Antibodies & Sera and Other Matrices Framework Agreement Launched

NWUPC Members can now access the re-tendered Antibodies & Sera and Other Matrices Framework Agreement (LAB4042 SU) the only higher-education focused antibodies agreement available to universities. This framework is open to members of NWUPC, APUC, HEPCW, LUPC, NEUPC and SUPC. The agreement went live on the 1st of July 2021 and will run for 30 months with an optional 6-month extension. This agreement is planned to run coterminous with the NEUPC Life Science Reagents agreement as they will be a combined framework for any new versions.
Online Launch Event
On Wednesday 8th September, SUPC will be running a launch event for this framework. It is free for NWUPC Members to attend and will see you join SUPC Category Manager (STEMed) Danielle Sweeney for an overview of the framework and Q&As – followed by a number of topical sessions delivered by the awarded agreement suppliers. You can view the draft agenda to see the timings for the event. Further details on the supplier sessions will be confirmed and shared shortly.
  • Wednesday 8 September 2021 - 10:00am - 13:30
  • Online event via Zoom Webinar – free for NWUPC Members

Book your place here and joining instructions will be sent nearer to the event. If you require any assistance please contact Grace Parsons – SUPC Events and Marketing Coordinator at

What’s New?
• This iteration of the framework features two new suppliers: Enzo and Cambridge BioScience.
• Members can use a revised further competition option for the procurement of sera (lot 2).
By using the agreement, members will benefit from:
• Fixed commercial terms on all lots.
• An easy and compliant route to market for participating Institutions.
• Increased customer choice through a high number of participating suppliers.
• Additional discounts and institution/project-specific service requirements can be requested via the further competition call off method.
• Annual lot rankings refreshed to improve competitive pricing.
 • Robust framework management process in place.

For a full breakdown of how to use the framework please watch the interactive video below by using this link. Please use the arrows to move through to the next section or click directly on the required section of the video.

Awarded Suppliers:
The following suppliers have been awarded to the agreement under two lots:
Lot 1 – Antibodies
• Stratech
• Biotechne Ltd
• BioServ UK Ltd
• Proteintech
• Fisher Scientific UK Ltd
• Miltenyi Biotec Ltd
• 2B Scientific Ltd
• Merck Life Science UK Limited
• Cambridge BioScience
• Cell Signalling Technology Europe B.V
• Enzo Life Sciences
• Oxford Biosystems
• Biolegend
• Insight Biotechnology
• Generon Ltd
• Takara
• Agilent Technologies LDA UK Limited
Lot 2 - Sera and other matrices
• BioServ UK
• Stratech
• 2B Scientific Ltd
• Fisher Scientific
• Merck
• Takara
• Agilent Technologies LDA UK Limited
Further information including contact details, service offering and achieved scores is provided in the Buyers Guide available on HE Contracts.
For questions or enquiries about the framework please contact Sarah Dye, NWUPC's Laboratory Category Manager or call on 0161 234 8016.