Amendments to the Act on a Limited Liability Company Called Hansel Oy and the Act on Public Procurement and Concession Contracts
Amendments to the Act on a Limited Liability Company Called Hansel Oy entered into force on 1 September 2020. Processing and analysis of procurement data, maintenance of the electronic procurement notice channel (Hilma), and international joint procurement were added to the act as Hansel’s duties.
Provisions on the access to information related to procurement data were also added to the Act on a Limited Liability Company Called Hansel Oy, according to which customers within the scope of the on-budget activities must surrender procurement data to Hansel. In practice, the information will be published in the tutkihankintoja.fi service and it will be used to provide agencies and departments with analysis data on their purchases. The act was also amended with provisions on data processing, protection, and disclosure.
Hilma (hankintailmoitukset.fi) is a procurement notice channel owned by the Ministry of Finance. The channel’s maintenance and development transferred to Hansel at the start of 2020. The amendment enforced this transition from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment to the Ministry of Finance, as well as the practical duties to Hansel.
Provisions on adhering to the general administrative acts and criminal liability for acts in office were also added to the act following the Parliament Commerce Committee’s and the Constitutional Law Committee’s readings.
The amendment proposal on the Act on Public Procurement and Concession Contracts before Parliament in December
The government proposal concerning amendments to the Act on Public Procurement and Concession Contracts was brought to the Parliament in December 2020. The law proposal suggests adding a provision on the extent of framework agreements to the act. The amendment would make framework agreement tendering and use at the time of agreement slightly more flexible than currently.