ESO, the European Southern Observatory, builds and operates a suite of the world's most advanced ground-based astronomical telescopes. ESO has an annual budget of 135M€ and is constructing the billion Euro ELT (Extremely Large Telescope) project.
ESO regularly procure elements in fields including:
ESO procures through competitive tenders, awarding contracts on a best value for money basis. Single source tenders are extremely rare, except for small value procurements.
ESO's Contracts and Procurement Department webpage provides detailed information on:
Notifications of imminent calls are circulated by the UK’s Industrial Liaison Officer for ESO. Please register here if you wish to receive these tender notifications. Small value procurements are processed internally by ESO, using their in-house supplier database. To ensure that your details are maintained on this database, please contact the UK ILO.
UK companies interested in doing business with ESO should contact the UK ILO:
UK Industrial Liaison Officer for ESO
Last updated: 19 August 2021