Posti starts again its sourcing procedure on the five-day delivery of universal service letters in areas not covered by early-morning newspaper delivery. Interested companies can sign up for the competitive tendering from March 10, 2021 onwards.
According the Finnish Postal Act Posti has to put out to tender the five-day delivery of universal service letters—i.e. letters and postcards equipped with a stamp or other cash payment method—in areas not covered by newspaper early-morning delivery that has been agreed upon commercially.
The tendering was arranged first time in 2018. The tendered areas of universal service letters delivery are based on decision of the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom. The number of tendered areas is 1,097.
The sourcing will not affect the basic delivery of newspapers in sparsely populated areas. Newspaper delivery will continue according to existing contracts.
Postikilpailutus.fi -website is opened on March 10, 2021
Companies willing to participate in the tendering are requested to register between March 10 and March 22, 2021, using the registration link on Posti’s website postikilpailutus.fi.
The Postikilpailutus.fi website contains information on the implementation of the competition, the tendering areas, and special requirements. Companies wishing to participate in the competition will be asked to register using an electronic form filled in with the company and contact person's name, business ID and e-mail address.
As last year, the tender will be held electronically in the Posti's Sourcing Portal during March 23 and April 15, 2021. The bidding company will select the bidding area or areas and will leave a binding bid in the Sourcing Portal by marking the bid price it offers. The competitive tendering process will be carried out in accordance with the Public Procurement Act for Special Sectors.
All bidders are treated in a uniform manner and the choice is made objectively in accordance with the criteria stated in the Posti´s Sourcing Portal.
The basic criteria for the tender are, for example, that the company must be registered to the Posti´s Sourcing Portal, company commits itself to complying with the ethical guidelines for Posti's suppliers and it is ready to be a Reliable Partner (Luotettava Kumppani) under Vastuugroup.fi (previously Tilaajavastuu.fi).
At the end of the tendering procedure, Posti’s Sourcing will compare the tenders and award the contract to the most economically advantageous tender based on an overall assessment. Operations under the contract will begin on July 1, 2021.