PROCURA+ AWARDS

REWARDING SUSTAINABLE AND INNOVATIVE PROCUREMENT

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.


WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

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.


2017 PROCURA+ AWARDS

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 18 July 2017. The 2017 Procura+ Awards ceremony will be held at the Third Major eafip Event on Innovation Procurement in Tallinn, Estonia on 17 October.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for the award please complete the application form and send it to procurement@iclei.org by 18 July 2017.

Download the terms and conditions

Download the application form


CATEGORIES

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.

Sustainable Procurement of the Year

Recognising the outstanding environmental, social and economic impacts of the procurement.

Innovation Procurement of the Year

Recognising the outstanding innovation of the procurement and the public authority as a launch customer.

Tender Procedure
of the Year

Recognising an outstanding approach to sustainable and innovation procurement.


REWARDS FOR THE WINNERS

  • Free entry and a presentation at the next EcoProcura conference
  • Case study on the SP Platform and PPI Platform
  • Publicity in a variety of  ICLEI publications
  • A trophy and the title 'Best sustainable procurement/innovation procurement/tender procedure of 2016'
  • The right to use the Procura+ Award logo in their email signature

PREVIOUS PROCURA+ AWARDS

2016 EDITION

Visit the 2016 Procura+ Awards page for more information on the 2016 winners, runners-up and shortlisted entries.

Sustainable procurement of the year

CITY OF COPENHAGEN
DENMARK

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.

Innovation procurement of the year

TRANSPORT FOR LONDON
UK

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.

Tender procedure of the year

RIJKSWATERSTAAT
NETHERLANDS

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.

OTHER EDITIONS

WINNER 2015

Federal Procurement Agency, Austria for their procurement of an innovative wastewater recycling system for the national mint.

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2015 - All finalists

WINNER 2014

Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam (the Netherlands) for its innovative robotic bed washing facility, which reduced the CO2 footprint reduced by 65%. 

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2014 - All finalists

PPI Award ceremony 2015