Joint procurement

At the end of 2022, Hansel had 73 framework agreements, 47 dynamic purchasing systems and 26 small-scale procurement services (at the end of 2021, 77 framework agreements, 45 dynamic purchasing systems and 10 small-scale procurement services). There were 981 contractual suppliers at the end of the year (872 at the end of 2021).

Distribution services of Microsoft access rights were Hansel’s largest joint procurement entity in 2022: the procurements totalled €159 million (€109 million in 2021). IT consulting was the second largest at €106 million (€85 million in 2021) and electricity the third largest at €102 million (€56 million in 2021).

Measured in euros, the largest government customers were Government ICT Centre Valtori, the Finnish Defence Forces, and Senate Group. The largest municipal customers were the cities of Jyväskylä and Helsinki, as well as Istekki Oy. Of university customers, Aalto University, Tampere Universities and the University of Helsinki used Hansel’s contracts most.

Government 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 for in full from Hansel’s portfolio customers (see Note 5.2).

Tendering services

The total value of tendering services sales in 2022 was €2.4 million (€2.2 million in 2021). There were 204 chargeable tendering projects in 2022 (182 in 2021). Tendering services were provided especially for IT projects, device purchases and different types of services. In 2022, impact targets were set with customers in 69 tendering projects, and a final assessment of the impact was performed in 44 projects.

Procurement development services

The value of procurement development services was €397,000 (€402,000 in 2021). 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 unit was also actively involved in the operations of the Competence Centre for Sustainable and Innovative Public Procurement (KEINO). In 2022, related income amounting to €281,000 was recorded in Hansel’s other business profit (€304,000 in 2021).