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If you are already a supplier of IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) or would like to become one, this is the site space for you.

Here you will find information on purchases and on how to become one of ours suppliers.


The primary mission of the Purchases Department is to supply IFPEN research projects and entities with the resources, equipment and services they need, at the best quality, cost and lead time.

Our goals

  • full satisfaction of requirements,
  • supplier compliance with Social and Environmental Responsibility principles,
  • optimized costs,
  • optimized supplier mix (focus on partnership, sourcing).


Legal framework

IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) is a state-owned industrial and commercial establishment (EPIC in French).

IFPEN conducts its purchases in accordance with the public notice and tendering procedures laid down by Ruling No. 2005-649 of 6 June 2005 and Decree No. 2005-1742 of 30 December 2005, which transpose into French law the EU Directives 2004/17 and 2004/18 of 31 March 2004.


Tender procedures

IFPEN posts notices of its purchasing requirements with official bodies (OJUE – Official Journal of the European Union) and in certain trade press publications.


Our Charter  

  • Clear purchasing policy: supplier evaluation and selection criteria are predetermined and explicit.
  • Fair treatment of suppliers: IFPEN gives precedence to enterprises that are proactive and innovative, with a view to developing a technical partnership in a climate of trust.
  • Confidentiality: the duty of confidentiality concerns both technical and commercial aspects.
  • Information: IFPEN replies systematically to all firms whose tenders have not been selected.
  • Integrity and impartiality in its dealings with suppliers.
  • Guaranteed compliance with the negotiated terms of payment.


IFPEN applies a perfectly transparent selection process to choose the suppliers that seem best suited to achieving its stated objectives. Efficient purchasing and sound use of public money are guaranteed by a prior definition of needs, confined to what is strictly necessary, a call for tenders, compliance with official notice requirements, the confidentiality of the tender process, and the choice of the most cost-effective tender.

IFPEN requires its suppliers to systematically optimize the cost of their supply and their performance. Suppliers are involved in joint analysis and planning of the product or service beforehand, so have a greater hand in quality aspects and are encouraged to be creative. Suppliers should give IFPEN the benefit of their expertise and suggest alternative solutions aimed at lowering the overall cost, without compromising the quality of their supply/service.

IFPEN purchases are governed by the principles of sustainable development and the organization has high expectations of its partners' human resources policies.


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