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Application to the Procura+ Awards for Innovative and Sustainable Procurements is Open – Submit Yours Until 31 March!

Public authorities can now submit their applications to the 2019 edition of the Procura+ Awards, a major and prestigious recognition of procurements and related initiatives with remarkable economic, environmental and social impacts, or innovation elements.

The Procura+ Awards is an initiative of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, ICLEI, in co-operation with the EU-funded Procure2Innovate project. The CSCP is a partner of the Procura+ Awards. The application period is open until 31st March. With the award comes a trophy and the right to promote oneself with the award title. The rewarded procurement activities will be widely promoted using a wide variety of ICLEI publications and channels. Furthermore, a case study on it will be produced and disseminated in the Sustainable Procurement (SP) Platform and the Procurement of Innovation Platform (PPI). Winners will be granted a free entry and a presentation slot at the next conference organised by ICLEI.

Participants in previous editions have highlighted that participating in the Procura+ Awards helped them to benchmark themselves and to gain visibility. For winners, it was a good way to prove their commitment to sustainability and innovation, as well as to earn internal and external recognition.

There are three categories of the Procura+ Awards: Sustainable Procurement of the Year, Innovation Procurement of the Year, and Procurement Initiative of the Year. The winners of the last edition were the Government of Flanders (Belgium), for its framework contract for sustainable office supplies; the City of Rotterdam (Netherlands), for making the city accessible for citizens with special mobility needs, and the City of Barcelona, for implementing a city-wide compulsory sustainable procurement.

For more information on the 2019 Awards, and to download an application form, visit the Procura+ website.

For further questions, please contact Ahmad Hafiz.