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

Elia Group will buy some specific activities at Group level whilst other will remain local. Electrical equipment, IT and the special projects will be centrally managed with a Group perspective. Other purchases will still be bought locally (works, pruning, facility management…) but the Group will implement a strong exchange of experience between the local entities. 


Elia Group will purchase Electrical Equipment to a large extent at the same time for both entities.

Depending on the product, either Elia or 50 Hertz, the tender will be organized for the Group, in accordance with the respective legislation.

To find more details about the local tender process, you can have a look at our local website.

You can find specific information regarding the local purchases on the local Elia and 50Hertz websites together with the common Group purchases.

Since July 2021, a new version of the General Conditions of Purchase (GPC) and Specific Conditions of Purchase (SPC) apply for purchases of IT and electrical equipment (see table below).

These new conditions apply to all Elia Group entities concerning these types of purchases. To cover local specificities, we have also developed Specific Conditions of Purchase (SPC) which include some country-specific clauses. The GPC and SPC must be considered as a whole. 

For smaller purchases (PO value <€100k) we have developed a short version of terms and conditions. 

The Purchases linked to Services and Works are subject to the Purchasing conditions of 01.09.2015 until further notice. 

Please note that the terms and condition that are applicable for the main contract are applicable for all call-offs linked to this contract, even if other GPC + SPC were to be mentioned on the output PO. 

For any questions regarding these new General Conditions of Purchase, please contact your usual contact within the Purchasing Department.

General and Specific Conditions

  • IT
  • Electrical equipment
  • Short versions

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