Information to Suppliers
As a public service institution, NRK is subject to the Public Procurement Act of 16 July 1999. This article provides useful information about the Act, NRK's supply needs and invoicing.
Publisert 13.11.2007 14:51.
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As the country's largest media company, NRK is a major consumer of goods and services that are necessary for its operations. Like other companies and institutions in the same position, NRK also needs to run its operations as economically as possible. This is why it is in our interest that as many suppliers as possible are familiar with and compete for contracts with our organization.
The Public Procurement Act
All public procurement in excess of the threshold values must be announced electronically on Doffin – Norway's only official public procurement database.
You can find all of the contracts published by NRK, pursuant to the Act, on www.doffin.no/.
If you perform a search with the key word "NRK", you will see all of our contracts. On Doffin, suppliers can also subscribe to searches that match their supplier profile.
EEA threshold values for public procurement can be found on the Ministry of Government Administration and Reform's Web site and in the EU's TED database. For competition reasons, NRK may also public minor contracts on TED.
To search TED, first choose the language desired, then "Search for tenders". Then select the country "NO", and enter the key word "NRK" in the field for free text searches.
It is in NRK's interest that as many Tenderers as possible learn about our needs well before the Tender deadline. This will guarantee that interesting suppliers can deliver good products and services at competitive prices.
NRK currently conducts most of its procurement processes using Mercell Sourcing Service (MSS) as a tool for electronic management of the Tender process. This is a portal that shows most of the relevant procurement processes that the Act states must be made public, and where you can at the same time register your interest in participation in certain cases. There is an updated list on MSS.
This use of Mercell is free to Tenderers. You can also subscribe to a service that constantly monitors public databases in Norway and abroad, and a selection of other published Invitations to Tender, and sends e-mail notification. More information can be found on no.mercell.com.
The site also offers subscription to a service that constantly monitors public databases in Norway and abroad, and a selection of other published Invitations to Tender, and sends you information by e-mail. Like other corresponding services, Mercell can also notify you of requests for different types of equipment in the company's portfolio.
You can otherwise find more information about the requirements regarding suppliers to organizations subject to the Public Procurement Act on the Ministry of Government Administration and Reform's Web site.
If you have any further questions, contact the Procurement Department, which is responsible for contracts for goods and services, at tel. +47 23 04 81 44.
To secure effective invoice processing and prevent payment from being delayed, all suppliers must accurately enter references, in accordance with the list below.
NRK now processes all invoices electronically. All inbound invoices to NRK are scanned by the accounting office, before being sent electronically to the different departments for approval and disbursement.
The following requirements apply to all invoices to NRK:
1. The invoice must be numbered and dated.
2. The invoice must contain information about:
- The seller's name, address and company business registration number, and the letters MVA (VAT).
- The buyer's name and address.
- A clear description of the goods/services delivered.
- The quantity or scope of the deliverable.
- The price (before VAT + VAT amount).
- Delivery date and delivery place.
3. Invoices must be addressed to:
ØREG, RM 11
PB 8500, Majorstuen
Other questions about invoices can be directed to our accounting office, tel. +47 23 04 83 16.
The accounting office would also like to remind you that:
- When charging to NRK's accounts, only original documents are accepted.
- NRK's standard term of payment to suppliers is 30 days.
- Invoices can be sent to NRK electronically in PDF or TIFF format. E-mails can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be treated as paper invoices by the accounting office.