ICLEI launches 2017 Procura+ Awards - city procurement projects can apply now!
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is proud to launch the 2017 Procura+ Awards, which will showcase the achievements of European cities' sustainable and innovative procurement projects.
Following the success of the 2016 Procura+ Awards , applications are now being accepted for the 2017 edition. The three award categories now open for applications are Sustainable Procurement of the Year, Innovation Procurement of the Year and Tender Procedure of the Year.
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.
While all participants have the opportunity to highlight their procurement successes, the winners of each category will be awarded with:
· 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
· The right to use the Procura+ Award winners' logo
The 2016 Procura+ Awards saw the City of Copenhagen (Denmark) win "Sustainable procurement of the year" for its procurement of healthy, sustainable, biodiverse and appetising food. Transport for London was awarded “Innovation procurement of the year”. The British capital’s public transport operator sought to reduce the whole life-cycle cost associated with lighting the expansive London Underground network. Rijkswaterstaat (Netherlands) was recognised in the category "Tender procedure of the year" for an innovative contract to procure the works and services necessary to widen the A6 motorway. Case studies of all three award winning procurement processes are available.
The award organisers, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, are the coordinators of the Procura+ European Sustainable Procurement Network, which transitioned from the Procura+ campaign in 2016. The 40-member network recently released the 3rd edition of its keystone publication for public procurers, The Procura+ Manual - A Guide to Implementing Sustainable Procurement.
Last year, ICLEI celebrated 20 years of working on Sustainable Public Procurement. In that time, ICLEI has been involved in 150 sustainable and innovation procurement projects; organised 100 conferences, seminars and workshops; trained over 2,000 people; supported 300 cities in more than 50 countries, and saved 1 million tonnes of CO2.
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