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Procurements in Swiss representations abroad

General Secretariat of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

Key facts

As part of the general Federal Administration, the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and all its Directorates are subject to the provisions of the Federal Act on Public Procurement. The Contracts, Procurement, Compliance Division of the General Secretariat FDFA (GS-FDFA) provides normative guidelines and aids to ensure that the purchase of services, goods and buildings by the various organisational units of the FDFA complies with the law. Between 2018 and 2021, procurements totalling CHF 657 million were made in the missions abroad. 90% (CHF 590 million) of this was attributable to the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).