Division 7.3 - Central Purchasing

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The Division of Central Purchasing belongs to the Department of Finance within RWTH Aachen's Central University Administration.



Our employees ensure all procurement processes are smoothly completed. This includes scientific equipment, all conventional equipment, and everything required to cover the University's IT needs.

Conventional equipment (Section I) includes but is not limited to room furnishings, office equipment, and commodities. In IT (Section IV), purchasing ranges from IT equipment to high performance computers. To support research and teaching, Section II is concerned with services and deliveries pertaining to equipment. Section V is responsible for the awarding of contracts for standard and customized software and the commissioning of web portals.


The Profit is in the Purchase.

Jakob Fugger the Rich


Our Responsibilities

  1. Purchasing
  2. Contracts (with industry)
  3. Suppliers
  4. Conclusion of framework agreements
  5. Insurance
  6. Job postings
  7. Repair and maintenance of appliances
  8. Notice of defects & demands for compensation for damages
  9. Sale of dispensable items

Contract Awarding Procedure

Please check the “Our Team” table below for contact details if you need to get in touch with us. Allocation processes are conducted to fulfill any purchasing needs. Generally a “negotiated procedure” is used for contracts with a value of up to 25,000 euros net. We conduct a “restricted allocation” for contracts ranging from 25,000 and 100,000 euros net. Starting at 100,000 euros net up to the EU threshold (that is up to roughly 200,000 euros) we hold an “open or public call.” Contracts are awarded after a EU-wide allocation process for those beyond the EU threshold.

Furthermore, our team supervises the conclusion of framework contracts and accepts bids for open delivery contracts, the products of which RWTH members are able to access via the RWTH Kaufhaus.

RWTH staff members can view the current status of every individual order by view the purchasing status. This is only open to internal authorized individuals.



Our employees are responsible for the conclusion of contracts in the areas of licensing, lending, leasing, publishing, releasing, realtors, maintenance, insurance, and contracts for work agreements, which are not finalized with natural persons – in this event Department 9.0 is responsible – and licensing agreements.

Representatives of university institutions are not authorized to close contracts in the name of RWTH Aachen.


The professional purchasing team in our department serves as the first contact for suppliers.

RWTH Aachen University adheres to ecological and social standards when selecting its suppliers within the framework of the implementation of the GWB, VgV, and TVgG. It values knowing how products are manufactured and delivered. Aside from profitability, sustainability plays a great role in the purchasing of deliveries and services.

In the download section below RWTH Aachen University provides information relevant for contractors and which should be read and adhered to when providing deliveries and services.

Please make note of the information for suppliers.

Sale of Dispensable Items

All measures regarding asset management, particularly the divestment of assets, are supervised by Division 7.3.

Equipment that is considered dispensable for official use is listed on the Intranet. Division 7.3 offers items for sale both internally and externally, whereby offers for service use have priority. If items are no longer useable, the department grants approval for disposal. You can find out which items at any given time are dispensable from the list of dispensable items.



Name Contact
Michael Zündorf
Phone: +49 241 80-94201

stellv. Abteilungsleiterin und Leiterin Sachgebiet 4
Dipl.-Betriebsw. Petra Urlichs
Phone: +49 241 80-90515

E-Mail: Abteilung Zentraleinkauf
Melina OgiermannPhone: +49 241 80-94200

Sachgebiet 1: Beschaffung von konventioneller Ausstattung und Dienstleistungen
Druckaufträge/Merchandise-Artikel/Büromaterial/Auditprüfungen/weiße Ware/Weiterbildungen/Catering/GEMA/GEZ/ Veranstaltungsdienstleistungen/Drehstühle/Standardmöblierungen/Raumausstatt./Labormöbel/ Verkaufsverträge, auch EXIST/ Ausgabe rosa Auftragsscheine
komm. Leitung Sachgebiet 1
Simone Wawzik
Phone: +49 241 80-99014

Diana AfariPhone: +49 241 80-99000

Lars Böhmer B.Sc.Phone: +49 241 80-99898

Neele DrewsPhone: +49 241 80-92549

Laura JendrzejkoPhone: +49 241 80-99730

Eva Mennicken
Phone: +49 241 80-92146

Melina OgiermannPhone: +49 241 80-94200

Verkaufsverträge (auch EXIST)
Lilia Ostwald
Phone: +49 241 80-90511

Andrea ReichardtPhone: +49 241 80-94207

Corina TitzePhone: +49 241 80-99415

rosa Auftragsscheine
Christina Walden
Phone: +49 241 80-94396

Sachgebiet 2: Beschaffung von wissenschaftlicher Fachausstattung
komm. Leitung Sachgebiet 2: Michael Zündorf und Petra Urlichs (s.Abteilungsleitung)
Melanie AbbottPhone: +49 241 80-94205

Fabian BoltzPhone: +49 241 80-99054

Carolin FreterPhone: +49 241 80-94313

Bastian FreudePhone: +49 241 80-99897

Stefan GülpenPhone: +49 241 80-97789

Sandra KasperPhone: +49 241 80-99039

Nico KremersPhone: +49 241 80-98107

Helena Martin-SangüesaPhone: +49 241 80-99037

Mailin ScheulsPhone: +49 241 80-94307

Gema SodermannsPhone: +49 241 80-90522

Sachgebiet 3: Reiserahmenverträge, Stellenanzeigen und Rechnungsbearbeitung
Leiter Sachgebiet 3
Daniel Tembrink
Phone: +49 241 80-99038

eRechnungsbearbeitung, AirPlus-Belege
Franz-Josef Breuer
Phone: +49 241 80-99013

eRechnungsbearbeitung, Anzahlungsrechn., Gase
Sarah Etzold
Phone: +49 241 80-99042

eRechnungsbearbeitung, Stellenanzeigen, Gase, Literaturbeschaffung
Kathrin Kleine
Phone: +49 241 80-94208

eRechnungsbearbeitung, Spenden
Anja Krings
Phone: +49 241 80-90512

eRechnungsbearbeitung, Literaturbeschaffung, Stellenanzeigen
Fleur Schilonka
Phone: +49 241 80-90516

stellv. Sachgebietsleiterin, Anzahlungsrechnungen
Stefanie Wagenplatz
Phone: +49 241 80-99012

Sachgebiet 4: IT-Hardware
Petra Urlichs, Leiterin Sachgebiet 4 IT-Hardware (siehe Abteilungsleitung)
Sven LachPhone: +49 241 80-99001

Iris Nehl
Phone: +49 241 80-93515

Dipl.-Kff. Silvia Randerath
Phone: +49 241 80-94204

Mobilfunk, Smartphone, Handys
Jan Savvidis
Phone: +49 241 80-99992

Sachgebiet 5 Software und Webprojekte
Leiterin Sachgebiet 5
Katja Bäcker
Phone: +49 241 80-98106

Marc EsserPhone: +49 241 80-92782

Meike HagedornPhone: +49 241 80-92983

Annika KrausePhone: +49 241 80-90531

Sachbearbeiterin im Einkauf
Anna-Lena Leder
Phone: +49 241 80-94891

SAP-MM-Keyuser, Produkt-Klassifizierung
Frank Schlüper
Phone: +49 241 80-94206

Meike HagedornPhone: +49 241 80-92983

Yvonne Fischer
Jennifer Robinius
Other employees
Markus StammerPhone: +49 241 80-94200


External Links

  • RWTH Aachen University Library

    Closure of user contracts and license agreements for the acquisition of electronic media, such as magazines, databases, and e-books