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Launch of new catalogues at the CERN Stores

The CERN Stores have expanded their range of semiconductors, electronic components and fastening parts


The punch-out catalogues of the CERN Stores, which are managed by the SCE department, give access to thousands of items at negotiated prices.

The electronic catalogue platform integrated into the EDH/Supply Chain order page makes purchasing professional equipment quick, secure and simple.

Most items can be delivered within 48 hours and the platform enables users to access technical support, manage returns and benefit from a two-year warranty thanks to the conditions that have been negotiated.

The list of supplier catalogues is regularly expanded thanks to the work of the SCE-SSC group and the Purchasing service. The Material Request form can already be used to order Farnell, Radiospares, SFS, Lyreco, Distrilec, Art computer and Digikey products, covering most needs in electronics, computing equipment, tooling, fastening parts, stationery and various accessories.

In the coming weeks, two new suppliers will be added to CERN’s punch-out catalogues, increasing the range of products available through the Stores. The distributor Mouser Electronics will make its cutting-edge semiconductors and electronic components available, with highly competitive delivery times, and items produced by Groupe Bossard, an expert in fastening technology, will be added to the existing SFS catalogue (up to 200 items per order).

Product listing enables users to identify regularly ordered items by simply submitting a request using the dedicated form.

Thanks to standardisation work being carried out in parallel, technical standards can be defined for the materials, components and equipment regularly used at CERN. The list of items to be standardised is defined by technical experts, users and purchasing and logistics officials. The goal of this standardisation exercise is to improve, as far as possible, the compatibility, safety, continuity of supply and quality of the products ordered.

The launch of new punch-out catalogues is part of a global process on which the SCE department, the purchasing and finance services and all their partners are working every day.

To contact them, please use the following addresses:

  • Logistical and operational questions: supply-chain@cern.ch
  • Order modifications and cancellations: Procurement.punchout@cern.ch
  • Return of equipment: SNOW form
  • Order tracking: contact the supplier by email at the address indicated in the “Document Status” field of your order form.