Common ambition for public procurement
Finland’s first national public procurement strategy was launched at the Kuntamarkkinat municipal fair on 9 September 2020.
The strategy contains eight strategic ambitions and 25 targets concretising them. The strategy’s developmental points are strategic management and promotion of procurement competence. Knowledge management and evaluation of efficiency support strategic management.
Acquiring high quality products and services that are central for the development work so that each party is involved in the process and the markets are dynamic. Public procurement can also create innovations. By developing these elements, procurement can achieve economic, social, and ecological sustainability.
The implementation of the strategy will be launched with an initial implementation programme that contains 30 concrete actions. A thematic group structure has been designed for launching the strategy’s implementation. Hansel actively participates in all thematic groups’ activity, as well as implements the procurement strategy’s targets for joint procurement and its other services.
The strategy for national public procurement was devised in the Procurement Finland action plan, which involved a large group of experts. The Procurement Finland is used to promote the societal influence of the funds used for public procurement, as well as the sustainability of public finances. The programme was set by the Ministry of Finance and the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities. The national procurement strategy was issued as a government resolution.