Radioactive Materials

Purchasing Instructions

The University of Pittsburgh does not currently have a University-wide agreement in place with any providers that offer radioactive materials. However, you may purchase radioactive materials directly from PerkinElmer as follows: 

  • Contact the Account Representative included below to obtain a quote that reflects University pricing. Note: It is necessary to obtain a quote for every order because PerkinElmer does not have a hosted catalog or punch-out in the PantherExpress System
  • Orders of $10,000 or less - use the Non-Catalog Standard Form in the PantherExpress System. 
  • Orders over $10,000 - must be competitively bid or accompanied by a Directed or Sole Source Justification Form with the order, then placed through the Non-Catalog Standard Form in the PantherExpress System. 

PerkinElmer Account Representative

Matthew Reuter

443-928-4092 |

Purchasing Requirements 

All requisitions for radioactive material must be submitted to the Radiation Safety Office (RSO) for approval prior to order placement. 

When submitting the Non-Catalog Standard Form in the PantherExpress System, you must manually select the appropriate product flag to indicate whether the item is “radioactive” or “radioactive minor”. This will ensure the RSO Office receives the order.  

Non-radioactive materials may not be ordered on the same requisition or P.O. as radioactive materials. 

Once the RSO approves an order, it is electronically submitted to the supplier. For more information about radioactive materials, visit the RSO website