Welcome to Lab Procurement Services!


You had a dedicated team of experts in lab supplies and chemicals shopping for the best deals on every purchase.

You could get lower prices and streamline your purchasing process at the same time!

You could spend more time focusing on science rather than cutting PO's, price shopping, dealing with problem vendors and paperwork.

Our procurement service makes it all possible by taking a new approach to purchasing that lets you leverage all four key savings strategies at once!

Strategies for Lab Supply Savings

There are four main strategies used by lab owners to control costs.

Which of these strategies do you use?

LPS Clients get the Best of All Four!

LPS clients take advantage of every savings strategy, every day, on every transaction!  Our clients realize double-digit savings on lab supplies and equipment purchases, while simultaneously streamlining their procurement workflow and reducing the cost of processing each order.

The LPS Store

Lab Procurement Services is proud to be a member of the Independent Laboratory Dealers Association

The LPS web store has commonly used lab supplies in bulk quantities at unbeatable prices!  Buy manufacturer direct and save.  We feature only our best deals.  Case quantities only.

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How is LPS Different from a Traditional Distributor?

LPS is not like other lab suppliers. We provide complete procurement management solutions, not just another place to shop for prices. We manage your existing vendors and negotiate contracts on your behalf, as well as finding new ways to source products and lower costs. We provide expert assistance and product recommendations, like your own personal scientific supply concierge.

See what a difference Lab Procurement Services can make for you!


Lab Procurement Services

Distributors and

Traditional Resellers


LPS employs only highly experienced people with BOTH scientific and distribution sales.

Only the largest customers get experienced reps.  Few with scientific backgrounds.


LPS buys product from anyone, anywhere.

Distributors sell you the products they are authorized to distribute.

Reduce Process Costs

LPS has systems designed to reduce your operating costs.  LPS can reduce your cost per P.O. by up to 90%.

Distributors have web sites that are designed to sell you more product.  Process savings are secondary.


At LPS, you get personal service.  You deal on a first name basis with no "phone tree" to deal with.

Distributors reserve personal service only for their key customers.

Spend Metrics

LPS provides full, free documentation of everything you purchase.

Distributors have the data but seldom share with smaller customers.

Vendor Consolidation

LPS system allows you to purchase from any number of vendors on a single purchase order. LPS system is the ultimate in vendor consolidation!

Distributors provide vendor consolidation as long as you are willing to buy the products they sell. 



LPS partnership with provides you with world class ordering and inventory tracking system available. and have many nice features but these don’t help on the items you don’t purchase from them.

Documented Savings

LPS regularly provides reports documenting the savings we realize for our clients.

Can you remember the last time your distributor provided you with a savings report?

Manufacturer Direct & Virtual Group Purchasing

LPS preference is to buy direct from a manufacturer and avoid distributor profits. But we allow anyone to compete for your business as long as they can perform. 

Distributors with their huge volumes and ability go out and buy the factory will always yield the lowest cost which are reserved for BIG customers.

Procurement Outsourcing - Right for the Times

Business Process Outsourcing - What the Experts Say

Mr. Paul McMinn, President/CEO of the Isothermal Group in Lab Manager Magazine, March 2014 article titled Strategic Sourcing states:

"Corporate downsizing has taken a toll in many organizations, especially in areas such as procurement, regarded historically as a cost center. With continued economic uncertainty and instability, companies are continually looking for ways to add to growth and contain costs to sustain growth.  (This article can be downloaded in our Links section at the top right of this page.) 

PWC International  in their publication - "Supplier Relationship Management - How key suppliers drive your company's competitive advantage"state:  "Companies are now aware that they must integrate and collaborate with suppliers to remain competitive and take the next step towards procurement excellence."  Supplier management is not a new topic, but it has always been the 'stepchild' of the procurement functions.  


The main reason that the field of procurement outsourcing has begun to expand rapidly in recent years is its ability to generate hard dollar cost reduction savings. As procurement outsourcing has continued to mature, cost reduction has increased and continues to be the main reason why companies continue to outsource all, or part, of their procurement.

Download the full article here.

The LPS Blog

The LPS Blog provides in-depth analysis of procurement strategies for laboratories. 

Topics include contract negotiating, vendor comparisons, product reviews and selection guides, procurement workflow optimization and industry analysis. 

Use our procurement services to put the author of our blog to work finding savings for you!

LPS Topics

Maximizing Your Lab Supply ContractMaximizing Your Lab Supply Contract

Maximizing Your Lab Supply Contract

How can you get more from your lab supply contract?
Procurement as a Profit CenterProcurement as a Profit Center

Procurement as a Profit Center

Convert your procurement department from a cost center to a profit center!
Procurement OutsourcingProcurement Outsourcing

Procurement Outsourcing

Could your lab benefit from procurement outsourcing?
Reducing the Cost of Lab ProcurementReducing the Cost of Lab Procurement

Reducing the Cost of Lab Procurement

How to reduce the cost of laboratory procurement by streamlining the Procure to Pay Cycle.
Strategic SourcingStrategic Sourcing

Strategic Sourcing

First published in Lab Manager Magazine, March 4, 2014. Reprinted with the permission of the Author.
The Four Purchasing ParadigmsThe Four Purchasing Paradigms

The Four Purchasing Paradigms

Four strategies that lab managers use to increase the value of their purchasing dollars, and how Lab Procurement Services can help with each.
Top 10 List of Items to NegotiateTop 10 List of Items to Negotiate

Top 10 List of Items to Negotiate

When you sit down to negotiate a lab supplies contract with a major distributor, you are at a disadvantage. This is our list (far from complete) of the Top-10 items to carefully negotiate.
Vendor Consolidation vs. CompetitionVendor Consolidation vs. Competition

Vendor Consolidation vs. Competition

Are vendor consolidation and competition mutually exclusive?
Vendor QualificationVendor Qualification

Vendor Qualification

How important is vendor qualification to your lab's success?

Client Updates

Better CommunicationsBetter Communications

Better Communications

The various methods that LPS uses to communicate with their clients and customers.
Finding a Quality Tip ManufacturerFinding a Quality Tip Manufacturer

Finding a Quality Tip Manufacturer

How do you reduce what you spend on pipet tips without jeopardizing your results?
Freight ChargesFreight Charges

Freight Charges

LPS Signs Agreement with FedEx to Lower Your Transportation Costs
Frequently Asked QuestionsFrequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about how LPS works with it's clients to save money and decrease the cost per purchase order.
Pittcon 2015 ReportPittcon 2015 Report

Pittcon 2015 Report

Overview of Pittcon 2015 from LPS perspective. LPS is now an authorized distributor for J. G. Finneran, Shamrock, Nest Scientific and Lab Companion. An overview of their product lines is presented.
Refrigeraton - It's Not That SimpleRefrigeraton - It's Not That Simple

Refrigeraton - It's Not That Simple

An analysis of all the things to consider when purchasing a laboratory refrigeration solution.
Selecting the Right ContainerSelecting the Right Container

Selecting the Right Container

Selecting the right container for the job is not easy. LPS can help.
The Changing LandscapeThe Changing Landscape

The Changing Landscape

Like many industries, the lab supply business is undergoing dramatic changes. What does this mean for your lab?
Water for the LabWater for the Lab

Water for the Lab

Finding the right water for your lab.