Procurement Services Auxiliary Services

Obtaining COVID-19 Essential Supplies

Effective July 13, all units, departments, colleges, schools and research groups* should order COVID-19 essential supplies through regular purchasing methods using Ariba catalog suppliers or from a Fisher Scientific campus storeroom.

Essential supplies include the following:

  • Face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Surface disinfectant
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Ethanol
  • Alcohol
  • Anti-fog spray
  • Anti-fog wipes
  • Low lint wipes
  • Face shields (*Order form for researchers only) – Instructions for pick-up will be provided once the order form is complete
    • Face shields for the general campus community should be obtained through Fisher Scientific or one of the other Ariba catalog suppliers

Costs will be assessed to the ordering department, and Ariba orders will be shipped and delivered to the recipient.

Fisher Scientific – a contracted scientific and laboratory supply vendor with Purdue – will regularly stock essential supplies and research-specific items at their two West Lafayette campus storerooms, which are provided below. Products may be limited or temporarily unavailable due to inventory levels and demand.

This quick reference guide (.docx) lists the vendors who provide the same or comparable essential supplies as those that were previously centrally distributed. Additional product options are available through other Ariba catalogs, and purchases may be made through any of these sources.

All COVID-19 supply purchases should be tracked using COVID-IO processes.

If an item is not available from one of the options listed above, then a request should be submitted to Procurement Services at purchasingrequest@purdue.edu. The request should contain as much detailed information as possible, including quantity and product specifications.


Fisher Storeroom Locations

Lilly Hall of Life Sciences
Wetherill Laboratory of Chemistry
Hours: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Contact: Shawn Branz
shawn.branz@thermofisher.com
(765) 494-4979


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can departments request essential supplies?

  • Effective July 13, all units, departments, colleges, schools and research groups should order COVID-19 essential supplies through regular purchasing methods using Ariba catalog suppliers.
  • Costs will be assessed to the ordering department, and orders will be shipped and delivered to the recipient.
  • Additionally, Fisher Scientific will regularly stock essential supplies and research-specific items at their two West Lafayette campus storerooms.

How can I obtain face shields? 

  • Researchers should order face shields using the online Face Shields Order Form.
  • Faculty and staff should order face shields through Fisher Scientific or one of the other Ariba catalog suppliers.
What items are currently available?
  • The items currently available include face masks, hand sanitizers, disinfectant sprays and wipes. The availability of stock changes daily. More information on the types of essential supplies available and where to obtain them can be found above.
  • If the item is not available from one of the locations outlined above, then a request should be submitted to Procurement Services at purchasingrequest@purdue.edu. The request should contain as much detailed information as possible, including quantity and product specifications.
  • Units, departments, colleges, schools and research groups are encouraged to coordinate their orders to avoid overlapping requests.

Where are the Fisher Scientific storerooms located on campus?

  • Fisher Scientific storerooms are located in Lilly Hall of Life Sciences (LILY) and Wetherill Laboratory of Chemistry (WTHR). Supplies may be purchased on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. with no pre-ordering required.

How will departments be billed for essential supplies?

  • Costs will be assessed to the ordering department. All COVID-19 supply purchases should be tracked using COVID-IO processes.

What if my department purchases these supplies for non-COVID related purposes and the products are now limited or unavailable through typical methods?

  • Departments needing assistance should submit product needs to purchasingrequest@purdue.edu. The request should contain as much detailed information as possible, including quantity and product specifications.