We are a European National Library. The institution holds more than 4 million volumes and subscribes to 26,000 periodicals and journals. In addition, we provide a collection of Open Access documents on the internet with free access to 60,000 articles and working papers. A further portal we run is for students and researchers to search among nine million datasets. We employ a staff of 250. We are currently also involved in a research alliance of 37 partners (institutes, university-affiliated, and independent research institutions) investigating the impact of Science 2.0 (the use of modern internet technologies in all stages of research).
We are a university which strives to develop interaction between research, education, collaboration and innovation that challenges boundaries. The procurement of ICT services is usually initiated by the head of IT with the support of the technical team (for the definition of the IT specs) and the procurers. They are responsible for the services that are purchased while the procurers are responsible for legal aspects. Usually larger purchases are carried out through an open bid. The bid is submitted to the procurers before its publication. The vendors usually have 40 days to respond. As a university, we comply with the computer laws. The vendor must have a Service Level Agreement that we can accept. Criteria used to evaluate tenders typically includes pricing and functionality requirements. Confidence in suppliers and regulations are also considered.
We are an intergovernmental organization with 21member states. Member states have special duties and privileges, contributing to the capital and operating costs of our programmes. Our mission is to enable international collaboration in scientific research. At present more than 11000 scientific users from research institutes all over the world are using our installations for their experiments. We purchase goods and services according to our procurement rules. Contracts or orders are awarded to suppliers or service providers following a selective procurement procedure.
We are an international organisation with 20 Member States dealing with large amounts of scientific data, developing satellite-based technologies and services, and promoting European industries. Our procurement process is designed to achieve the best possible trade-off between the objectives of technical excellence, economy and industrial policy as defined in our procurement regulations. It is also implemented so as to give tenderers the guarantee that the competitive procedure will
be conducted in complete fairness and that their offers will be evaluated with the greatest care and total impartiality. The implementation of the procurement procedure is a joint task of the technical team in initiating services and the procurement department. A major task of representatives of the procurement department is to ensure that the rules and procedures, established in order to achieve the objectives stated above, are strictly observed.
We are a project co-funded by the European Commission under the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP7) that aims to support public sector cloud use as collaborationbetween public authorities and industry. Supported by
stakeholders from the public sector, industry and standardisationbodies
We provide machine translation services in over twenty languages to our staff of over 2,500 and a much wider of public sector users. Our department is part of a translation service provider. organisation’s procurement process follows the general
principles of the European Union’s (EU) procurement rules: and equal treatment, consistency, integrity accountability.