The web services of the KEINO Competence Centre are governed by The Act on the Provision of Digital Services, which requires that public sector must be accessible. The KEINO Competence Centre works to promote equality in its web services, to ensure that they are user-friendly and available for all

Innovative procurement means the procurement of a new or clearly improved product or service that is not yet being used widely. Innovative procurement may also involve a new method of implementing procurement or the related project, such as a construction project. A procurement agreement may include

KEINO change agents (KEINO-muutosagentti in Finnish) act as the local contact point for the competence centre, bringing KEINO's activities and support closer to public procurers locally. The work of KEINO change agents is funded by KEINO and their tasks are to: 1. provide information for the

Keino offers guidance and information on: Strategic management of public procuring Developing public procurement competence Cooperation and networking in public procurement

Why is a strategic approach to public procurement important? Public procurement has a significant leverage effect on the economy and in addressing social and environmental challenges. The European directives identify this strategic approach to public procurement. The effectiveness of public spend

Public procurement teaching in Finland is offered in some higher education institutions and universities, normally as part of business education. In addition, more tailored public procurement courses are organized by private actors such as companies and associations. Universities of Applied Sciences

Motiva brings to the Competence Centre in particular its expertise in sustainable procurement and procurement criteria, as well as experimentation and scaling. Motiva's role is to act as the coordinator of Keino and ultimately is responsible for the centre's services. Motiva is also responsible for

In 2017 In 2017, the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE carried out a survey to map the current state of sustainable public procurement in Finnish municipalities. Information was gathered using questionnaires, interviews, document analysis (strategies, guidelines, invitations to tender published in