News for Purchase & Procurement

Newsletter April 2024

Procurements During the Summer

Purchasing and public procurement may have longer lead times during the summer due to reduced staffing levels, especially during the industrial holidays (weeks 28-32). Our suppliers also take holidays during this period, which can affect planning.

We therefore recommend that you plan your purchases well in advance, preferably before June, to ensure that you receive your goods and services on time. You can already send a request for procurement support to to get help with your purchases.

Please bear in mind that you will need to be available during the procurement process to answer questions and provide input.

Information on KI's regular lead times can be found in the Staff Portal.

Reminder for Laboratory Gas Reference Group

We have previously advertised for people to be part of a reference group for the KI gas supply contract. The current suppliers are Linde Gas and Strandmöllen, and the contract (2-3097/2021) consists of 3 parts:

  • Gas for laboratory environments area 2-4
  • Laboratory gases area 3 and 4
  • Laboratory gas area 1 (tubes/cylinders)

We have now started the work and are looking for more people to contribute. If you are interested, please send an email to and the responsible procurement officer, Cara Johansson, will contact you. 

If you have already expressed interest but have not been contacted, please email Cara Johansson at your earliest convenience.

Reference Group Sought for Supply of Medicines

KI is looking for people to join a reference group for the procurement of the supply of medicines. The current contract (2-4299/2021) expires in January 2026.

If you are interested, please send an email to and the responsible procurement officer, Cara Johansson, will contact you.

Education in purchasing and procurement at KI

In English: 23 April 2024, at 9-12 (digital)

The last education opportunity this spring. In three hours, we go through basic information about purchasing and procurement. The training is suitable for those who want to get a better insight into why we must follow the Public Procurement Act (LOU) and how it works in practice at KI. Among other things, we go through practical tips, consequences in the event of mistakes and a few example cases. 

More information and registration you will find here.

New Framework Agreement for Protective Ventilation Inspections

Reference Number: 2-4499/2023

KI has entered into a framework agreement with Comfort-Control AB for the inspection of protective ventilation from 1 April 2024. 

The agreement covers annual and regular functional checks of ventilated workspaces, installation inspections for new equipment, airflow control in safety cabinets, and corrective actions.

Details on call-off procedures will be added to the contract catalog shortly.


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