To ensure a company has only one single data file in the Suppliers Database, GROUPE PSA uses the Dun & Bradstreet international database.
This organisation has implemented an international numbering system (Data Universal Numbering System, or D-U-N-S® Number) that identifies each entity of a company through an individual number, according to its location.
Once the D-U-N-S® Number has been assigned, it cannot be re-used for any other company.
The D-U-N-S® Number linked to your company will be required when initialising your company's data file (stage 2)
Legal information and other company identification data will also be required for presenting your company:
- your company's national registration number
- your company's tax registration number
- the copy of a document proving your company's legal existence. This document must include:
- the name of your company
- its registration number (national and/or tax)
- the address of its registered head office
Below are some examples of documents that are accepted:
- extract from the Trade Register
- extract from the Companies Register
- extract from tax registration document
- notarial act
Make sure you have these documents and information ready beforehand.
request a D-U-N-S® Number: please consult the dedicated section of the DNBwebsite. Start by selecting your country in the list provided at the top of the
website. You will then be automatically directed to the partner site
corresponding to your country.
At this stage, you will open a file in order to provide the GROUPE PSA Purchasing Department with all useful data to identify your company.
You must have your company's D-U-N-S® Number to complete this stage.
Your User Name will be your e-mail address. This will enable you to return to your file to modify or complete it (stage 3) before sending it to PSA (stage 4). You choose your own password for this phase.
When you have clicked on the "Next" link, your file will be activated and you will receive confirmation of your authentication parameters by e-mail, at the address indicated in the first screen.
When your company file has been initialised, it will remain accessible for
If it has not been completed and sent to the GROUPE PSA Purchasing Department within this deadline, it will be deleted from the Suppliers Database.
However, you may open a new file at a laterdate, if necessary.
You can start filling in your company information as soon as your file is initialised, or return to it at a later date.
This file may be the first contact you have had with the GROUPE PSA Purchasing Department. Do not hesitate to provide as much information as possible, enter all useful contacts and even attach a presentation of your company (sectors of activity, customers, geographic locations, key figures, and so on).
In each tab, the mandatory fields are marked with a small red asterisk.
Pay particular attention to the "Family" tab. This where you inform the GROUPE PSA Purchasing Department about the scope of your company's services (parts, supplies or other services). Selecting the right Purchasing Families from the list proposed is extremely important and will increase your chances of working with GROUPE PSA, since your file will be sent to the purchasing teams that manage these activities.
Pay careful attention to this phase, and only select the relevant families.
Is your file complete?
You can send it to the GROUPE PSA Purchasing Department.
You will receive confirmation by e-mail.
As of this time, you can no longer access your file and your user name and password are no longer active.
The purchasing teams responsible for the Purchasing Families you selected in stage 3 now have your file at their disposal and can contact you for further information, should they be interested in your company's products and services.
Your file has changed status in the GROUPE PSA Suppliers Database: your company file is listed among the "prospects" and the relevant purchasing teams can now confirm or reject your company's application for the purchasing perimeter they are responsible for.
Once your file has been sent, an automatic reminder will be sent to each purchasing team concerned after six months, if your application has not been followed up in the meantime.
CAUTION: Suppliers registered in the Suppliers Database are not systematically referenced. The purchasing teams have sole responsibility for managing the supplier panel, and hence the referencing of a new company. Each application is dealt with on a case by case basis by the purchasers, when an operational requirement arises.
If a purchasing sector decides to include your company in its panel, it will request your company be referenced, via an internal GROUPE PSA workflow.
A COFOR (supplier code) will be assigned to your company. This specific individual code will identify your company in all GROUPE PSA information systems.
The COFOR will be sent to you by the purchaser who requested the referencing of your company.
If none of the purchasing sectors concerned have shown any interest in your company within 8 months of the file being sent, you will be informed by e-mail.
Your company file will then be deleted from the GROUPE PSA Suppliers Database.