Why You Shouldn’t Wait: E&I VWR Contract

Conducted: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 1:00 pm

Sponsored by: E&I Cooperative Services
Presented by: VWR®, part of Avantor

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Interested in signing up for E&I’s new competitively solicited VWR contract, but need more information before making the switch? Why not hear first-hand from two fellow E&I members who have already adopted this new and improved agreement?

We’re offering this free 50-minute webinar to provide an opportunity to learn from your peers about the process and benefits of switching to the new contract – and how their experiences as large research institutions are relevant for schools of all types and sizes.

Our Presenters:

Tim Geary, Head of Operations and Services, Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Rhonda Wehrman, Head of Contracting & Procurement, Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Ron Moraski, Director of Procurement Services, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Linda Lavigne, National Director of Business Development, VWR, part of Avantor
Mike Costigan, Portfolio Support Executive – Research & Academic Healthcare, E&I Cooperative Services

Discussion Topics Include:

  • Trends in the research & academic healthcare market
  • Uniform guidance
  • Cost pressures on research institutions and other colleges and universities
  • Ways to control costs in purchasing lab equipment & supplies
  • Lessons learned by two leading research institutions
  • Implications for institutions of all sizes
  • E&I/VWR contract highlights
  • Q&A session

E&I’s existing VWR contract expires at the end of 2019 – make sure you don’t enter 2020 before signing up for our new contract! Plus, start saving through enhanced pricing right now!

Who should Participate?
Procurement Officers, Scientific Procurement Authorities, Lab Managers, Core Facility Directors, and Principle Investigators from colleges and universities of all sizes.

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