Partnership Seminar in Vantaa, Finland


We invite representatives of partnership members to participate to seminar at 29th May, and furthermore members of working group 1 Public Management & Governance; Building Strategic Procurement to join us for the study visit day at the Vantaa City.

What? The Partnership on Public procurement aims to push forward the development and implementation of an ambitious procurement strategy as an integrated and supportive management tool for governance. Using Public Procurement and the Procurement of Innovation as a strategic management tool, cities can increase significantly the positive impact on their social and environmental objectives.

Why? When procurement strategies are well aligned in an overall management strategy, procurement has the potential to contribute as a catalyst at all levels of the multi-level governance in the EU Urban Agenda.

Who? The Partnership on Public procurement brings together urban authorities (Haarlem, Gabrovo, Larvik, Nantes, Preston, Vantaa), a Member State (Italy), observers and associations (CEMR, EUROCITIES, URBACT) and the European Commission (DG REGIO and DG GROW).

How? A number of Working groups (three in total) have been established in order to better structure the Partnership’s work. Each working group will conduct research, analysis and will prepare solutions that can be transposed into draft Actions for the Action Plan. Indeed, the Partnership will identify and develop actions that can be taken up at local, national and EU level.   


Vantaa Procurement Center

Tiina Ekholm

Procurement Director 


Seminar: Effectiveness and measurement – Can we procure strategic results?

Vantaa City Hall - 29.5.2018

12:00 Welcome words and aim of the seminar
Timo Saari, Director of Employment Services, City of Vantaa
12:10 Strategic Procurement in City of Vantaa
Tiina Ekholm, Procurement Director & Salla Koivusalo, Sustainability Advisor, Procurement Office, City of Vantaa

12:45 Globally Sustainable Purchasing Strategy in City of Nantes
Nantes Métropole and the City of Nantes

13:20 Employment through Procurement – The Swedish Transport Administration results and lessons learned
Roger Rang, Purchases strategist at the Swedish Transport Administration

13:50 Coffee break

14:25 Measuring Results – Employment through Procurement
Mikko Kesä, Independent Researcher and Expert, Mikko Kesä Ltd

15:20 Practical methods to measure and analyze the effectiveness of Procurement
Ville Valovirta, Senior Scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

16:00 Wrap-up and end words


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Poslal Peter KOMINKA Sob, 21/04/2018 - 18:51

William,Communication team.
Thanks for invite Vantaa,Finland,however I cant participate.I d mail prior to Roger Rang,purchase strategist at Swedish Transport Administration.Can you reach? Thank you!

Poslal Peter KOMINKA Čet, 26/04/2018 - 22:04

Communication team,
thanks for the few advise on my topic :
Public procurement & Concession. A city fair or university course on this matter can help but I rather mean a working platform like Mills&Reeve LLP. ( They provide concession contract examples.I look for EU similar page.