Overall responsibility of all procurement-related activities at EMBL's five sites across Europe lies with the main laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany – the outstations are independent in their daily activities.
The Purchase Office is responsible for all related aspects:
- preparing Invitations-To-Tender, Requests-For-Quotation, Contracts and Purchase Orders
- proactively identifying potential suppliers and contractors
- monitoring the industrial environment
- defining Best Practices.