BSBF2021 Procurement Handbook

When getting started as a supplier to the Big Science market a number of steps can be taken to initiate contact with Big Science organisations, monitor calls for tenders and establish collaborative platforms for bidding. The BSBF2021 Procurement Handbook provides an easy-to-read introduction to Big Science Organisations and their procurement procedures.

Each co-organising Big Science Organisation (CERN, EMBL, ESA, ESO, ESRF, ESS, European XFEL, FAIR, ILL, F4E, SKAO), presents different aspects like procurement rules and regulations, technical and financial requirements, etc., such as: Total procurement budget in the period 2020-2024, Market survey strategy and industrial policy, Industrial database, Procurement portal, Procurement modalities, Procurement process, Funding modalities, Elegibility criteria, Evaluation criteria, IPR policy and rules, Role of Industry Liaison Officers (ILOs), SME Involvement, Technology Transfer Iniciatives.

You can download the BSBF2021 Procurement Handbook here.


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