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Procurement Transformation at LANL

Procurement at LANL is moving toward a digital future — with new systems and streamlined processes to provide enhanced supplier collaboration.


The Laboratory has embarked on a major procurement transformation. As part of this, we are focused on changing the way we do business and ensuring our suppliers have the resources needed to be successful at LANL. We want to enhance relationships with our suppliers, attract and qualify new suppliers and develop and mentor suppliers.  To support these big goals, we are modernizing and streamlining our procurement processes and tools.

Procurement Transformation at LANL – An Introduction Video for Suppliers

What’s Changing?

We are transitioning to new e-commerce based systems to provide a more efficient and simplified transaction experience.

Introducing SAP Ariba®, SAP Fieldglass®, and CertFocus®

The implementation of SAP Ariba, SAP Fieldglass and CertFocus are elements of a broader Procurement Transformation at LANL. Virtually all procurement tasks will soon be paperless. Certain documents suppliers currently receive from and submit to LANL will be digitized within Ariba, Fieldglass and CertFocus. Our interactions with each other will be simpler and more standardized. The status of opportunities, qualifications, solicitations, subcontracts, purchase orders and invoices will be available to suppliers online 24/7/365.

Our Commitment

We are committed to supporting suppliers during this transition period. We believe these improvements will strengthen our business relationship with all suppliers and allow for more robust collaboration and purchasing capabilities. We look forward to welcoming suppliers as an important partner on our journey! 

Implementation Timeline

We are rolling out the new systems in a phased approach beginning in December 2020, and continuing into calendar year 2021. We need every supplier to support this transformational effort and be ready for “Go-Live.”  Announcements will be sent to suppliers prior to "Go-Live" in the systems.



Note: SAP Ariba® and SAP Fieldglass® are the trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP SE or its affiliates in Germany and in several other countries. CertFocus® is the registered trademark of Vertikal, Inc.