The principles that govern Ineco’s internal contracting standards are the following:
The company applies this principle by inserting the General Conditions of Contract on the website; publishing the procurement processes on the State Contracting Platform (www.contrataciondelestado.es), and, as appropriate, also on the Ineco website, without resorting to other additional means of advertising contracts derived from management assignments.
Principles of competition, equality and non-discrimination
Ineco guarantees free access to contracting by any company, starting with the non-discriminatory description of the subject matter of the contract. It also guarantees equal access for all economic operators in all European Union member states, with the recognition of degrees, certificates and other diplomas from different EU countries. It is also a fundamental company policy to avoid providing information in a discriminatory manner which could give certain bidders an advantage over others.
Principle of transparency
Ineco meets the requirements of this principle by publishing the Internal Contracting Standards which specify the contracting process used and the award bodies established.
It has also published the General Contracting Terms and Conditions applicable to contracts; and sets objective assessment criteria for each specification, in order to always award the most economically advantageous proposal, in accordance with those criteria.
Principle of confidentiality
The guarantee of compliance with this principle is embodied in the confidentiality clause included in the General Contracting Conditions, which, in certain processes, are complemented by specific statements.
On the other hand, Ineco, aware of the most disadvantaged groups, focuses on socially responsible purchases by promoting the inclusion of social clauses in its bids. Also, in 2017, it renewed its membership in the Forum of Socially Responsible Recruitment, which provides assistance to companies in this area.