Purchasing and Materials Management

DESY, as a public service contracting authority, is bound by the VOB (Contracting Regulations for the Awarding of Construction Works), the VOF (Contracting Regulations for the Awarding of Professional Services), as well as the VOL (Contracting Regulation for the Awarding of Works or Services - With the Exception of Construction Work), when tendering orders.

Order assignment takes place via the Enterprise Resource Planning department, which is divided into Materials Management and Purchasing which includes Customs and Shipping.

Enterprise Resource Planning places approxiamately 20,000 orders annually with a total volume of approximately 50 million EURO. DESY in Zeuthen acts independently in its purchasing actives, but is however subject to the regulations of DESY in Hamburg.