Ordering Strains

Complete the following steps to order your strains.

Ordering Strains

Step 1 – Register as a Recipient

To order strains from the NCPPB you must first be registered as a recipient. To do this complete and return the New Recipient Application Form, which we will keep in our records to verify your signature each time you order a strain from the collection. You will only need to complete the New Recipient Application Form once, unless your authorised signature or other details change, in which case you will need to fill out and return a replacement form. The authorised signature must appear on all subsequent Order Forms. Please ensure that you also fill in the Financial Details section of the form. Email your completed forms to ncppb@fera.co.uk.


New Recipient Application Form 


The New Recipient Application Form asks you to abide by the terms and conditions in the Material Transfer Agreement and Fera Standard Terms and Conditions. Click here to view the Material Transfer Agreement and Click here to view the Fera Standard Terms and Conditions.


Step 2 – Complete the Order Form

Once you are registered as a recipient you may order strains from the NCPPB by completing and returning the Order Form. To save time you can submit your New Recipient Application with your first order. Email your completed forms to ncppb@fera.co.uk Please ensure you include the NCPPB number of the strain you wish to order, this information can be found in the NCPPB Catalogue. We aim to have your order in the post within two working days of receipt of all the required paperwork. Certain strains in the NCPPB will require increased administration; we will inform you of any likely delays on receipt of your order.


Order Form 



Step 3 – Import, Export and Other Licences

Some orders require import or export licences to accompany the strains from the NCPPB. To save time, you are advised to check with your own authorities and submit any necessary paperwork with your order. Laboratories in the UK may require a scientific licence to hold strains from the NCPPB.


UK

Shipping to England and Wales: please contact the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) for advice.

Shipping to Scotland: please contact Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA) to arrange a Letter of Authority. Your Letter of Authority can be scanned and emailed to the NCPPB, a hardcopy is not necessary.

Shipping to Northern Ireland: please contact the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) to arrange a Letter of Authority. Your Letter of Authority can be scanned and emailed to the NCPPB, a hardcopy is not necessary.


Europe

When ordering bacteria which appear on the ‘EPPO A1 and A2 Lists of pests recommended for regulation as quarantine pests’, European countries will require a Letter of Authority from their National Plant Protection Organisation to accompany their order. Your Letter of Authority can be scanned and emailed to the NCPPB, a hardcopy is not necessary.


Non-European Countries

Any non-European country ordering bacteria which appears on the Australia Group List of Plant Pathogens for Export Control will require an export licence from the British Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The NCPPB organise the application for the licence, which usually takes 20 working days to receive, at a cost of £400 to the customer.


USA

Orders shipped to the USA often require an import permit and barcoded package label from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Please contact the USDA to arrange this.



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