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Invitations to tender

Learn more about current invitations to tender (ITTs) and notices published in the Official Journal of the European Union, or OJEU. (For Journal notices, please visit the OJEU website.)

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Log on to e@si

e@si is the new platform for SNCF buyers and suppliers, designed to simplify our information systems and improve our relationship with you. With e@si, you can:

  • learn about tender notices
  • respond to invitations to tender
  • work on line with the buyer for each invitation to tender

Find out how simple it is to log onto e@si—even if you haven’t yet become an SNCF supplier.

Everything you need to know to log onto e@si

Important

As we transition to the new platform through 2019, tender notices may be published on either e@si or sncf.com. Please be sure to check both of them.

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Getting started with e@si

Respond to an invitation to tender

To help us forge a successful working relationship with you—and to make it easier to respond to our tender notices—please review our best practices and the general terms and conditions for online invitations to tender

Dématérialisation des achats consultations : Conditions générales de consultation

Contract documents

Published on 4 January 2019 at 16:26

Best practices

Accept or decline the invitation

Review the terms of your e-mailed invitation to tender, and then use the e@si portal to accept or decline. This lets the buyer know that you are aware of the invitation to tender, but there’s no obligation for you to submit an offer.

Keep documents within 15 MB

The maximum recommended size for any attached document is 15 MB. To be sure that your document is uploaded to our platform within five minutes, please keep your attachments within this limit. Consider submitting documents in zipped or PDF format, or any other strategy for making files smaller.

Save each document

Save each document as you upload it to avoid having to resubmit them all if you lose your connection.

Don’t wait until the last minute

Please don’t submit your offer in the hour before the invitation to tender expires—and don’t underestimate the amount of time it will take to submit the documents. Please allow enough time to contact our support team if you need help.

Watch for your confirmation email

Be sure that you’ve received an email confirming your offer and listing all of the attachments.

Get help

Got a problem? Don’t hesitate to ask for help.

Contact our support team

If you run into trouble, please contact our support team by phone or by e-mail, Monday through Friday 08.00-12.00 and 13.00-17.00.

How to find our tender notices

Our previous platform (sncf.com) will be active through early 2019, so be sure to check both sncf.com and e@si to be sure that you’re aware of all our tender notices.

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How it works

Principles of public procurement

We comply with all public procurement guidelines. At the link below, you can review the core principles behind these guidelines, learn more about accessing tender notices and get an overview of applicable law.

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Terms of procurement

Our procurement procedures encourage competition and comply with applicable law. View our terms of procurement.

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Contract documents

Below you’ll find all of the contract documents we regularly use with our suppliers. All are subject to our terms and conditions of use.

Dématérialisation des achats consultations : Conditions générales de consultation

Contract documents

Published on 4 January 2019 at 16:26

GTC1 — Terms and conditions for contracts signed with the three EPICs that make up the Public Rail Group (GPF): SNCF Group, SNCF Mobilités and SNCF Réseau

Download our General Terms & Conditions

Quality standards for SNCF procurement

List of approved laboratories for ratings I and F (available on the Certifer website)

Download our quality specifications

Rolling stock

Download the documents

Miscellaneous procurement documents

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Paperless procurement: The bidding process

Download the documents

Paperless procurement: invitations to tender

Download the documents

Paperless procurement: orders

Download the documents

Paperless procurement: invoicing

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1 The provisions of the General Terms and Conditions (GTCs) and the General Conditions of Tender (GCT) apply only to contracts that refer to them expressly. Contracts may also provide for exceptions to certain provisions: these exceptions must be included in the contract documents in the form of a list showing the sections of the General Terms and Conditions and the General Conditions of Tender that do not apply.

The general intent of the contract documents is to create an effective, trust-based relationship between the Public Rail Group (GPF) and the contract recipient(s) that will enable them to work together successfully and achieve the GPF’s customer service goals.

Please note that a new version of the GTCs for Supplies, Works and Services (dated 1 July 2016) is available below. The new version contains updated sections referring to the GPF as well as amended wording on promoting a balanced relationship between the GPF and its suppliers (GTC for Works, Section 82.1; GTC for Services, Section 8.2; and GTC for Supplies, Section 9.2).