Your Money Working Smarter

Your money working smarter

  • Average savings up to 50% against list price
  • Big or small, office or laboratory – any type of business saves money
  • Low cost of entry – all OBN Full Members eligible to take part
  • UK’s most comprehensive and cost-effective group purchasing solution for life sciences companies

Sixty Member companies together saved more than £4 million in last two years

  • Managed by full-time, in house Senior Buyer
  • Capital expenditure advice
  • Negotiation service
  • Guidance and support on e-Procurement
  • New suppliers regularly added

Find out more. Contact the Head of Purchasing and Membership, Lee Pratley by email, or tel: +44 (0)1235 420 876.

Testimonials

“The purchasing consortium setup by OBN is an outstanding example; the savings are so helpful”

Dr Erik Miljan, CEO, BioDivide

“Ipsen Bioinnovation (formerly Syntaxin Ltd) has been a member of the OBN purchasing consortium since its infancy in 2008.  The OBN scheme enabled us to secure larger discounts than would have been possible on our own, which in turn helped us to maximise the use of investor money.  The value for money and support provided from Lee and his team has been invaluable.”

Lewis Burke-Smith, Purchasing and Site Support Manager, Ipsen Bioinnovation

“Just wanted to express our thanks to you and the OBN Purchasing Consortium for playing a major role in helping us achieve considerable savings on our laboratory consumables. We have been a member of the scheme for the last 5 years and we hope to see this relationship grow stronger in the
coming years.”

Sasha Santic, Accounting & Procurement Co-ordinator, CEM Analytical Services Ltd. (CEMAS)

Member savings by company size

Micro (1-5 employees) (£650 yearly Membership)

  • Previous spend (£9,342)

  • Spend after OBN Discount (£3,134)

  • Savings (£6,208)

Small (6-20 employees) (£850 yearly Membership)

  • Previous spend (£131,673)

  • Spend after OBN Discount (£63,824)

  • Savings (£67,849)

Medium (21-50 employees) (£1,800 yearly Membership)

  • Previous spend (£172,977)

  • Spend after OBN Discount (£51,227)

  • Savings (£121,750)

Large (51-100 employees) (£2,500 yearly Membership)

  • Previous spend (£461,822)

  • Spend after OBN Discount (£327,388)

  • Savings (£134,434)