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​​​​​​​​​​​Division of Scientific Equipment and Instrumentation Services 



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Contact Information

    ORS Building 13/3W44
    Phone: (301) 496-4131
    Fax: (301) 402-8189
    TTY: (301) 435-1908

Rental and Sales


End of Fiscal Year NES Interim Process 

New Equipment Sales (NES) will not accept requests through the NBS Supply module. Please submit your requests through our interim process using the following link: If you need assistance, please call 301-496-9748.

The last day to order laboratory equipment through DSEIS is July 29, 2022.

Building 13, Room 1328, Phone (301)496-9748

Supervisor: Tyus, Jerry (Acting)

If you need equipment in a hurry to start a new project or to replace a failed piece of equipment, there's an excellent chance we can meet your needs. We offer more than 500 pieces of laboratory equipment for rent, on a monthly or indefinite basis. Equipment can also be rented on a lease-purchase plan. Our program can help you reduce your capital investments, property transactions, and procurement efforts, and time. Our inventory includes state-of-the-art equipment used in a variety of research areas, including DNA sequencers and synthesizers, thermal cyclers, centrifuges, incubators, microscopes, etc. We also provide all maintenance and pick-up and delivery services for each piece of equipment. DSEIS provides 30 commonly bought LAB equipment under the New Equipment Sales Program to NIH Researchers. The NBS inventory function can be used to purchase your equipment and have your equipment delivered to your laboratory.

Other special features of our program include:

  • Special-request procurement. A lab may request the purchase of a special piece of equipment that is not carried in our inventory. Each request is considered separately.
  • Option-to-buy program. An institute may purchase up to 25% of the equipment it is renting in any given year.

Sales and Rental Rates:

  • New Equipment Sales (NES):
  • Cost plus 10% surcharge
  • Equipment Rental:
  • Year Monthly Rate
    Year 14.21%
    Year 22.91%
    Year 32.71%
    Year 4 & beyond2.61%
  • Used Equipment Sales:
  • Book Value plus 4% of the Acquisition Cost

Send questions about equipment and requests to SERP manager. Tyus, Jerry (Acting)