APS-ACS Liquid Helium Purchasing Program
Academic researchers across the physical sciences and engineering disciplines depend on liquid helium to perform experiments and maintain critical instruments. However, reliable and affordable liquid helium procurement remains a principle challenge for the academic community. Although there are potentially thousands of academics purchasing liquid helium, individual users have little purchasing power and often face dramatic price fluctuations and have concerns regarding reliable delivery – especially during a shortage.
In an effort to provide academic users increased reliability and affordability when purchasing liquid helium, APS, in partnership with American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), has launched a new program aimed at improving liquid helium purchasing for academics.
The liquid helium purchasing program currently includes users at seven universities/colleges across the U.S., diverse in both location and helium needs. DLA has negotiated one year contracts with vendors on their behalf, which have resulted in an average savings of 15% for enrollees. Program enrollees began ordering liquid helium on June 1, 2015. APS will work with DLA during fall 2015 to expand the program to more users.
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