The Procura+ Awards reward successful, already running, sustainable and innovative public procurements. These procurements lead to significant improvements of public goods, services, processes and infrastructure.
With this Award the Procura+ Network wants to showcase excellence in sustainable and innovation procurement.
Procura+ Awards highlight sustainable and innovation procurements and tender procedures and give visibility to the most dynamic, forward-looking and innovative public authorities and their initiatives.
The procured solutions will have a strong potential for replication and scaling up and will be an excellent showcase in using sustainable and innovation procurement instruments to purchase cutting edge solutions.
Entry for the 2017 Awards is now open!
Following up on the success of the 2016 Procura+ Awards , applications are now being accepted for the 2017 edition. The closing date is 30 June 2017. The 2017 Procura+ Awards ceremony will be held at the Third Major eafip Event on Innovation Procurement in Tallinn, Estonia on 17 October.
The Procura+ Awards are awarded in three categories. The judging process in the first and second award category will take into account both SPP and PPI at appropriate levels. The SPP award scoring will have a small percentage of points allocated to PPI, and the PPI award scoring will recognise SPP.
Recognising the outstanding environmental, social and economic impacts of the procurement.
Recognising the outstanding innovation of the procurement and the public authority as a launch customer.
Recognising an outstanding approach to sustainable and innovation procurement.
Visit the 2016 Procura+ Awards page for more information on the 2016 winners, runners-up and shortlisted entries.
Organic Fruits and Vegetables
The City of Copenhagen has a target to supply 90% organic food across its 900 municipal canteens. In 2014 the municipality went to great lengths to ensure that bids for its fruit and vegetable contracts would include a variety of different sorts, varieties and types of fruit and vegetables that strengthened seasonality and biodiversity production.
Supply of Energy Efficient Luminaries and Lamps
In 2015, Transport for London (TfL) sought to reduce the whole life-cycle cost of lighting the London Underground network. The procurement calculated external costs including installation, maintenance, energy use, carbon and cleaning costs. Indicative results suggest a 25% saving on whole life-cycle costs, and significant reductions in energy consumption.
Sustainable Reconstruction of the Motorway A6
Rijkswaterstaat (RWS) procured works and services to widen the A6 motorway, aiming for the motorway to be energy neutral after construction. RWS developed instruments to calculate the CO2 emissions of the project, then selected a tender using a combination of price and quality according to the EMAS (economically most advantageous submission) approach.