Welcome to Procurement
Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is operated by Princeton University under contract
to the United States Department of Energy (USDOE). PPPL is the only USDOE laboratory fully dedicated
to the research and development of fusion as a safe and virtually
inexhaustible energy alternative.
PPPL is an autonomous
organization within the Princeton University structure. The Director of PPPL
reports to the University Dean for Research. PPPL regular staff members are
Princeton University employees, but the Laboratory community includes a
significant and dynamic mix of graduate students; visiting faculty and staff
from universities, DOE laboratories, and foreign research organizations;
subcontractor employees; and consultants.
The Procurement Division
is part of the PPPL Business Operations Office. PPPL Procurement is
functionally independent from the Princeton University Purchasing Office, but maintains a liaison with main
campus. The PPPL purchasing system is reviewed and approved by the USDOE in
accordance with the provision of Prime Contract No. DE-AC02-09CH11466.
The PPPL Procurement
Division purchases the goods and services needed to operate the Laboratory.
Our staff has a diversity of backgrounds and a wealth of experience
in the purchasing field. We promote excellence through continuous training
and membership in professional groups such as the National
Contract Management Association (NCMA) or the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). We encourage our staff to seek and maintain professional
certification through these organizations.