Supporting functionality of the market in many ways
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 the preparation of a joint procurement project.
Hansel carries out joint procurement tendering based on an extensive analysis of the customer requirements and the supplier 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.
Most of the agreements are divided
A dynamic purchasing system (DPS) is also an efficient means of implementing procurement in a manner that allows SMEs to participate in the tendering competitions taken within a DPS. In the case of a DPS, all tenderers that meet the requirements are selected, and all customers’ procurements are realised through minicompetitions. As suppliers of different sizes can be selected for the DPS, SMEs and companies operating only in specific regions also have the opportunity to be selected as suppliers.
The share of divided procurement agreements of Hansel’s joint procurement has increased: the share was 71% in 2019 (64% in 2018). In most cases, a DPS is divided into parts based on product or service groups (39%).
The share of joint procurement projects realised at DPSs was 22% in 2019, compared to approximately one per cent in 2018. The share of regionally divided framework agreements somewhat decreased to 10% (14% in 2018). Due to the new tendering system, the share of non-divided joint procurement agreements decreased to 29% (36% in 2018).