Building business relationships and partnerships

Legal Regulations 
As the Employer, we conduct proceedings for the award of public and non-public contracts for supply, services and construction works on the basis of the Act of 11 September 2019 – Public Procurement Law (the PPL Act) together with secondary legislation and on the basis of PSE S.A. Procurement Procedure (the Procedure).

Conditions of participation in the procedure: 
The PSE contract may be awarded to contractors which fulfil the conditions concerning the possession of licences to conduct a specific activity or activities (if legal regulations impose the obligation to possess such licences), knowledge and experience, as well as which have at their disposal appropriate technical potential and personnel capable of performing the contract, a suitable economic and financial situation and are not subject to exclusion from the contract award procedure.

Contract award procedures 
The manner of conducting the procedures is specified in detail in the PPL Act and the PSE Procurement Procedures.

Principles of award of contracts 
We prepare and conduct public and non-public procurement procedures in accordance with the following basic principles:

  • fair competition,
  • impartiality and objectivity,
  • equal treatment of contractors,
  • transparency.

These principles are fundamental to public and non-public procurement and follow from the provisions of the PPL Act and the Procurement Procedures.

As the Employer, we comply with the above-mentioned principles both in the preparatory phase and in the conduct of procurement procedures, among others, by preparing the terms of reference for the contract and appointing the tender committee. Activities associated with the preparation and conduct of the procurement procedure are performed by persons who ensure impartiality and objectivity.

Contracts awarded 
PSE collaborates with a wide range of suppliers, taking care to meet social responsibility standards. In 2021, our company awarded 445 contracts for the implementation of investment tasks, supply of goods and purchase of services to 256 contractors at a total amount of PLN 1.962.192.415.

In-house indicator PSE's main groups of suppliers were: investment, modernisation and maintenance contractors for network assets, suppliers of instruments and equipment, and service providers. 

In 2021, 99.66 percent of the contract value was awarded to Polish contractors, 0.31 percent to contractors from European Union states, and the remaining 0.03 percent to contractors from outside the European Union. 

Our procurement policy is implemented in accordance with all applicable provisions of law, the Act of 11 September 2019 – Public Procurement Law together with secondary legislation issued to the Act, Directive 2014/25/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on procurement by entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors, Directive 2009/81/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 on the coordination of procedures for the award of certain works contracts, supply contracts and service contracts by contracting authorities or entities in the fields of defence and security, and Commission Interpretative Communication on the Community law applicable to contract awards not subject or not fully subject to the provisions of the Public Procurement Directives (2006/C 179/02).
When working with suppliers, we are committed to building lasting relationships and partnerships.

All activities performed by our contractors are carried out as PSE S.A.'s activities and affect the perception of the company's image as an investor. Why is it so important to have high standards and consistent guidelines for contractors to collaborate with local communities, which we take care of every day. 

Key figures

In 2021, our company signed transmission agreements for twice the value of 2020 (mainly system service and availability agreements). We also concluded a number of large investment agreements (CJI – agreements for construction works) and investor supply agreements (phase wires, transformers and circuit breakers). CJI expenditure for the year increased by PLN 872 million (from PLN 283 million in 2020 to PLN 1,155 million in 2021). Expenditure in the Operations Department has also increased by PLN 65 million.

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