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Effectiveness and measurement – Can we procure strategic results?

Cities are the main organizations in practical implementation of the EU policy targets. How economic, environmental and social strategy targets can be implemented with procurement? How to integrate strategic procurement into general management? What are the processes and competences needed? How to measure and analyze the effectiveness or results of the procurement?

Welcome to Vantaa on May 29th to a seminar, where researchers and representatives from participating organizations will give answers to these questions and pose new ones. Come and discuss these topics!


  • 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
    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

Sign up for the seminar using this link.

Effectiveness and measurement -seminar
Tue 29th May 2018
The City Hall
Asematie 7, 01300 Vantaa, Tikkurila

For further information:
Kirsi Eskelinen, SIEPP, City of Vantaa, kirsi.eskelinen[at]
Salla Koivusalo, Sustainability advisor/Procurement Office, City of Vantaa, salla.koivusalo[at]

Activity of EU Urban Agenda Partnership Innovative and Responsible Procurement and European Social Fund Project Social innovations and employment through public procurement (SIEPP).
Seminar is arranged in co-operation with City of Vantaa, City of Helsinki and THL – National Institute for Health and Welfare.

Published: 22.3.2018 
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