Purchasing at EPFL

Purchases made for EPFL must:

  • Answer a real need, taking into account the varied needs within the whole of EPFL;
  • Comply with the Federal Law on Public Procurement (LMP), the Ordinance on Public Procurement (OMP) and EPFL directives;
  • Respect the fundamental principles of public procurement:
    • Principle of cost effectiveness
    • Principle of equal treatment
    • Principle of transparency
    • Principle of competition.
For any expenditure over CHF 10,000, each employee must comply with the following purchasing procedures. These procedures – determined by the type of market and its value – are based on the Federal Law on Public Procurement (LMP), the Ordinance on Public Procurement (OMP) and the EPFL Directive concerning purchases. The Purchasing Team is here to advise and support you in your projects.



Purchasing procedure

Purchasing goods at EPFL

Office supplies, IT equipment, laboratory consumables, chemical and biological products, etc.

Purchasing services at EPFL

Intellectual services, catering, events, etc.

Call to tender at EPFL

Consult the steps you need to follow for a call to tender (in French)

Purchasing categories

From scientific equipment to transport to service provision, discover the categories in which the Procurement and Purchasing Department can guide you.

Call for tender documents and useful links

Consult and download the templates for EPFL specifications and contracts.

Purchasing Team

Find the contact person who will help you meet your needs.

FAQ

Check out our frequently asked questions.