We support healthy competition

In accordance with the principles of the Act on Public Procurement and Concession Contracts, public procurement must be realised in accordance with the existing competitive conditions.  The goals are retaining competition on the market and using public procurement to promote the creation of a more attractive and functional market. Due to the significant financial value and broad scope of joint procurement, special attention must be paid to the impact of the procurement on the market during their preparation.

At Hansel, we carry out joint procurement tendering based on an extensive analysis of the customer requirements and the market. A joint procurement project can be divided into parts by arranging separate tendering processes for different regions, product groups, service groups or competence areas so that companies of different sizes can participate. The dynamic purchasing system is an efficient way to procure so that SMEs and regional companies have an opportunity to become contractual suppliers as well. All tenderers that meet the applicability requirements are selected as suppliers in the dynamic purchasing system. The supplier selection of a customer using the joint procurement is determined through mini-competitions.

In 2020, the share of SMEs in Hansel’s contractual suppliers was 46% (47% in 2019).

“All tenderers that meet the applicability requirements are selected as suppliers in the dynamic purchasing system.”

The share of divided procurement agreements of Hansel’s joint procurement has increased: the share was 86% in 2020 (71% in 2019). In most cases, joint procurement projects are divided into parts based on product or service groups (38%).

The share of joint procurement projects realised as DPSs of the utilisation of joint procurement agreements was 23% in 2020 (22% in 2019). Customer group-specifically divided joint procurement projects counted for 22% in 2020. The share of regionally divided framework agreements decreased to three per cent (10% in 2019). Due to new tendering, the share of non-divided joint procurement agreements decreased to 14% in 2020 (29% in 2019).

The tendering of small-scale purchases also supports the functionality of markets and transparency of small-scale purchases. The supply of small-scale purchases increases in Hansel’s service portfolio. In 2021, there will be almost 20 small-scale procurement services produced for customers.