OBN Purchasing: Your Money Working Smarter

One of our major services to Members is our purchasing consortium. This is available at Full Membership and above and provides real value from Membership.  Read on to find out how it works and what kind of savings your company could be making.


Real Member savings - examples

% SavingMicroSmallMediumLarge020406080Company Size
Company SizeSpend without discountSpend with discountSavings% Saved
Sole trader/Micro (1-5)£9.3k£3.1k£6.2k66%
Small company (6-20)£132k£69k£6.9k48%
Medium company (21-50)£173k£51k£122k71%
Large company (51-100)£462k£327k£134k29%


230+ Member companies together save more than £10 million every year!

  • Average savings up to 45% against list price
  • Big or small, office or laboratory – any type of business can save 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
  • Have a laboratory outside of the UK? Speak to our Partners ProcEurope, ProcEurope is a European Purchasing Consortium offering significant discounts on Lab suppliers. Contact leepratley@proceurope.com to find out more 


Meet the Consortium Suppliers

Find out more

  • Click through to see the Consortium Suppliers
  • Arrange an assessment of your spend and how it could be reduced - contact Lee, details below
  • If you are a supplier and would like to be in the Consortium - contact Lee, details below

Lee Pratley, Head of Purchasing and Membership: email, or tel: +44 (0)7917 762707