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Employment conditions in public procurements

Helsinki has promoted the creation of new employment by applying employment conditions in the City’s procurements. The procurements can create new possibilities for those in a weak labour market position. The City has participated in two development projects promoting employment.

The ongoing Social Innovations and Employment through Public Procurement (SIEPP) development project is international, and the co-creation is based on peer learning for example in international workshops. The project is carried out in close collaboration with the Swedish partners: the National Agency for Public Procurement, the National Employment Services, the Swedish Transport Administration, and the municipalities of Stockholm, Gothenburg, Helsingborg, and Botkyrka.

The development project is funded by the European Social Fund as a part of the Programme for Sustainable Growth and Jobs 2014–2020. Its objective is to promote employment and labour mobility. A specific objective is the promotion of employment among the young and other groups that are in a weak position in the labour market. The project is realised between 1 November 2017 and 31 January 2020.

The previous Hankinnoista duunia (HANDU) project increased the use of criteria promoting employment in the City’s procurements. During the project, a new model of creating employment with the help of public procurements was developed and guidelines and support material on the subject were published. The use and implementation of different criteria were tested in practise in eight procurement pilots. The project was carried out between 1 May 2015 and 31 October 2017. 

For more information on the project visit the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) website.

More information: On the SIEPP project and employment conditions in the City’s public procurements:
Economic Development Division, Planning Officer Leena Linnamäki, leena.linnamaki(at), tel. +358 (0)40 149 5306

06.12.2019 14:47