The European XFEL GmbH is a public-equivalent body and is therefore subject to special legal regulations concerning the award of contracts and placement of purchase orders.

This includes, for example, the VgV and UVgO (“Vergabeverordnung” and “Unterschwellenvergabeverordnung“, regulations on contract awards for public supplies and services), VOB ("Vergabe- und Vertragsordnung für Bauleistungen“, regulations for civil construction contracts) and the GWB (“Gesetz gegen Wettbewerbsbeschränkungen”, regulations to avoid restraints of competition) as well as other conditions and requirements.

The award of contracts and placement of purchase orders fall under the responsibility of the Procurement Group and the contract volume is more than 40 million EUR per year.

European-wide calls for tender by the European XFEL GmbH are also published in the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union TED (Tenders Electronic Daily).

Please see the links above for information regarding calls for tender and regulations.


European XFEL GmbH

European XFEL GmbH

Procurement Group
Fax +49-40-8998-1905

European XFEL GmbH
Holzkoppel 4
22869 Schenefeld