The scene is set for the 2019 Procura+ Awards, with 16 candidates now through to the next round of selection in the run up to the Award ceremony at Nordic Edge Expo, where the winners will be unveiled.
The 16 candidates have been selected from a strong field of over two dozen entries in four contest categories:
With four nominees for each category, the scene is set for a close contest.
Among this years' nominees are Procura+ participants City of Ghent with their procurement of sustainable workwear, the Catalan Governement with a sustainable framework contract for cleaning services, the City of Helsinki with their innovation procurement for their historic stadium. Procura+ participant City of Växjö was nominated for their sustainable food procurement. Nominees for the Procurement Initiative of Year inlcude Procura+ participants City of Oslo, City of Zurich, the Dutch Rijkswaterstaat, and Ihobe.
This year’s jury is comprised of high-level representatives with vast experience in procurement practice and policy making. Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh, Mayor of Malmö and Procura+ Network Chair, Janos Bertok, Head of the Public Sector Integrity Division at the OECD, and Marzena Rogalska, Acting Director of the European Commission’s DG Grow and Global Director of ICLEI’s Procurement Centre Mark Hidson are all taking part in the judging process.
The Award ceremony will take place during the Nordic Edge Dinner on 24 September, 2019.
For more information on the 2019 awards, visit the Procura+ Awards page.
Photo: The City of Rotterdam receiving the Innovation Procurement Price in 2018. Credit: ICLEI Europe.
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