Sustainability report

External working groups

Hansel’s expert representatives regularly take part in working groups whose objectives include developing national procurement activities, promoting responsibility, and improving data security in procurement.

Key working groups in which Hansel was involved in 2014

Working group Established by Objective
From procurement to payment (Hama) project State Treasury Driving forward the project for an electronic and automated From procurement to payment process
Central government procurement development project (Hanko) Ministry of Finance Developing central government procurement
Steering and co-operation teams of Senate Properties and Hansel Ministry of Finance To develop co-operation between Hansel and Senate Properties
Working group for secure ICT procurement Working group established by Hansel To support the planning and implementation of shared service and solution procurement within the framework of corporate government steering. Focus areas include ICT procurement and the special needs of the defence and security cluster. Convenes 2–3 times a year.
Procurement forum LOGY To influence the development of Finnish procurement expertise and promote the competitiveness of forum members.
Monitoring group for government electricity procurement Ministry of Finance To monitor government electricity procurement
State Procurement Advisory Board Ministry of Finance To promote interaction between government procurement units and oversee the fulfilment of the Government Procurement Strategy.
Ecolabelling Board Ministry of Employment and the Economy and Motiva Services Ltd To promote the use of the Nordic and European ecolabels – the Nordic Swan and the EU Flower – in Finland. Hansel’s participation in the Board ended in 2014.
Steering group of the Finnish National Public Procurement Policy for Wood-based Products Ministry of Employment and the Economy To steer policy work through a team of experts
Working group for electronic procurement Ministry of Finance To coordinate Finnish projects for electronic procurement.
Smart Procurement Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes) To improve market access for products and services developed by SMEs in particular, and to improve the productivity and effectiveness of public services
Working group for updating the Terms for Public IT Procurement Advisory Committee on Information Management in Public Administration (JUHTA) / JHS unit To update the General Terms of Public Procurement. The group’s activities ended in 2014.
JYSE development team Ministry of Finance To update the General Terms of Public Procurement. The group’s activities ended in 2014.
Steering group for sustainable procurement advice Motiva To promote sustainable procurement in society
VISO project Aalto University To create visualisations of procurement contracts. The project ended in November 2014.
Innovative Public Procurement Development Club VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland To promote innovative public procurement in society
Steering group for innovative public cleantech procurement Finnish Environment Institute The objective of the project is to promote innovative cleantech procurement in Finland. The steering group convenes a few times a year.
Steering group for the Act on Public Contracts reform Ministry of Employment and the Economy To prepare a comprehensive reform of public procurement legislation
Working group for the Act on Public Contracts reform Ministry of Employment and the Economy To prepare a comprehensive reform of public procurement legislation
Steering group for Valtori and Hansel Working group established by Hansel and Valtori To promote co-operation between Valtori and Hansel. Convenes approximately five times a year.
Steering group for the Finnish Government Shared Services Centre for Finance and HR (Palkeet) Working group established by Hansel and Palkeet Development and follow-up of co-operation between Palkeet and Hansel. Convenes a few times a year.
VAHTI: Technology unit Ministry of Finance To come up with the main aspects of information security, particularly with regard to public procurement.

In addition to its involvement in the working groups, Hansel makes expert statements on government procurement and its development.