The procurement activities are an essential element at ESA where the target is to redistribute 85% of its budget in the form of contracts awarded to industry.
For the year 2011 the procurement activities of ESA can be summarized as follows:
- 604 Invitations to Tender issued of which:
- 363 open competitions,
- 6 restricted tenders,
- 235 direct negotiations.
- 4582 contract actions initiated of which:
- 1494 new contracts,
- 51 riders,
- 353 work orders,
- 2684 contract change notices.
See below for the various “Topics” of 'How to do business with ESA'. These will guide newcomers in getting acquainted with procurement at ESA.