HELSINKI REGION ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES AUTHORITY

OVERVIEW

SPP IN THE HELSINKI REGION ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES AUTHORITY (HSY)

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. 


SPP HIGHLIGHTS

    • 94 per cent self-sufficient in its energy use
    • Increasing innovative public procurement procedures

      1.1m

      Population

      750

      Employees

      2014

      Date joined

      CONTACT

      Kristiina Bailey

      Procurement Manager

       

      WEBSITE

       

      More information? Email procurement@iclei.org  

      IN ACTION

      SPP POLICY AND STRATEGY

      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).


      SPP TARGETS FOR 2015 - 2017

      • The observation of energy efficiency in the procurement to expand to apply also to HSY’s service and equipment acquisitions.
      • Environmental responsibility in the procurement to be estimated and verified systematically. The key environmental responsibility indicators, goal levels and life cycle costs that can be verified in most procurement cases to be determined.

      ENCOURAGING INNOVATION

      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.

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      FURTHER INFORMATION

      For further information on the activities of Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority visit their website:

      Website

      Leaflet (English)

      or email procurement@iclei.org 

      PROJECTS AND INITIATIVES

      BALTIC SEA CHALLENGE

      Website

      ENERGY-EFFICIENCY AGREEMENT

      Website

      WATER PiPP

      Public innovation procurement in the water sector.

      Website