Procurements carried out by the Group companies:
- Public procurements (classical and utility sector);
- Procurements regulated by the resolutions of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania;
- Commercial procurements.
All procurements are conducted in accordance with the principles of transparency, equality, non-discrimination, proportionality, efficiency, ensuring of competition, sustainable development and social responsibility.
Group procurement policies
Group procurement policies set out key principles of procurement planning, execution and control for Group companies. The Group companies comply with the provisions of these policies and, thus, ensure the implementation of the applicable laws of the Republic of Lithuania and the requirements of the European Union directives.
Group Supplier Code of Ethics
The Group is one of the largest buyers of various goods, services and works – companies owned by the Group carry out about 3,200 public and commercial procurements every year.
In order to contribute towards creating a more sustainable future for all of us, we are inviting all suppliers of the Group to comply with the provisions of the Supplier Code of Ethics.
Considering the regulatory changes in the European Union and nationally as well as sustainability goals in the Group’s strategy, we are trying to significantly increase the green procurement share in the Group and thus contribute to solving environmental issues in the Group’s supply chain.
More information about green procurement requirements
Pursuant to EU and national legislation changes as well as the Group’s strategic sustainability targets, we aim to significantly increase the scope of socially responsible procurements in the Group and, thus, contribute to solving social issues (for example, implementation of principals of fair remuneration, ensuring occupational health and safety and dignity at the workplace, equal opportunities and non-discrimination on other grounds) as well as to have a positive impact on the public (including the Group’s supply chain).
Low value public procurement is carried out in accordance with the rules approved by the Public Procurement Office .
Low value procurement in the utility sector is carried out according to the following descriptions:
UAB „VVP Investment“ (in accordance with the decision adopted by the European Commission on 28/07/2020, an exception is applied to the procurements of this company for the performance of electricity production and/or wholesale activities – the provisions of the LP are not applicable. Therefore, the description of the Low Value Procurement Procedure does not apply either)
Annual procurement plans for public procurement and the utilities sector are published in the Central Public Procurement Information System (CVP IS).
Information on public and utility sector procurements announced by "Ignitis grupė" companies is published in CVP IS on behalf of "Ignitis grupės paslaugų centras". The contract with the winning suppliers is concluded by "Ignitis grupė" companies, which have authorized the procurement procedures.
Laws and regulations are not regulated, but according to the internal procedures of "Ignitis grupė" companies, publicly announced procurements are performed on "Mercell" platform.
Procurements regulated by the Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania (On the approval of the procurement rules for energy or fuel needed for the production of electricity and heat by enterprises operating in the energy sector) are published on the website of the Public Procurement Office, procurements regulated by the Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania (On the acquisition or approval of the description of the procedure for acquisition or lease of land, existing buildings or other immovable property) are published on the Group's website and in the media.
Purchases of "Ignitis grupė" companies are also carried out through the Central Contracting Authority (CCA).
Information on published decisions not to make purchases using CCA services available here.