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Procurement Services


Bio-Rad Laboratories is one of Rensselaer’s Marketplace Suppliers of laboratory supplies for life sciences and clinical diagnostics.

Supplier ID Number: 941381833

Contract Information: The Bio-Rad Master Agreement is the result of Institute spend analysis that is intended to leverage Rensselaer’s contracting and cost savings opportunities. 
Bio-Rad offers a wide range of instruments, software, consumables, reagents, and content for the growing fields of cell biology, gene expression, protein purification, protein quantitation, drug discovery and manufacture, food safety, and science education.

Contract Term: 6/1/2017 - 6/1/2020

Ordering Information: Catalog Orders must be placed through the Bio-Rad punchout catalog in the Rensselaer Marketplace.  Bio-Rad also offers quote-to-punchout ordering. 

Quote-To-Punchout Information: Enter into the Bio-Rad punchout and locate the Quote to Cart section on the main page. Enter the quote ID into the field and select the Add to Cart button. Once items are loaded into the cart, continue with creating the requisition.

Invoicing Information: E-invoicing is enabled for punchout catalog orders.

Delivery Terms: F.O.B. Destination.

Return Policy: If it becomes necessary to return an item, please contact your Bio-Rad representative, or Customer Service, first to arrange for a return authorization number. Returns will not be accepted without a return authorization number. After obtaining a return authorization number, please return the item(s) by the specified courier following the approved guidelines. Select products may be subject to a restocking fee.

Note that any item may be returned for a full refund within 30 days as long as the item is in original working condition. However, please note that the following conditions apply for the return of particular classes of goods:

  • Damaged items — if an item has been damaged during shipment, please report the damage to Customer Service and keep all containers and packing materials for inspection.
  • Equipment — returned equipment must be accompanied with a Bio-Rad decontamination certificate.
  • Items shipped with dry ice or blue ice — erroneously ordered items cannot be returned if they require shipment on dry ice or blue ice.

Warranty Information: Supplier expressly warrants that, for one (1) year after delivery to Rensselaer, all goods, products, systems, services and/or work with with an Institute purchase order shall (a) be free from defects in material and workmanship, and (b) conform in all respects to the specifications and descriptions thereof in Supplier’s documentation in form or media, including without limitation, the specifications and descriptions set forth in the Supplier’s website, sales literature, and applicable operator or user manuals.

Questions regarding specific products, pricing, or ordering information can be directed to the following individuals:

Supplier Contact Information:
Bio-Rad Laboratories
Customer Service
(800) 424-6723

Tom Eckert
Account Manager 
2000 Alfred Nobel Drive | Hercules, CA 94547
(800) 876-3425, x1548 

Rensselaer Contact Information:
Procurement Services
Geoff Mielke, Strategic Sourcing Manager
(518) 276-8692