Leidos has standardized the biological safety cabinet requirements for the Facility, and a list of approved models for several manufacturers has been established. Any program utilizing the Leidos procurement system must complete Form CG13, and send with the PR to the Purchasing Department.

The Purchasing Department has established contracts for these procurements. As long as an approved model is requisitioned, the requisition will be processed without further justifications or competition. Other models may be requisitioned, but will require a justification and additional approvals by EHS and/or FME prior to approval for procurement.

All purchases for chemical fume hoods and laminar flow cabinets must be approved by EHS prior to order being placed.

In accordance with Leidos policy, ductless fume hoods are explicitly prohibited. For additional information, please see http://home.ncifcrf.gov/ehs/ehs.asp?Id=51 and/or contact Greg Ragan, EHS, extension 5376.