UNC-Chapel Hill & Vendors

Working within the boundaries of cost thresholds there are a variety of sources for obtaining biomarker supplies and equipment. When possible use UNC E-Commerce and NC State Contract vendors because with them UNC has established agreements that provide better pricing, free ground shipping, and points of contact. Depending upon the item and quantity it  is sometimes more expedient to patronize local businesses.  Remember UNC Chapel Hill is a tax-exempt organization. When making a transaction check to be sure North Carolina sales tax is not charged. Once paid, it is usually difficult if not impossible to have refunded.  If personal funds are used for small purchases, sales tax will not be reimbursed. Form letter for

NC tax exemption

North Carolina Debarred Vendors


Using E-Commerce vendors streamlines the payment process. Billing appears on the department's monthly MMD statement and simplifies the payment paperwork. Among the vendors represented are:


Fisher Scientific

Consumable lab supplies such as specimen tubes, gloves, specialized marking pens, absorbent pads, equipment such as low temperature freezers (-20̊ & -80̊) and freezer racks.

Registration and Ordering Information 



Office items useful in a freezer room such as lamps and portable fans. In most cases the items are delivered within 24 hours of order placement Monday-Friday.

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    Computer hardware, software, and related accessories.

    Registration Information


    State Contracts

    Also known as "term contracts", these agreements with participating vendors offer the pricing benefits of mass purchasing power. State contracts lists such items as computers and peripherals, cameras, recording equipment, and software. Always check the State Contract database. Many items can be purchased wherever the best value is given, other things, like cameras, may only be purchased from a state contract vendor.

    Other University Departments

    List of the services and equipment provided by the UNC-Chapel Hill core facilities Core Service Index

      Local Sources

    • Harris Teeter
    • Food Lion
    • Target
    • Walmart

    Sources for items like freezer packs, insulated coolers, rolling luggage, and ziplock bags. mmd_statement.jpg


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