General Purchasing Conditions

General Purchasing Conditions of Safran Group


There are 3 types of GPC to be used as per the nature of the purchases that the Purchaser wishes to make:

  • The GPC "Intellectual Services" and the Additional Requirements to GPC applicable to the purchase of any services in the nature of studies, design, development (aeronautical, IT, consultancy services, etc.)
  • The GPC "Aeronautical Supplies" applicable to the purchase of aeronautical parts, services relating to aeronautical parts (machining, finishing, etc.) and tooling equipment linked to the development and/or manufacture of aeronautical parts.
  • The standard GPC applicable in all other cases


The above mentioned GPC shall be used each time the Purchaser is a French entity and primarily in all other cases.


Beware, the Purchaser and the Supplier (respectively each legal entity who issues and receives the purchase order) are not French entities and are from the same nationality, they shall refer to any of the other applicable GPC listed below whichever appropriate as per the governing law of the Purchaser‘s and Supplier's country:



  • GPC Standard - GB (for English law) and – for purchase orders issued by Messier-Dowty Limited (England).
  • GPC Aeronautical Supplies (For English law) and – for purchase orders issued by Messier-Dowty Limited (England).





  • GPC Standard - M (for Mexican law), - for purchase orders issued by Messier-Dowty Mexico C.V. (Mexico). In Spanish or In English.



  • GPC Standard - NY (for New York State's law), for purchase orders issued by Messier-Bugatti USA, L.L.C (New York State).
  • GPC Aeronautical Supplies - NY for New York State's law) and – for purchase orders issued by Messier-Bugatti USA, L.L.C (New York State).

Becoming a Messier-Bugatti-Dowty supplier

Non-production purchases

Indirect purchasing is managed by the shared service center Safran Purchasing. If your business concerns one of the following categories, please contact

  • Construction, infrastructure, facility management & energy
  • Communications Industrial & non-industrial consumables
  • Transportation, logistics and travel Information technology and telecommunications
  • Design and testing services
  • Human resources, training and consulting
  • Capital goods
  • Cutting tools
  • Special tooling

Purchasing policy

Safran's purchasing policy

Safran's purchasing policy Safran's purchasing policy is in line with our goal of excellence and competitiveness, and fully matches our industrial policy and corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy. Over and above our demand for top-flight quality and on-time delivery, our policy is based on long-term, balanced and mutually profitable relations with our suppliers.


Working together to boost performance

Whether large corporations or small businesses, suppliers are essential partners to Safran. We set ambitious objectives and expect them to commit to continuous improvement in competitiveness. In exchange, Safran deploys various tools and procedures to support our suppliers:

  • Responsible Supplier Code of Conduct, providing a framework for balanced, sustained relations
  • Joint action plans, enabling our suppliers to improve their performance day after day
  • SME correspondent/internal mediator, to maintain two-way communications.

Click here for further information about the Safran's suppliers relationship


Safran Purchasing: non-production purchases

Reporting directly to Corporate Purchasing, the Shared Services Center (SSC) "Safran Purchasing" handles non-production purchasing for all Safran companies. With some 250 buyers worldwide, it pools all indirect non-production purchases from 10,000 suppliers and handles a total annual order volume of €2.7 billion.


> See the Suppliers' portal on the Group website

Welcome to the suppliers' area


As a Safran group company, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty adopts the global purchasing policy of the Group.


Safran builds long-lasting, balanced relationships with our suppliers. They are selected according to demanding criteria in terms of performance, expertise and technological innovation. At the same time, we support them in a drive for shared growth, based on continuous improvement at all levels.

Online applications


Messier-Bugatti-Dowty offers to his suppliers several tools:

Click here to consult the Supply Chain information system Access for Suppliers


- Perfo[@]Suppliers is the web application that allows each supplier to view its delivery performance in real time through the ScoreCard: punctuality, quality, statistics and consolidation online.

Access the Perfo[@]Suppliers portal


- DK6000 is the central database for technical documentation, requirements, approvals and the list of qualified subcontractors network for all product divisions Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Landing gears, Systems and equipment, Wheels and brakes, EGTS, MRO).

Access the DK6000 portal


- a Concession template for Landing Gear Suppliers to register a non-compliance

Download the concession template for Toronto, Queretaro, Montreal Bidos and Velizy

Click here to consult the guide to using this template


Download the concession template for Gloucester only

Click here to consult the guide to using the Gloucester template


Getting access to the portals


Access to these different portals requires login and password.

Each supplier needs to identify an ADE (local administrator). ADE is the only one person who could manage the supplier staff accounts (access to DK6000, perfo[@]suppliers, changes, access closures, etc.) with Messier-Bugatti-Dowty.

  1. To get the link to the electronic form designating his local administrator, the supplier has to contact his buyer at Messier-Bugatti-Dowty to register his request.
  2. When he receives the e-mail with the specific link, the supplier must accept the Terms and Conditions then fill the details of the designated ADE.
  3. As soon as Messier-Bugatti-Dowty has validated the ADE, he can manage his accounts and requests for all the company staff via his portal.

Access the ADE portal (requires login and password)

The accounts are open to your request. The use or not of you accesses is tracked. The tools non-used subtract points to your annual scoring for each account, in the panel of Safran suppliers

For Website Assistance (do not use for registrations), contact our web portal support via the Contact section on the DK6000 portal. However, we thank you to use in advance the above answers present in the FAQ below.




Nota : It is impossible to see the Home Page with a computer running Windows XP with Internet Explorer 8.

If you are in this situation, you should upgrade the operating system of your PC to, at least Windows 7. If it's not possible quickly, you can use an alternate browser like Mozilla Firefox.

Every platform enables to submit a new password request.

Beware, you have the same identifying key between DK6000 and/or perfo@suppliers but the password could be different (for example if you have not taken the same one for both).

If the account is not uses after a long period, it will be locked. You have to request another password. If it doesn't work, contact the helpdesk.

After the creating of your access account, you have 15 days to activate it. After this time your count is locked. You will have to use the function "I forgot my Password" to release it.

The account is strictly personal. If you use the account of one of your colleague, we will not respond to a release request.

You must regularly change your password. Each platform automates this periodic change.

An access account is strictly personal and not transferable. Our Purchasing and Quality Teams do not make any name or email address change on an access account.

Your ADE have to request us for the modifications through his Portal Access.

It is the ADE's duty to warn us about departures, always through this specific software.

The most critical case is about this ADE changes:

  • The "leaving "ADE has to appoint a successor through this specific software
  • If this ADE left the company without indicating his successor, a new portal contract has to be signed and a new workflow of GCU is needed with the initial procedure of registration.


In application of the ITAR requirements or export control and to protect our knowledge, the diffusion is done by the platform DK6000. Contact our purchaser or our supplier quality service which will provide you the documents.

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty's American plant rolls out millionth carbon brake disk

Walton, Kentucky, USA, June 16, 2015 


The Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran) carbon brake production plant in Walton, Kentucky produced its one millionth carbon disk in early June.

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