U-M Ethyl Alcohol Program

Procurement Services manages the process for obtaining tax-free 190 Proof and 200 Proof ethyl alcohol in partnership with Fisher Scientific. This is a restricted commodity and can only be purchased tax-free from this contract.

Purchasing Guidelines

Purchase and storage of ethyl alcohol is restricted per Federal Regulations Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Part 22-Distribution and Use of Tax-Free Alcohol Section 22.102 Prohibited Uses. Tax free ethanol purchases can only made from this contract.

Tax-Free Alcohol Procedures. Follow the equipment ordering procedure for purchase of items priced $5,000 or more.

Please see Procedure for Purchasing Equipment for more information.

Ordering Information

To Place an Order for Room Delivery:

  • Print and complete the U-M requisition for tax-free alcohol form
  • Fax the completed and signed form to Fisher Scientific at (734) 622-0532.
  • A signature is required for all alcohol deliveries.
  • Orders are shipped via FedEx Ground.
  • Orders placed before noon are delivered in 2-3 business days
  • Departments pay restocking and return shipping fees for all refused or non-deliverable orders.

On-site pick up:

  • Available at the Life Sciences Institute (LSI) Biomedical Research Store.
  • Available in pints and gallons.
  • Bring a DOT-approved secondary container.
  • Present an M-Card and a completed and signed order form.

Biomedical Research Stores order form

Shipping & Handling

Free standard ground shipping. Additional charges may apply for expedited shipping.

Supplier Contact

For customer service:
Fisher Scientific Customer Service  
Phone: (734) 622-0413
Fax: (734) 622-0532
Email: fishercsum@umich.edu    

Procurement Contacts

Contact Administrator:
Name: David Gilbert
Phone: (734) 615-9304
E-mail: dgilb@umich.edu

Procurement Agent:
Name: Bob Johnson
Phone: (734) 764-2461
E-mail: johnsrbt@umich.edu