HSY is a municipal body, which produces waste management and water services, as well as providing information on the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and environment. The member cities of HSY are Espoo, Helsinki, Kauniainen and Vantaa in Southern Finland.
The principles of sustainable development, innovativeness, material and energy-efficiency, environmental impacts and the customer’s precautionary needs are taken into consideration in the different procurement phases.
Procurement supports HSY’s strategy where financial factors, material- and energy-efficiency, environmental responsibility and innovativeness form a balance. The Act on Public Contracts is applied to HSY’s acquisitions.
The principles of sustainable development, innovativeness, material- and energy-efficiency, environmental impacts and the customer’s precautionary needs are taken into consideration in the different procurement phases (item specification – determining tenderers’ suitability instructions – evaluation criteria of the tenders – cooperation during the contract period).
HSY plans to implement its investments increasingly through innovative public procurement procedures, for example through its pilot in Water PiPP (Water Public Innovation Procurement Policies) project. HSY is also part of the strategic project Resource Wise Helsinki Region, supporting the development of material recycling by networking with companies and launching pilots with them.
For SMEs especially, HSY is considered an important reference that could boost their entrance to domestic and international markets. As a public actor HSY can provide companies with innovation and development platforms, located in real operational environments. Companies can then pilot their technologies on the platforms and successful pilot co-operation can result in purchases later.