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

Current invitations

Current invitations to tender and other competitive procedures

Go to current invitations

Procurement forecast

Our rolling forecast for the next 12 months. 

Go to forecast

Archived tenders

Please find the link below to TED (Tenders Electronic Daily) where you can find the complete overview of all the EPO tenders (current and archived).

    TED: Tenders Electronic DailyMore info

    Getting started

    If you are considering becoming an EPO supplier, please read the following information: