As the patent office for Europe, the EPO welcomes well-qualified and reliable suppliers for the provision of a variety of goods and services. As an integral part of our service, we would like to maintain successful business relationships with our suppliers in order to jointly provide our business areas with the best possible quality, reliability and value for money.
The introduction of our procurement portal for suppliers is a first step towards a joint digital purchasing process, offering an optimised communication, collaboration and co-operation between the EPO and our suppliers. You can create, maintain and update your address, company information and contact details. You can also view existing or amended contracts and finalise the contract process using DocuSign digital signatures (see "e-Signing contracts" for more information).
The procurement portal is free of charge for suppliers and can be accessed from the web browser with no need to download additional software.
Please note that, due to ongoing project developments, some screens shown in the procurement portal user guide and videos may differ slightly from what you see in the portal.
We look forward to working in collaboration with you.