The objective of the Purchasing Department is to facilitate CNR’s development in three strategic directions:
Our purchasing policy is structured around 5 principles:
APACHE is CNR’s purchasing platform. It is used for referencing and evaluating suppliers, issuing calls for tenders, issuing orders, etc. Any company that wishes to participate in a call for tenders issued by CNR must enrol on APACHE beforehand. An account is assigned to each supplier and service provider in which they must fill-in information about their company: address, administrative and financial data, etc. They receive invitations to participate in tender procedures via the portal. Thus the entire tender procedure is performed on APACHE: the dispatch of the tender specifications, the submission of tenders, demands for clarification, updates of offers, negotiation, acceptance/refusal.
Regarding contracts for works, supplies and services, CNR and its subsidiaries are subject to European Directive no. 2004/17/CE relating to special sectors. The large contracts established by CNR exceeding the thresholds set by European regulations must be published beforehand in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU)
For its non recurrent purchases, CNR publishes a “Procurement Notice” that must be answered by candidates that wish to make an offer. If they meet the criteria, they are selected to participate in the call for tenders.
For its recurrent purchases, CNR publishes a “Request forQualification” that candidates must answer. CNR then evaluates these companies on the basis of a set of technical, financial, QHSE, logistic and legal criteria, etc.
The European qualification systems (in Excel spreadsheet form):
All companies can asked to be referenced as suppliers of CNR outside the Procurement notice and Qualification procedures. They simply have to contact the Purchasing Department and meet the persons competent in the activity concerned (technical and purchasing).
To contact the Purchasing Department, request an application form on the APACHE purchasing portal.