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Hansel Ltd.

Hansel Ltd
Company nameHansel Ltd.
Company typeGovernment enterprise
IndustryPublic procurement
FoundedHelsinki, Finland (2003)
Area servedFinland
ProductsFramework agreements
Employees57 (2010)
ParentMinistry of Finance, Finland

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Hansel Ltd. is the central procurement unit of the Finnish Government. The objective of the operations of the company is to produce savings for the Finnish Government by putting framework agreements for goods and services out to tender. Hansel's tasks and roles are defined in the Public Procurement Act and the State Procurement Strategy.

In 2010, Hansel Ltd. made government procurement agreements to a value of EUR 553 million. Hansel Ltd’s customers consist of the ministries, their subordinate bureaus and other government agencies in Finland.

The public procurement that Hansel Ltd is involved in refers to the purchase of goods, services and construction work required from external suppliers by the state, municipalities, joint municipal authorities, state-owned enterprises and other procurement units defined under public procurement legislation.

The company is an expert organisation that employs 57 professionals from various fields and that emphasises responsibility in its operations. Hansel Ltd is a non-profit company that operates under the auspices of the Finnish Ministry of Finance.

Similar organisations can be found in most western European countries, for instance The Office of Government Commerce (OGC) in the United Kingdom, SKI - National Procurement Ltd. in Denmark and Consip in Italy.

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