We are primarily tasked with providing power transmission services, system services and facilitating the energy market. Our core tasks follow from our appointment as grid operator under the Dutch 'Elektriciteitswet' (E-wet) and the German 'Energiewirtschaftsgesetz' (EnWG).
When it comes to purchasing products and services, TenneT’s procurement policy is based on European laws and regulations, our own corporate policy and best practices in procurement management.
When it comes to purchasing products and services, TenneT’s procurement policy is based on European laws and regulations, our own corporate policy and best practices in procurement management. Transparency and non-discrimination underline all our purchasing processes. Key aspects of our purchasing policy include:
General terms and conditions of purchase
We have set up general terms and conditions of purchase. Additional agreements may be concluded for specific products or services.
Cost of ownership
We strive to control and reduce the total cost of ownership, aiming for the ‘most economic offer’: an optimum balance between quality, cost and service life.
Encouraging free-market operation
We encourage fair and free operation of the market to ensure a sufficient and competitive supply of the wide range of specialized products and services that we purchase.
Expenditure on products and services is covered by purchasing contracts, which are drawn up in a clear and professional manner. We enter into various types of short-term and long-term contracts and recognition arrangements. These are recorded in our vendor base along with those suppliers who meet our requirements.
TenneT follows various procedures when purchasing products and services. These are laid down in European law and in our corporate procurement policy.Read more
TenneT publishes integrated reports, including financial statements and key figures, on an annual and semi-annual bases that give an insight into our financial and operational performance.Read more
Safety at TenneT
TenneT attaches great importance to safety. Every day we are aware of the risks associated with our activities. TenneT wants every employee to return home safely at the end of each working day.Read more