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Procurement strategy

General procurement  principles

The ILL purchases equipment and services in compliance with its procurement rules.

ILL’s tendering procedures are selective. Its invitations to tender and its  price enquiry documents are designed to guarantee fair competition.

Contracts and orders will be awarded to the firm whose bid meets the technical, financial and delivery requirements and represents the best value for money.


Quality requirements

ILL complies with French nuclear regulations and applies specific purchasing rules for safety-related equipment or services.
These rules include quality specifications and controls. They require that the supplier possess good knowledge of quality systems such as the ISO Quality Assurance Standard 9001.


Mission & responsiibilities

The main mission of the Purchasing Service is to ensure that contract, services and purchase orders are compliants with the purchasing rules and to manage business with the suppliers.

Applicable law

French Regulation

For any onsite and civil engineering works, the foreign worker must follow french rules like:

- Electrical authorization

- French civil code


Nuclear regulation
Arrêté de sureté 2012 (in French)


Radiological authorization for onsite work
Arrêté du 27 novembre 2013 relatif aux entreprises intervenant au sein d'établissements exerçant des activités nucléaires et des entreprises de travail temporaire concernées par ces activités (in French)

Depending on the location criticity for the workers, the suppliers have to be certified by CEFRI or QUALIANOR.

Purchasing Rules

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Procurement statistics

Case studies


"Thanks to the experience achieved in 2010 with ILL in the IN16B chamber,  we are nowadays able to be in new challenging projects like the PANTHER Helium Vessel with high internal geometrical precision requirements or in the WASP Helium Chamber with high precision machinning."




Dimensions: 5,5 L x 3,7 W x 4 H / Vacuum: 1 x 10-3 mbar
Material: Aluminium AW-5083

Material: Aluminium AW-5083

Material: Aluminium AW-5083


"We are pleased to work with ILL as a valued customer and utilizing our expertise in power supplies to deliver a robust product that will serve ILL for many years of research."

Electrical power supplies for WASP precession coils and inner compensation coils.

Danfysik is proud to be the selected partner for the design and manufacturing of power supplies for the WASP main coils. Our well proven switch mode power supply Model 859 was chosen to be the best solution, since the precession coil required a massive 800A/500V 50ppm long term stability power supply, and the inner compensation coils required 480A/170V. 
The setup with installation and commissioning at ILL was valuable to certify the power supply is well received and fulfill the needs

Business Opportunities

Our upcoming e-procurement platform will be available in 2019.
Stay tuned!