Fisher Science Education is a part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science labs. Fisher Science Education is the leading provider of analytical instruments, equipment, reagents and consumables, software and services for research, analysis, discovery and diagnostics.
Fisher Science Education is a total lab solutions provider, serving K-12 science education, community college and undergraduate, and consumer markets. Their comprehensive portfolio of education products covers all science disciplines, including Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Earth Science, and includes emerging curriculum areas such as STEM, Biotechnology, Forensics, and Environmental Technology.
Fisher Science Education delivers practical real world science applications to the classroom. Through new and engaging projects that motivate and stimulate students to better understand the relevancy of science in their everyday life, students will gain a new appreciation for scientific learning.
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How do I place an order with Fisher Science Education?
Fisher Science Education accepts orders via phone, fax, mail, e-mail, and website:
Price confirmations: You can also use our website to confirm U.S. Communities contract pricing for all our items. If you have an ordering web account established, all products will automatically reflect U.S. Communities contract pricing. If you do not have a web account established, send us an e-mail to email@example.com letting us know you wish to set up a web account for price confirmation. Please include your daytime phone number and account address. We will contact you immediately to set up your web account. We can set up your price confirmation web logon to prohibit ordering and only allow price checking, if you wish.
Who can participate?
Fisher Science Education’s product portfolio is mainly geared towards K-12 School Districts, as well as Community Colleges and Universities. States, State Agencies, Counties, Cities, Non-Profits, and Special Districts are also eligible to participate should they be looking to purchase science products.
What is covered under the contract?
The contract covers all items in Fisher Science Education’s product portfolio, roughly 20,000 products in total. Fisher Science Education is a total lab solutions provider, serving K-12 science education, community college and undergraduate, and consumer markets. Fisher Science Education’s comprehensive portfolio of education products covers all science disciplines, including Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Earth Science, and includes emerging curriculum areas such as STEM, Biotechnology, Forensics, and Environmental Technology.
Is there a fee associated with participating in the Fisher Science Education and U.S. Communities contract for science equipment and lab supplies?
No there are no costs or user fees to the public agency to adopt the contract.
How do I register to participate?
Complete the free, online registration found on the U.S. Communities website. During the registration process you will be asked to mark suppliers you are interested in. Select ‘Fisher Science Education’ and your local Sales Rep will reach out to you to complete the registration process.
My state requires government agencies to bid everything. Can government agencies in my state use this program without going out to bid?
Yes. This contract has been competitively bid by a government agency. Through the Joint Powers Authority or an inter-local agreement, local governments can "piggy-back" this competitively bid contract through U.S. Communities. This satisfies the competitive bid requirements in most states. See state by state laws on intergovernmental purchasing.
Our agency has already negotiated a discount through Fisher Science Education; will I receive better pricing if we buy through the U.S. Communities and Fisher Science Education program?
Absolutely. Fisher Science Education has made the commitment to U.S. Communities that the discount associated with the U.S. Communities contract for science supplies is the best contract discount we can offer to any school district nationwide.
If my agency already has an account with Fisher Science Education, do I need to set up a new account?
No. After working with your Fisher Science Education Sales Rep to adopt the contract, the pricing terms will be added to your existing account(s), meaning any orders your agency places will automatically receive the discount.
How do I know if my agency has already adopted the Fisher Science Education and U.S. Communities contract for science supplies?
Contact your local Fisher Science Education Sales Rep, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I find out more information about the contract?
Contact your local Fisher Science Education Sales Rep, or email us at email@example.com and your local Sales Rep will reach out to discuss in detail and answer any questions you have.
We would like to order online. What are Fisher Science Education’s e-commerce capabilities?
Fisher Science Education is an industry leader in e-commerce technological solutions. We have years of experience in implementing e-commerce solutions with large school districts around the country, ranging from P-card or Purchase Order online ordering to full punch-outs with cXML and XML Purchase Order submission. Please contact your FSE Sales Rep, or our U.S. Communities Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org to have Fisher Science Education customize an online ordering solution that is right for your agency.
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