EMQN is a community interest company (CIC) registered in England (Number: 12020789. VAT / Tax Number: 329563282). As a CIC, we recognise the financial constraints being imposed upon many laboratories and therefore we keep our participation fees as low as possible. We therefore offer a number of options to help laboratories manage the costs of EQA participation and EMQN membership.
Sometimes we receive sponsorship from a third party (for example AstraZeneca) to cover the costs of laboratory participation in an EQA scheme. When this happens, this is clearly documented in the scheme catalogue and the scheme cost is discounted accordingly from the laboratory’s invoice after the scheme registration process has finished.
If a laboratory meets the thresholds outlined in our “Evolving Economies Discount” option, then it may be eligible for discounted costs of participation. This option is offered to encourage EQA scheme participation.
EMQN works with a number of different distributors to ensure that our activities are accessible to all interested laboratories. This is particularly important in countries outside of the EU where customs and importation restrictions make it difficult for individual laboratories to get import licenses. Where distributor arrangements exist, then their may be differences in the pricing structure due to VAT/Tax, logistics and handling costs.
The pricing of all products sold by EMQN (EQA schemes and memberships) is exclusive of VAT/Tax which will be charged on our invoices as follows:
Our payment terms are 30 days. There are penalties for late payment and interest (Bank of England base rate plus 1%), charged per month, will be applied to outstanding balances after the invoice payment date.
If you require a purchase order quote to register for the EQA scheme then please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please ensure the annual £150 registration fee is included in the total amount stated on the purchase order.
EMQN is a community interest company (CIC) registered in England (Number: 12020789. VAT/Tax Number: 329563282). For more information please contact us (email@example.com) or see our website (https://www.emqn.org/participating-in-eqa/terms-conditions/).