Archives of Working Group on the Review of the CERN Purchasing Policy Procedures, RWGPPP

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Reference code(s)



Archives of Working Group on the Review of the CERN Purchasing Policy Procedures, RWGPPP


October 1996 - October 1997

Level of description


Extent of the unit of description

1 box; 33 Items; 0,20 linear metre

Context [Top]

Name of creator

CERN Finance Committee

Administrative history

Working Group created by a resolution of the Finance Committee in 1996 to examine the application of the CERN purchasing policy procedures.

The Working group consisted of delegates from most Member States, some accompanied by experts, and representatives of the Management. The Working group held six meetings, all at CERN.

Its mandate conerned the general purchasing policy of the Organization as stated in 1993 and included in the financial rules :

  • Ensure that bids fulfil all the necessary technical
  • Financial and delivery requirements
  • Keep overall costs for CERN as low as possible
  • Achieve well balanced industrial return coefficients for all Member States

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received from the Council Secretariat

Content & Structure [Top]

Scope and content

The items in this collection were created for and from the meetings of the RWGPPP. The usual documents are lists of participants, agenda, minutes, progress reports, and draft of all these documents.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information

Nothing was destroyed.


No further accruals are expected.

System of arrangement

The original order (numerical and chronological) has been preserved.

Conditions of access and use [Top]

Conditions governing access

See file level description and the CERN operational circular No 3: rules applicable to archival material and archiving at CERN. In general, records on any subject that are over 30 years old, and all records of a purely scientific nature, may be consulted.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright is retained by CERN, no reproduction without permission.

Language / scripts of material

Most of the material is written in eNGLISH.

Finding aids

Listed to file level in the CERN Archives Database.

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Archivist's note

Description prepared by Sandrine Reyes

Date(s) of description

Geneva, the 25th May 2001, Revised 2007.