Eurofins Genomics Signs Contract to Supply Oligonucleotides and DNA Sequencing to Research Councils

UK Shared Business Services Limited selects Eurofins Genomics as preferred supplier for oligonucleotides and DNA sequencing services.

May 15th, 2014

Eurofins Genomics, international market leader in genomic services, has signed a two year contract with the UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) formerly RCUK Shared Services Centre Ltd, as one of the preferred suppliers of both oligonucleotides and DNA sequencing on the recently awarded framework contract. The contract builds on the long standing relationship developed as a preferred supplier to the research councils for over seven years.

UK SBS has been set up by the seven research councils of the UK to provide centralised services to the research councils and their institutes in human resources, finance, procurement, information technology, information systems and grants processing. The shared service approach reduces costs whilst raising operational efficiency for the councils.

“We are delighted to have been selected as one of the preferred suppliers for both oligonucleotides and DNA sequencing by RCUK based upon our product quality and the level of service provided”, says Bruno Poddevin, Senior Vice-President Eurofins Genomics “This contract will ensure that the whole UK SBS scientist community will have full access to the Eurofins Genomics’ products and services and benefit from our continued commitment to them.”

Tony Nwagbolu, Category Manager, Genomics at UK SBS commented, “Eurofins has become a true strategic partner of UK SBS whose commercial expertise and efficient operational models supports the alignment of our key stakeholders operations and development of our business objectives - reducing cost, enhancing service and delivering value for taxpayers.