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One Nucleus Purchasing Scheme

The One Nucleus Purchasing Scheme was set up to deliver low cost purchasing based on the combined spend of our members. By joining together in a consortium, our members enjoy the same purchasing influence as larger companies and we are able to negotiate excellent prices and substantial savings in a number of product areas, such as lab consumables, stationery and courier services.

The One Nucleus Purchasing Scheme has been running since 2000 with an annual member spend exceeding £7 million before discount and with more than 100 members. It is the longest running purchasing consortium of its kind in the UK, saving members over £3 million per annum.  

The Purchasing Scheme is directed by our Gold Members and delivers substantial cost savings to Purchasing Scheme Members with the vast majority of member companies saving more than their annual membership fee. 

Our Support Supplier Agreements (SSAs) are available to all members. Our Gold Members also have exclusive access to our Preferred Supplier Agreements (PSAs) which are tendered agreements for various key supplies.

We can perform a cost-benefit analysis for Silver members thinking of upgrading or companies wishing to join as Gold members. Please contact Richard Dickinson on 01223 896453 or

* One Nucleus reserves the right to exclude individual Gold Members from individual PSAs where prior agreements exist or we consider there to be a conflict of interests.