Purchasing activities: Brussels & Berlin

The purchasing activities of Elia and 50Hertz have been integrated into the Elia Group umbrella from the 1st of March 2019 onwards.

Create additional value for the entities

The ambition of the new purchasing Group structure is to create additional value for the respective entities belonging to the Group together with a bigger impact on the whole organization. 

Elia Group will achieve this ambition, amongst other, by:

  • having a broader and deeper market and product related knowledge;
  • by speaking with one voice towards the suppliers;
  • by leveraging on the respective expertise.

Elia Group pursues a long-term partnership with its suppliers where not only the price, but also the quality and the safety of the goods and services delivered will play a central role.

Purchasing at Group and local level

Purchasing conditions

Below you can find our purchasing conditions. Elia Group will buy some specific activities at Group level, whilst others will remain local. Which purchasing conditions apply for you as a supplier, is determined by contractual agreement. This page simply serves the aim of acquainting you with an overview of our purchasing conditions.

For any questions regarding our purchasing conditions, please get in touch with your usual contact within the Purchasing Department.

As of March 2022, the new versions of the General Purchasing Conditions (GPC) and Specific Purchasing Conditions (SPC) apply for purchases of IT, Electrical Equipment, Services, and Works (see table below). These are centrally managed with a group perspective.


Which Purchasing Conditions apply for you as a Supplier, is determined by contractual agreement. Generally, different purchasing conditions apply according to the following criteria:

  • Sourcing category
    The type of supplies, services or works delivered
  • Value of the purchase
    If the contract/PO's value remains below €100K, Elia Group reserves its right to apply short version of General Purchasing Conditions (GPC) and Specific Purchasing Conditions (SPC).
  • Date of your contract/PO
    Depending on your contract/PO, the current or one of theolder versions of terms & conditions applies. Please note that the terms and conditions that are applicable for the main contract are applicable for allcall-offs linked to this contract.

Sourcing categories IT, Works, Electrical Equipment, and Services

For purchases from each of the sourcing categories, IT, Works, and Electrical Equipment (PO value ≥ €100k), we have developed tailored versions of the purchasing conditions. For smaller purchases (PO value < €100k) from these sourcing categories, we have developed a Short version of our purchasing conditions.

Depending on the type of purchases ordered by the Services department, the buyer may choose whether purchasing conditions (and if so, which set) shall apply or a stand-alone contract is to be concluded.

Electrical Equipment EN* NL FR DE
Works EN* NL FR DE
Short version EN NL* FR* DE*

My contract is governed by:
  • Belgian law
  • German law
Electrical Equipment EN* NL FR
Works EN* NL FR
Short version EN NL* FR*

Electrical Equipment EN* DE
Works EN* DE
Short version EN DE*

Clauses in [square brackets] indicate provisions that expressly relate to installation services. Whether such services are part of the contract/PO in the individual case is determined by the respective contractual agreement.

* Unless indicated otherwise, this language version prevails in case of discrepancies between the language versions. For the Short version, the prevailing national language version is indicated on the PO/Contract. See clause 1 of the relevant GPC.

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