Vendors & Purchasing

Approved Lab Animal Vendors

No quarantine period is required for the following vendors.

Charles River

Envigo

Jackson Laboratories

Taconic

Oak Hill Genetics

Marshall BioResources

Rat Resource & Research Center

Sinclair BioResources

Health reports are available through vendor website or by request.

 

Vendor Delivery Schedule:

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Charles River
Envigo
Envigo
Jackson Lab
Taconic*
Taconic*
Taconic*
Taconic*
Taconic*
Large Animals* Large Animals* Large Animals* Large Animals* Large Animals*

 

* These vendors can deliver any day. Some ship by next day air, ground or by other transport.  Delivery date will depend on when order placed, availability, etc.

 

Purchasing Live Animals

Instructions for proper purchasing steps based on order type.

*Special note on USDA Covered species, all requests must be made three weeks in advance of anticipated delivery date. Complete the USDA Species Housing Availability Request on iLab to start the purchasing process of these animals.

  1. One time purchase through UNT System Purchasing: Follow standard procurement protocols utilizing the ePro EIS procurement system. More information here, see page 44. Lab Animal staff will approve your order through this system and plan for delivery and housing.
  2. Purchase from a standing blanket purchase order: Log in to iLab Core Management software here. Click Request Services tab and complete the Blanket Animal Purchase Request. Lab Animal staff will review your order and approve. Do not place order with vendor until approval is granted via iLab.
  3. Request for DLAM to purchase on your behalf: Log in to iLab Core Management software here. Click Request Services tab and complete the Animal Purchase Request & Notification. Select “DLAM” as answer to ‘Order to be Placed By.’ Lab Animal staff will obtain quotation(s) and input into iLab for your review. Once approved, DLAM will place your order, prepare for delivery and housing, and bill you for this purchase through monthly per diems. Please note that a 20% administrative fee is added to the cost of the order (excluding freight).
  4. Request to purchase animals outside of UNT System Purchasing (option only available to outside entities with facility use agreements in place): Log in to iLab Core Management software here. Click Request Services tab and complete the Animal Purchase Request & Notification. Select Self as answer to ‘Order to be Place By.’ Once approved by Lab Animal staff, you may place your order. Forward all communication (order confirmations, delivery updates, etc) to the DLAM inbox.