Fisher Scientific

Sustainable Purchasing

This is a primary strategic contract for laboratory equipment, chemicals, supplies, and services for research, safety, health care, and science education. As Fisher Scientific has many green initiatives, please see the Sustainable Purchasing section to learn more and how to purchase green products, including programs directed to waste diversion.

Purchasing Guidelines

Follow the equipment ordering procedure for the purchase of items priced $5,000 or more. Please see Procedure for Purchasing Equipment for more information.

Sustainable Purchasing

Fisher Scientific and Thermo Fisher Scientific have identified sustainable initiatives and items within their product line that are available for purchase by the University.           

  • Sustainable products/ service:
    • “Green” products are identified on the Thermo Fisher Scientific website with a green leaf icon next to the product, that will appear in the search results when applicable. Products with these icons are certified as being green by the manufacturer/ supplier. Criteria for receiving a green leaf icon can be reviewed on pages 5 & 6 of the document titled “Sustainability Products at Thermo Fisher Scientific”.
    • Tips on how to identify Green products/ services:
      Look for the leaf      
    • The following disposal/waste diversion options are offered either directly or in partnership with their suppliers. To get involved or learn more, contact the matter experts identified below:

  • Sustainability Initiatives:
    • Corporate Sustainability Report
      • At Thermo Fisher Scientific, everything they do begins with their Mission - to enable customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. To fulfill the Mission, they have a team of colleagues whose dedication leads to innovative technologies that help customers address some of society's most pressing challenges.
      • Thermo Fisher’s Corporate Social Responsibility strategy encompasses three primary elements: business sustainability, employee involvement and philanthropic giving. Each is linked with operations and aligned with our 4i Values — Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement.
    • Certifications & Awards
      • LEED Certification:  Thermo Fisher currently has 6 buildings that have achieved LEED Certification.
      • Zero Waste:  Thermo Fisher currently has 13 sites that have become Zero Waste facilities which divert >90% of their waste stream from landfill.  

To learn more about sustainable procurement at the University please review “Diversity and Sustainability” on the Procurement Services website.

Contact the Sustainable Procurement Coordinator, Selin Nurgun, for questions or comments on Sustainable Purchasing at the University of Michigan at or (734) 647-6213.

Ordering Information

To place an order, log in to M-marketsite.

Shop M-marketsite:

Browse M-marketsite and/or create a shopping cart

Create M-marketsite order

How to use M-marketsite

Users can also call, fax, or email the supplier at phone: (734) 622-0413, fax: (734) 622-0532 or by email at and provide a shortcode.

Some Fisher Scientific products are available for purchase through the Biomedical Research Stores.

Please see the listing for the CORE Supply Centers:

PCards are not accepted.

Shipping & Handling

Free standard ground shipping.

Additional charges may apply for expedited shipping.

  • Ice charge $33 per order
  • Refrigerated Diagnostic Products $12 per order
  • Refrigerated Media Products $12 per order

Supplier Contact

For customer service:
Customer Service
(734) 622-0413
Fax (734) 622-0532

For sales related questions and assistance:
Sales Representative Ken Utsunomiya (Medical Science buildings, BSRB, Cancer Center, NCRC)
Phone: (734) 678-3019

Sales Representative Katie Gignac (Central Campus & North Campus, SPH, LSI, Dental School, Brehm Center, Flint and Dearborn campuses)
Phone: (248) 875-2453

Healthcare Sales Representative Teresa Price
Phone: (517) 414-6485

Life Science Research Specialist Gary DeBusscher
Phone: (734) 657-8669

Chemical Products Specialist Alexandra Howells
Phone: (734) 972-8634

Safety & Cleanroom Specialist Bill Beia
Phone: (616) 308-2876

ThermoFisher Bioscience Account Manager Crystal Jones
Phone: (248) 385-4428

To check an order status:

Call the U-M Customer Service Representative at (734) 622-0413.

If you have received an e-mail confirmation from Fisher, provide the Customer Service Representative with the Fisher order confirmation number.

If you have not received an e-mail confirmation from Fisher, provide the Fisher Customer Service Representative with the PO number and they will be able to determine your order status.

Procurement Contacts

Contract Administrator:
David Gilbert
Phone: (734) 615-9304

Procurement Agent:
Bob Johnson
Phone: (734) 764-2461