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  • The Swedish Association of Public Purchasers
    c/o Föreningshuset, Virkesvägen 26 120 30 Stockholm
    +46 8 21 61 40
    www.soi.se

    The Swedish Association of Public Purchasers – SOI
    The Swedish Association of Public Purchasers (SOI) is a non-profit association of some 1300 public purchasers and public procurement officers.

    SOI is promoting the development of a professional procurement for the public sector, by
    * Increasing the members knowledge in business skills
    * Making the best use of the experience of the members
    * Influencing the decision-makers on public procurement
    * Exchange of knowledge nationally and internationally

    This is achieved, amongst others, by means of
    * Conferences
    * Training activities
    * A member magazine
    * An electronic newsletter
    * A website
    * Consideration
    * Representation in external organizations
    * A representative board

    Examples
    * An annual conference with a high number of participants and a programme contributing to business skills development.
    * A biennial conference in co-operation with the other Nordic countries.
    * Responding to government legal proposals on public procurement legislation.
    * A board with advisory groups for training activities, conferences, editorial of magazine.
    * A competence programme in three steps which leads to Certified Procurement Officer SOI
    * An academic course in public procurement, starting at least once a year.
    * The membership magazine “Affärer” (Business) is edited quarterly.
    * An updated and member oriented website supporting network activities
    * An annual scholarship is awarded to one of its members to mark meritorious work in the field of public procurement.

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