Strategic procurement of the City of Turku provides goods and services needed for its residents and for the use of service sector within Cityconcern. Strategic procurement issues public tenders for all procurements for goods and services with a value exceeding the national threshold value and that are therefore subject to competitive tendering in accordance with the Procurement Act. The tendering process for construction projects is managed by Urban Environment Division and Real Estate Services Centre.
The City of Turku contributes to healthy competition in its procurement by informing about upcoming calls for tender in advance with a procurement calendar (in Finnish). All open calls for tender exceeding the national or European threshold values are published in HILMA public procurement journal (in Finnish or in Swedish). City of Turku uses electronic tendering through Tarjouspalvelu-supplier portal. Suppliers may there view calls for tender, send questions according to them, get the answers given to the questions, and submit tenders in electronic format. In the planning phase for a procurement, requests for information and market research using dialogue with suppliers are often utilized.