International cooperation helps improve public procurement

A Hansel representative is involved in the European Network of Central Purchasing Bodies. Meeting twice a year, the group cooperates with the European Commission in the preparation of legislation to guide procurement. The network will meet in Finland in June 2018, and preparations for the meeting began in 2017.

Hansel has also been actively involved in the Multi-Stakeholders Expert Group on eProcurement. In 2017, EXEP published the following reports: Contract Registers, Electronic Catalogues, and Certification of e-Tendering Platforms.

Experiences were shared in 2017 with SKI from Denmark, BBG from Austria, Consip from Italy, and SKL Kommentus from Sweden. With SKL Kommentus, cooperation became closer, focusing especially on management and measurement related to social responsibility.

Hansel’s operations and its electronic procurement practices were introduced to a number of international visitors in the course of the year.