Joint procurement

At the end of the year, Hansel had a total of 80 framework agreements and 12 dynamic purchasing systems (88 framework agreements and 4 dynamic purchasing systems in 2018). There were 478 contractual suppliers (403 in 2018).

Hansel’s largest joint procurement framework agreement was for IT consulting services, which reached a procurement value of €91 million (€67 million in 2018). The second largest framework agreement was for occupational healthcare services, which was worth €68 million (€62 million in 2018). The third largest was for data centre and capacity services, reaching a value of €52 million (€48 million in 2018).

Measured in euros, the main users of Hansel’s joint procurement framework agreements were the administrative branches of the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Education and Culture, and the Ministry of the Interior. Regional authority customers could not join the agreements that were launched before the merger, but they have been able to engage in joint procurement since 2 September 2019. A total of seven such joint procurement projects were started at the end of the year. Implementation of procurement based on these agreements will start in 2020.

To complement joint procurement, Hansel introduced for the entire public administration a small-scale acquisition service in 2019 for procurement remaining below the national threshold value. The first small-scale acquisition projects were for IT consulting, office furniture and iOS/MacOS hardware.

The Government’s electricity procurement is handled centrally through Hansel’s framework agreement and involves derivatives that hedge against changes in electricity prices, in accordance with the Government’s electricity hedging strategy. Hansel is responsible for the management of this portfolio and is the counterparty to the derivative agreements on behalf of its customers. For Hansel, electricity derivatives trading is a pass-through item, and all the related expenses and income are charged in full from the Hansel portfolio customers (see Note 5.3).

Tendering services

The total value of tendering services sales in 2019 was €1.7 million (€1.3 million in 2018). There were 189 chargeable tendering projects in 2019 (161 in 2018), with a total value of some €614 million. In addition to these, the net sales include sales of simplified tendering processes outsourced to Hansel, amounting to €170,000.

Procurement development services

The value of offered procurement development services was €345,000 (€338,000 in 2018). Most of the development assignments involved control and organisation of procurement, analyses of key indicators and current status, planning, contractual management, development of supplier cooperation and responsibility. The procurement development unit was also actively involved in the operations of the Competence Centre for Sustainable and Innovative Public Procurement (KEINO). In 2019, related income amounting to €189,000 was recorded in Hansel’s other operating expenses.