Science Stores

Science Stores supports Science faculty and researchers by providing convenient access to supplies and consumables used in research. Use your SFU computing ID that has been authorized by Science Stores to access the online Stock Chemical Delivery request/Stores catalogue

COVID-19 UPDATE:

Dear Science Stores Users;

Please see updated information below regarding access to both Science Stores and Receiving. These measures are in place and effective as of June 8th, 2020. Science Stores and Receiving will resume essentially normal hours of operation and staffing levels. Procurement will resume for those labs who have been approved to scale up research activity. We have set up a calendar booking system to manage physical distancing requirements to both Stores and Receiving areas that you will need to use for access. Certain time slots have been block booked at the beginning and end of the day for staff to disinfect workspaces/high touch points. 

Note: You must book a time slot in advance to access either Stores or Receiving!

Science Stores booking calendar https://bookings.science.sfu.ca/science/stores/

Science Receiving booking calendar https://bookings.science.sfu.ca/science/receiving/

If you do not have a current account with Science Stores click here to set one up. 

General Precautions:

- you will be required to review the self assessment checklist posted on each door before entry
- you will be required to sign in when you enter either space
- if you do not respect the physical distancing requirements in place you will be asked to leave and your access may be revoked

Science Stores

Location: B6208
Hours: 8:45am to 4:15pm
(closed 12:00 to 12:30pm)

General inquiries: ss-admin@sfu.ca
Receiving: sci-rcvg@sfu.ca
Invoices: ss-inv@sfu.ca

Fax: 778-782-4581

Jocelyn Wan  -  Special Orders                                        
Phone: 778-782-3305

Email: jocelyn_wan@sfu.ca

David Lee - Stock
Phone: 778-782-3465

Email: davidl@sfu.ca

FRONT COUNTER

Peter Whalley
Phone: 778-782-3300

Email: peter_whalley@sfu.ca

SCIENCE RECEIVING

Location: B6205
Hours: 8:15am to 4:30 pm

Gino Porco
Phone: 778-782-4066
Email: gino_porco@sfu.ca
 


DIRECTOR

Ruth Appanah
Director, Facilities & Technical Operations

Phone: 778-782-5347
Email: scdirops@sfu.ca

 

Purchasing

Procedures

To order through Science Stores and SFU Procurement complete an online Purchase Requisition at fins.sfu.ca. If you have not previously completed an online purchase requisition, you may be able to find an experienced user within your department. If no one is available within your department, then Jocelyn Wan (Science Stores) is available to help first-time users with their initial requisition submission. 

Purchase Requisition Preparation Instructions

Purchase Requisition Tips (to aid Buyer in efficiently processing requisitions)

  • Only include items from a single supplier on one requisition

 

Blanket POs

IDT, Eurofins, & Genewiz (Life Science Products)

Requisitions are being rolled into the new fiscal year and converted into Blanket PO's .

You must create a new Requisition to add funds for the new fiscal year (please reference your existing PO#).

Jennifer Thibeault, Procurement Assistant, will be reviewing your spend for the last two years and will email you to advise on the value of the new Requisition.

Praxair (Gas Cylinder Ordering)

As many of you are aware, we awarded the SFU research gas contract (including accessories, one-of special needs, pre-filled or empty Dewars) to Praxair after a rigorous multi-faculty RFP process.

You need to setup a Praxair Express online account by contacting:

Keith_Alexander@praxair.com, 604-527-0710 (office), 604-313-1462 (cell).

Then you will be able to place orders and manage your account at https://express.praxair.com/login/login.asp

Based on your feedback, we have re-set the billing default so the invoices are emailed to Payment Services and cc’ to you. However, if you prefer for the invoices to be emailed to you for review and forwarding to Payment Services, then please ask Keith Alexander to modify your account.

If you’ve setup a Blanket PO, it will be rolled over into the new fiscal year. However, you must create a new Requisition to add funds (please note your existing PO# in the comments).

Praxair gas cylinder orders are delivered on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Praxair Express website can be found here.

EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2018:

BC Net has advised that our contract with Praxair will have the following price increases:

  • Cylinder Gas       1.59%
  • Helium                  5%

Account Request

Complete the form, print, sign and return to Science Stores.

Science Stores is authorized to sell to SFU staff and researchers who hold Science Stores accounts. Science Stores is not able to sell to the general public.

Hazardous Waste

Disposal Request

For free waste disposal of solvents, chemicals, sharps or biohazardous materials, please use the online pickup request form. Labels must be picked up from Science Stores.

Waste Disposal pick up days on the Burnaby campus are Tuesday and Friday mornings. The cut-off time for requesting disposal is 3:00 pm Monday for Tuesday pick up and 3:00pm Thursday for Friday pick up. Surrey campus pickups are every second Thursday, and Vancouver campus pickups are as needed.

If you require regular weekly pick up, please schedule using the online pickup request form.

If you purchase lecture size toxic gas cylinders, please refer to the section on Gas cylinders for important information.

Please direct questions to Catherine Peltier (cpeltier@sfu.ca)

Delivery of Hazardous Chemicals

For free delivery of hazardous chemicals complete the eRequisition form.

Delivery dates are Tuesday and Friday mornings.

Shipping Dangerous Goods

Click here for general information about shipping dangerous goods.

Please note that Science Receiving will receive Dangerous Goods for the Faculty of Science, and can offer assistance in shipping.

Safety Data Sheets

Safety Data Sheets (SDS) can be accessed through the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Academic Support.

Ethyl Alcohol Usage Tracking

Laboratory Ethyl Alcohol (Ethanol) Record Sheet

Download the Laboratory Ethyl Alcohol (ethanol) Record Sheet or pick one up in Science Stores.

Tracking of ethyl alcohol use is required under the Excise Act, 2001

SFU receives a 99% remission of excise tax on the purchases of ethyl alcohol for scientific research and/or teaching purposes. As a registered user, SFU pays only a special duty rate of $0.12 per litre of ethyl alcohol. If discrepancies occur that cannot be accounted for, a penalty could be assessed at the full excise duty rate of $11.696 per litre.

It is the responsibility of each staff member or researcher that purchases ethyl alcohol to ensure that accurate records are returned to Science Stores to meet audit requirements for the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

Staff and researchers must follow the guidelines outlined below when purchasing, receiving and using ethyl alcohol.

  • Complete the Science Stores Ethyl Alcohol Record Sheet at the Science Stores front counter when purchasing ethyl alcohol.
  • Take a Laboratory Ethyl Alcohol (Ethanol) Record Sheet for each 4 L bottle of ethanol purchased.
  • Complete the log of ethanol usage in the laboratory, and when a 4 L container is completely used, return the Record Sheet to Science Stores.
  • Science Stores will maintain the records of usage on file for current plus six years.

Ordering Life Science Products

Please electronically attach spreadsheet to purchase requisition

We completed a multi-faculty RFP for rental and purchasing of lab coats and other research textiles (e.g. isolation gowns, scrub sets, towels, etc.), which resulted in an award to Alsco.

  • Each lab will be provided with an online account; enabling you to manage your inventory, track your costs, and communicate with Alsco.
  • Each coat will have a label in the collar identifying the lab.
  • It is recommended that each researcher have 3 coats (1 to wear, 1 in the wash, & 1 backup)

Please create a Requisition (use the pricing information to estimate your annual spend) to obtain a Blanket PO.

ALSCO (LAB COATS)

We completed a multi-faculty RFP for rental and purchasing of lab coats and other research textiles (e.g. isolation gowns, scrub sets, towels, etc.), which resulted in an award to Alsco.

  • Each lab will be provided with an online account; enabling you to manage your inventory, track your costs, and communicate with Alsco.
  • Each coat will have a label in the collar identifying the lab.
  • It is recommended that each researcher have 3 coats (1 to wear, 1 in the wash, & 1 backup).

Please create a Requisition (use the pricing information to estimate your annual spend) to obtain a Blanket PO.

For lab coat pricing, email Jocelyn_wan@sfu.ca