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Procura+ Awards 2022: meet the shortlisted candidates

21 June 2022

The shortlisted candidates for the 2022 Procura+ Awards have been selected in all four categories: Circular Procurement of the Year, Innovation Procurement of the Year, Procurement Initiative of the Year and Sustainable Procurement of the Year. The Procura+ Awards are an intitiave of ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability.

The category ‘Circular Procurement of the Year’ recognizes outstanding circular economy applications in the public authority’s procurement. The shortlisted candidates are:

  • The Procura+ Participant, City of Malmö (Sweden), for its application of the circular approach to road and navigation signs
  • Ghent University Hospital (Belgium) for its effort in supplying and leasing more circular and sustainable work wear clothes
  • The Hungarian Museum of Science, Technology And Transport (Hungary) for its circular and sustainable design of the museum’s new headquarters
  • The Procura+ Participant, City of Tampere (Finland), for applying for the first time circular economy criteria in the public procurement of the design & build of the renovation of one of its main streets
  • The City of Quimper (France), for the circular approach used in the renovation of the railway station

In the category ‘Innovation Procurement of the Year’, that recognises outstanding innovation of the procurement and the public authority as a launch customer, the shortlisted candidates are:

  • The Procura+ Participant, Catalan Waste Agency (Spain), with its pilot projects for public procurement of innovation in selective municipal waste collection
  • The City of Lisbon (Portugal), for developing a Procurement Planning Platform (PPP) as a backbone for a strategic sourcing approach towards sustainability and innovation
  • Consip (Italy), with its strategic ICT procurement plan to promote digitalisation across the Italian public administrations
  • The Ministry of Economic Affairs And Climate Policy (Netherlands), for its innovative and sustainable approach in the purchase of ICT, through the IWR2021 project

The category recognising outstanding processes and actions towards strategic, sustainable and innovation procurement, ‘Procurement Initiative of the Year’, has four shortlisted candidates:

  • The Procura+ Participant, City of Copenhagen (Denmark), for promoting the initiative on Fossil and Emission free Non-Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM)
  • The City of Porto (Portugal), for switching to a 100% certified renewable electric energy supply
  • The Procura+ Participant, City of Ghent and VEB (Belgium), for their Virtual Power Purchase Agreement for the delivery of locally produced solar power and citizens engagement
  • The Procura+ Participant, City of Stavanger (Norway), for using its purchasing power to ensure that human rights are respected along its suppliers’ value chains when procuring ICT
  • Kerry County Council (Ireland), for implementing a Dynamic Purchasing System for Energy Efficiency Retrofitting Works

Finally, the shortlisted candidates for the ‘Sustainable Procurement of the Year’ category, which recognises outstanding environmental, social and economic impacts of procurement are:  

  • The City of Lyon (France), for promoting a more sustainable food policy and system through the procurement of the catering and delivering service for Lyon’s primary schools 
  • The City of Utrecht (Netherlands), for providing their citizens with the most sustainable and circular food choice, through their procurement of catering
  • The Irish Prison Services (Ireland), for their sustainable and circular mattress recycling initiative 
  • The Service Center Helsinki (Finland), for pushing sustainability criteria for work clothes 

ICLEI thanks all applicants for submitting their entry and encourage all shortlisted candidates and all applicants to keep up the good work. ICLEI will announce the finalists in summer. Winners will be announced during an Award Ceremony, taking place in Brussels, on 12 October, at the Procura+ Seminar. More information on how to register for the event will be shared in the upcoming weeks.

Find out more information about the shortlisted candidates here.