Purchases and Inventories

5.8.0.1 General Terms and Conditions Applicable to the Contracts for Procurement of Goods and Services Awarded by the Domain of the EPF

General Terms and Conditions Applicable to the Contracts for Procurement of:

Awarded by the Domain of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology

1st September 2016  Elvis Fontaine

These general conditions apply to the EPF domain. They regulate the conclusion, content and execution of contracts for the purchase of goods and supply of services.

5.8.0.2 Loi fédérale du 16 décembre 1994 sur les marchés publics (LMP)

Loi fédérale sur les marchés publics (LMP) 16th December 1994 Elvis Fontaine

This act governs the tendering procedures concerning public markets for supplies, services and construction work and ensures their transparency. In addition, the act promotes competition between tenderers, encourages the economic use of public funds and guarantees the equal treatment of all tenderers.

5.8.0.3 Ordonnance du 11 décembre 1995 sur les marchés publics (OMP)

Ordonnance sur les marchés publics (OMP) 11 December 1995 Elvis Fontaine
This ordinance regulates tendering procedures concerning public markets in accordance with the law, other Confederation markets, project competition and competition concerning studies and execution.

5.8.1 Directive concerning purchases at EPFL

Directive concerning purchases at EPFL 1st June 2019 Etienne Marclay

This document defines the rules and procedures for EPFL purchases and inventory, and the tasks of the various persons involved in the purchase of goods or services on behalf of EPFL, regardless of their source of financing.

5.8.3 Procedure in the event of conflicts of interest concerning the acquisition of goods and services

Regulations concerning the procedure to be followed for the acquisition of goods and services in the event of possible conflicts of interest 15 April 2010, Status as at 1st January 2017 Andreas Mortensen

This directive explains the procedure to be followed when a laboratory needs to acquire equipment or other goods and services in a potential situation of conflict of interest:

• because the market concerns a spin-off;
• in the event of participation in the board of directors of the company concerned or consultancy;
• because employees have an interest in the company concerned.

It would be paradoxical and counterproductive to wish to exclude the possibility for a laboratory to acquire equipment, goods and services that are the result of its own work.

It is on the other hand essential to ensure that the legal framework outlined above be respected and that questions concerning possible conflicts of interest be settled.

5.9.1 Directive on Inventories

Directive on Inventories 1er juin 2019 Bertold Walther

This directive lays out the rules and procedures concerning EPFL inventories and the roles and responsibilities of the various actors involved in the management of equipment entered in the inventory (or requiring entry in the inventory). This directive is applicable to all EPFL employees.