Welcome to the Procurement page of the European Patent Office.
On this page suppliers can:
find out about our procurement procedures
access our current invitations to tender and other competitive procedures
view our rolling forecast for the next 12 months
read the supplier guidelines and FAQs
find out how to use our eProcurement tools
Important notice for suppliers
On 1 January 2022, the EPO Data Protection Guidelines (DPG) were replaced by the Implementing Rules for Articles 1b and 32a of the EPO Service Regulations (Data Protection Rules ‒ DPR). From 20 July 2023, the DPR provisions and requirements are applicable to all contracts currently in force and binding on all contractors and their staff, in accordance with point 7 of the Annex “Additional obligations” to the Non-Disclosure Agreement.
Procedures and forecast
If you are considering becoming an EPO supplier, please read the following information: