Purchasing at the University

Our purchasing policy

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

  • free access for businesses to public procurement contracts ;
  • equal treatment of candidates;
  • total transparency of purchasing procedures.

The University's purchasing policy also aims to improve purchasing performance, with the following objectives:

  • ensure better control of public funds by rationalizing and pooling needs;
  • promote the integration of people who are the furthest from employment or people with disabilities;
  • preserving the environment ;
  • help spread innovation;
  • give small and medium-sized businesses access to public procurement contracts.

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 enables companies to consult and respond to tenders issued by the University. The platform allows you to set up personalized alerts to be informed at regular intervals of the publication of public contracts according to the criteria entered when creating the alert.
  • a Journal d'Annonces Légales or BOAMP ;
  • the Official Journal of the European Union for formalized procedures.

Our purchasing areas

To fulfill its public service missions, the University purchases a wide range of supplies, services and works.
The University has over a hundred "transversal" contracts covering its most common needs, which are renewed regularly. They cover both general supplies and services (printing materials, periodicals, IT and audiovisual equipment, software, office supplies, etc.) and, for research, a wide range of scientific equipment 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 are published on the University's buyer profile.

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