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Rapid is delighted to have recently become an approved supplier within the Inter Regional Laboratory Agreement (IRLA) for Chemicals and Consumable agreement.
The company won the Glass Consumables Lot, which means that all universities signed up as part of this consortia get access to exclusive contract prices on product ranges from specialist suppliers. This particular agreement is managed by the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC) and runs for the next three years.
We can also announce that Rapid has had its approved supplier status renewed within the National Universities Working Party on Electronic Components (NUWPEC). The company holds four Lots in the current framework agreement - Electronic Components & Service Aids, Tools & Fixings, Test & Measurement Equipment and Batteries - and recently won the right to have this contract extended until the end of 2022.
Chris Calver, Education Manager at Rapid, said: “We are incredibly pleased and proud to have secured our status within these two frameworks. Being recognised by NUWPEC and SUPC makes it considerably easier for university customers to continue to use Rapid via their chosen eProcurement system, but also to consolidate their supplies and make savings.”
University purchasing consortia work collaboratively in conjunction with framework agreements to offer their members access to the highest quality products, goods and services at the most competitive prices. This saves procurement professionals time and resources, and provide access to professional support from fellow members. These bodies include NWUPC (North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium), LUPC (London Universities Purchasing Consortium) and SUPC (Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium).