Hansel in brief

We are a non-profit limited company, and act as a central purchasing body for central and local governments in Finland. Our purpose is to reduce public expenditure by increasing productivity in public procurement, as well as to drive and develop it. 

High-quality central procurement

Our purpose is to reduce public expenditure by increasing productivity in public procurement, as well as to drive and develop it.

We invite tenders for products and services, establish framework agreements based on the tendered items, and offer tender consultancy services to our customers.

We are a non-profit limited company, and act as a central purchasing body for central and local governments in Finland. We finance our operations through service fees, paid by our suppliers based on the value of purchases. Currently, the maximum service fee that can be charged is 1,5 % of the contract value.

The Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities is a shareholder in Hansel Ltd with a 35 % stake and the state’s ownership is 65 %. Our operations are governed by the Hansel Act, which lays down provisions on our duties and customers.

Key figures

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Who can become a Hansel customer?

We provide our customers with safe and easy procurement. We simplify the complex and we account for responsibility aspects in our framework agreements.

Our customers include:

  • Central government agencies and bodies
  • Local government agencies and bodies (municipal sector)
  • Unincorporated government enterprises
  • Off-budget funds
  • Universities
  • The Finnish Parliament, and units operating under the mandate and supervision of and associated to Parliament
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, the Orthodox Church of Finland and their congregations
     

Our services can also be accessed by certain bodies governed by public law and controlled by the Finnish government. The European Chemicals Agency can access Hansel's services.

Who can become a Hansel supplier?

We promote a functioning market and equal treatment of suppliers. We seek to offer as many companies the opportunity to become our supplier as possible.

All suppliers of goods and services are entitled to participate in the competitive tenders we carry out. We select the suppliers for our framework agreements based on the competitive tendering process.

Values

Our corporate culture is based on a set of values that inform everything we do. A set of shared and well internalised values is a good way to build a corporate culture and develop a working community. Our values are: “An appreciative and inspiring work community” and “A competent and responsible partner”