Procurement in Energinet follow the rules and regulations of the EU Utilities Directive from the European Commission.
Energinet must adhere to the rules of the EU Utilities Directive. The EU Utilities Directive applies to purchases that exceed a threshold amount of approx. 3 million DKK for supply and service contracts, and approx. 38 million DKK for works contracts.
The most important EU principles for public procurements are as follows:
Equal Treatment - Energinet has an obligation to ensure that comparable situations are not treated differently and that different situations are not treated alike unless such treatment is objectively justified and proportionate.
Transparency - All information necessary for the conclusion of a public contract must be made available to all suitable (interested) economic operators in the EU
Proportionality - Requirements and specifications must be appropriate and necessary (OR not be disproportionate or excessive. OR go beyond what is necessary)
To learn more about the regulations Energinet must adhere to, please see the link box where links to the EU Utility Directive and a guide to the Danish tender law is placed.
Code of conduct for suppliers
Energinet’s Code of Conduct for Suppliers outlines Energinet’s expectations for our suppliers and business partners regarding sustainability and responsibility. The Code of Conduct is based om international standards and includes a systematic due diligence process for human and worker’s rights and risks of corruption and on the environment.