflecting the purchase order number
at the bottom left corner of the form, will be returned to the
lab for your records. The requisitioner will also receive an email
notification from Procurement with the assigned PO number.
When purchasing equipment costing $2500 or more, an Equipment
Acquisition Form MUST be filled out. This form can be downloaded
The form must contain the following information:
- requistion number (from Requisition For Supplies and Services
- equipment location (building name and room number)
- requisitioning department
- preparer's name and telephone extension
- name of the PI (if grant funded)
- generic description of the equipment
- complete chart string (account, fund, Dept ID, program, project/grant
- total dollar amount
The completed Equipment Acquisition form MUST be attached
to the associated Requisition For Supplies and Services form and be
submitted to the Biology Department for signature.
The University has selected Fisher Scientific as its preferred
vendor for scientific supplies. Supplies may be ordered directly
from Fisher Scientific by linking through site below. Supplies
stocked in the University's Lab Supplies stockroom can be ordered
from the site as well. You must have an account with Fisher
Scientific in order to take advantage of the University's
contract. If you do not already have an account set up and need
one, please contact David Petricone in Procurement Services at
6-4526 or select the link to the Registration Form below and fax
it to David at 6-4503.
The procurement credit card is a procurement tool that offers
an alternative to the existing University procurement process
and provides an extremely efficient and effective method of purchasing
and paying for goods and services with a value of less than $1500.
The procurement credit card concept is designed to delegate authority
and capability to quickly and conveniently purchase approved commodities
directly from vendors that accept the Visa credit card. (Note:
There are certain items that may not be charged on the procurement
card, including computers and laptops, airline tickets, etc. See
The benefits to you and Brandeis are significant:
Benefits to the Cardholder: