The Tutkihankintoja.fi website, which was launched in September, allows citizens a simple way to view and analyse information on central government procurements. The website has now also been published in Swedish and English. The objective of the service is to increase transparency and to develop State procurements. At the same time, companies are provided valuable market data.
The Tutkihankintoja.fi website includes details on all central government procurements from the beginning of 2016, which amount in total to over 6 billion euros, and the information is updated weekly. The Government’s central purchasing body Hansel Ltd has carried out the implementation of the website and its language versions at the commission of the Ministry of Finance.
“Finland is a pioneer in ensuring the transparency of administration and the openness of administrative culture.Tutkihankintoja.fi has garnered a great deal of interest, and we are pleased that now the service can be viewed by more people than previously,” states Anssi Pihkala, CEO of Hansel.
In addition to the Tutkihankintoja.fi service, information on central government procurements is published on the opendata.fi website. This makes it possible from anyone to freely develop and utilise new services and applications based on the data.It is impossible, as of yet, to determine what benefits the Tutkihankintoja.fi website and access to data can give rise to, because there is no corresponding service elsewhere in the world to which it could be compared.
“The launch of the website’s new language versions will make it possible for an even larger group of developers to have access to the information. We hope that this will result in ideas on procurement development that we have not yet come up with”, Anssi Pihkala encourages.
The Ministry of Finance and Hansel are actively developing the Tutkihankintoja.fi service and its information content. The service is part of the Digitalisation of Government Procurement Programme incorporated in the Government’s Digitalised public services key projects.
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Tutkihankintoja.fi provides open access to information on the central government procurements to everyone nearly in real-time.The service is part of the Digitalisation of Government Procurement Programme incorporated in the Government’s Digitalised public services key projects. The objective is to increase the transparency of the administration and to develop State procurements. Great Apes Ltd is tasked with the technical implementation of the service.