Resources: FAQs about the Fisher Scientific Strategic Sourcing Agreement
The Fisher Scientific hosted and punchout catalog will exist in tandem for a few weeks, but we encourage you to begin using the Fisher Scientific punchout now. The punchout gives you the option of creating a shopping cart using a quote that the Fisher Scientific sales rep has uploaded for you and allows you to take part in promotions available on the punchout site as well as volume discounts for bulk orders of product--something we were unable to achieve in the hosted environment.
Items in your favorites from suppliers whose items are discontinued will show up in your favorites as "Not Available." You will need to search for the Fisher Scientific replacement to add it to your Favorites. Fisher Scientific reps will be available to assist you in cross referencing your products so that you can quickly rebuild your Favorites list and with the new punchout you'll be able to create favorites on that site as well.
Your favorite supplier will still be in SmartMart, and their catalog will include all the items that they carry exclusively. This means specific manufacturers like Beckman and any products that are considered "private label."
Yes, you can still buy the same brands you always have. Competitors' items will only be removed if they are an exact match (same manufacturer) as an item available through Fisher Scientific. It is not our intent to ask you to change or compromise your research; we are only focusing on products that are exact matches like a Corning product or an Eppendorf.
As part of the agreement, Fisher Scientific is matching the lowest current price for all items where they have an exact match. Moving forward we (procurement) will be monitoring these prices and have created benchmarks to maintain the best price for Stanford. Fisher Scientific is offering a "Meet or Beat" price agreement as part of their dedication to Stanford to offer the best possible price. Just like some retail stores, if you find pricing lower from another supplier on an exact match product, notify us and we will make sure the price is the same or better from Fisher Scientific.