Is your public authority a trailblazer in the procurement of goods or services? Has it conducted an innovative procurement in the last two years? If so, it could be in line for a Procura+ Award!
The Procura+ Awards recognise sustainable and innovative public procurements which lead to real improvements in public goods, services, processes and infrastructure. They are co-ordinated by ICLEI, in co-operation with the EU-funded Procure2Innovate project.
The 2018 Procura+ Awards are now accepting applications from public authorities which have procured sustainably and innovatively within the last two years, giving visibility to the most dynamic, forward-looking and innovative public authorities in action.
This year, the application process has been streamlined, and a new winners’ category introduced: Procurement Initiative of the Year. This award recognises effective actions such as strategies, tools or projects which have been harnessed to achieve truly outstanding procurement. The remaining categories are Sustainable Procurement of the Year and Innovation Procurement of the Year.
In last year’s Procura+ Awards, the Ministry of Defence of the Kingdom of the Netherlands won the award for Innovation Procurement of the Year for an eco-innovative procurement of textiles using recycled materials. This year’s Procura+ Awards is set to recognise equally outstanding procurement achievements and give a platform for even greater success in the field.
For more information on the 2018 Awards, and to download an application form, visit the Procura+ website.