Junior Public Procurement Officer

Introduction to the vacant position:

The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is looking for a Public procurement Officer to be incorporated in its Finance Unit

The Public Tender Officer will join the Procurement Area, within the Finance Department. He/she will be expected to run, manage, and control tender processes in accordance with Public Procurement Regulations. The successful candidate will instruct and assist internal users about the procedures to follow, and manage until execution the tendering process, and provide documents and information to external auditors, whenever applicable. He/she will draft tender documentation, contracts and will monitor contract renewals, under the supervision of the Legal&Procurement Coodinator.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

Its functions and responsibilities will consist of:

• Preparing the Tender Documents according to the Public Procurements Law and publication in the Contractor’s Profile and other official bulletins.

• Advising and collaborating with Research Group and Research management Units to prepare technical documentation.

• Carrying out the necessary administrative duties (including the Expert Committee).

• Storing and custody of documents related to tenders in a paper or electronic filing system.

Attention and information to bidding companies (national and international)

• Reporting to different administrations about the tenders

•Legal support to tasks related to transparency standards

Requirements for candidates:

• University degree in Law, Business Administration or equivalent.

  • Advanced user of Microsoft Office.

• Ideally at least two years experience in Public Procurements and Official Tenders in entities of the Public Sector.

• Knowledge and management of the Public Procurements Services Platform of the Catalan Government and the public register of contracts.

• Proficient level in Catalan and Spanish. Excellent English.

• Strong planning and organizational skills, communication, teamwork and proactivity.

• Knowledge of digital envelope 2.0 and telematics procedures of the Platform PSCP

Additional experience that will be also valuable:

  • Previous experience in one or more of the following:  
  • Mastery of administrative legislation on procurement (including the Law on Public Sector Contracts)
  • You have working experience in research institutes

We Offer:

  • Number of available positions: 1
  • Starting date: December 2023
  • Working conditions:
    • Full-time, fixed-term contract
    • Salary will be commensurate with previous experience.
    • Measures to reconcile work and family life (flexible schedule working hours, teleworking, 23 working days of paid holidays, 9 leave days for personal matters, among others)
  • IBEC ensures equality of access to professional development opportunities irrespective of employment status, length at IBEC or other factors. The IBEC’s yearly training catalogue offers a wide range of training in technical and transferable skills.  Mobility grants for first-stage researchers, as well as a Mentoring programme for Postdoctoral researchers are offered.
  • Stimulating, interdisciplinary research and a high-quality international scientific environment.

How to apply:

Until 15th November an online application form is available through IBEC dedicated site:  

Only those applications submitted before the deadline will be evaluated.

Reference: PPO_AG

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Principles of the selection process:

IBEC is committed to the principles of the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers of the European Commission and the Open, Transparent and Merit based Recruitment principles (OTM-R)

IBEC´s Commitment on equal opportunity:

Our strength and excellence as an international transdisciplinary Research Institute are based on diversity. Being an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to diversity and inclusion, so that we support employees irrespective of their gender, nationality, religion, disabilities, age, sexual identity or cultural and socioeconomic background.”

IBEC actively looks for female candidates for Senior positions (Postdoctoral and GL positions) ensuring that at least 40% of shortlisted applicants invited to interview have to be women with comparable level of CVs as the male candidates. At the end of the evaluation process, in case of equal merit, priority will be given to female candidates.

For candidates with children that come from outside Barcelona, we offer babysitting services during the interview, so you don’t have to worry about anything else than doing a good interview. Contact us if you are interested in this service.

IBEC, as a signatory of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), will consider, especially for early-stage investigators, much more the scientific content of research outputs, than publication metrics or the identity of the journal in which it were published.

Protection of personal data:

IBEC guarantees that candidates’ personal data are processed in accordance with the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Law 3/2018 on Data Protection.

Personal data will be processed solely for the purposes of the selection process.

Who we are?

The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, IBEC is an interdisciplinary research center focused on Bioengineering and Nanomedicine based in Barcelona. IBEC is one of the top research institutions named as a Severo Ochoa Research Centre by the Ministry of Science, Universities and Innovation, which recognizes excellence at the highest international level in terms of research, training, human resources, outreach and technology transfer.

IBEC’s mission is to develop international high-quality interdisciplinary research that, while creating knowledge, contributes to making a better quality of life, improving health and creating wealth. A close link with key universities, reference hospitals and corporations, are assets that facilitate achieving the mission.

IBEC was established in 2005 by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Autonomous Government of Catalonia), the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC).

IBEC is located within the Barcelona Science Park and is managing 3.800 square meters facilities, with an annual budget of 13 Mio€; 3.800 square meters of facilities; 21 research groups and a team of researchers and support services of 350 people from 30 different countries.