Our purchasing policy

As a public institution, the University is subject to the Public Order Code. Its purchases fall within the legal framework of public procurement and respect the 3 fundamental principles of public procurement:

  • freedom of access to public contracts for companies ;
  • equal treatment of candidates;
  • full transparency of procurement procedures.

The University's purchasing policy also aims at more efficient purchasing, which is based on the following objectives

  • ensure better control of public funds by rationalising and pooling needs;
  • promote the integration of people who are furthest from employment or people with disabilities;
  • preserve the environment ;
  • participate in the dissemination of innovation ;
  • enable small and medium-sized enterprises to access public procurement.

Where can I find our public contracts?

Above €40,000 excluding VAT, all our procedures are advertised in the following media:

  • our buyer profile: Achapublic.com;
    Achatpublic allows companies to consult and respond to consultations issued by the University. The platform allows you to set up personalised alerts to be informed at regular intervals of the publication of public contracts according to the criteria entered when the alert was created.
  • a Journal d'Annonces Légales or the BOAMP;
  • the Official Journal of the European Union for formalised procedures.

Our purchasing areas

In order to fulfil its public service missions, the University purchases various supplies, services and works.
It has more than a hundred so-called transversal contracts covering the most common needs, which are renewed regularly. They concern both general supplies and services (printing materials, periodicals, computer and audiovisual equipment, software, office supplies, etc.) and, for research, numerous scientific materials and consumables, laboratory products and gases, etc.

Publication of personal data

For purchases between €25,000 and €40,000 excluding VAT, the University is obliged to publish certain essential data: here they are for the year 2021.
For purchases over €40,000 excluding VAT, the essential data is published on the University's purchasing profile.