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2024 winners were announced at the Procura+ Conference!

The Procura+ Awards reward successful, already running, sustainable, circular and innovation public procurements that have led to significant improvements of public goods, services, processes and infrastructure. These year public authorities could apply in three catoegories. Their applications were assed assessed by a jury of four experienced public procurement experts and policy makers. The jury selected the finalists and winners of three categories: 

Sustainable Procurement of the Year: This category rewards procurements which integrate aspects of sustainability, including environmental, economic, circular and social elements. It aims to showcase procurements which include a strategic and therefore holistic approach to implementing public procurement
Norwegian Central Procurement Body 
- Developing a framework agreement on the reuse and recycling of used ICT equipment, that also included social requirements for worklife inclusion

Runner up:
Dutch Custodial Institution Agency - moving towards just food procurement that gives the detainees a key role in the process and also takes environmental factors into account.

Third place:
Greater London Authority - Using sustainability expertise and social value-led design methodologies to procure a framework for commissioning expertise for a range of built environment projects

Innovation Procurement of the Year: This category rewards those procurements which use innovative approaches in their purchasing practices, as well as those that foster innovation by purchasing cutting-edge products, services and works and see the public authority as a launch customer, driving sustainable development.
City of Malmö 
- Developing procurement criteria for several tenders based on universal design principles to make physical infrastructure, goods and services accessible to people of all ages, sizes and abilities.

Bodø Municipality - launching a call for tenders targeting low-emission solutions, which, once awarded, became the first project in northern Norway to use zero-emission excavators

Third place:
Belgian Agency for Roads and Traffic 
- carrying out a competitive dialogue to design, develop and roll out a combination of public C-ITS (Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems and Services) cloud services, public data sources, and commercial C-ITS applications in the context of the Belgain Mobilidata Programme

Procurement Initiative of the Year: This category focuses on outstanding public procurement initiatives, such as programmes, policies, actions, guidance and tools that contribute towards strategic, sustainable, circular and innovation procurement. 
City of Lisbon
- Developing a Sustainable Procurement Management System, to establish a systematic framework ensuring that all public procurement processes within the Municipality are developed within responsible, transparent, fair, and ecological principles.

Barcelona City Council 
- Developing a responsible public procurement strategy in line with European policies such as the Social Economy Action Plan, in order to facilitate access to public tenders for social economy enterprises

Third place:
Lithuania Public Procurement Office 
- Creating a new sustainability unit in the Lithuanian Public Procurement Office (LPPO) which pushed for the mandatory use of GPP criteria, and supported buyers through training and a helpdesk 

The winners were decided by a jury consisting of Jorge Laguna Celis, Director of UNEP's One Planet Network, Jorge Conesa, Managing Director of the Fair Trade Advocacy Office (FTAO), Mark Hidson, Global Director of ICLEI's Sustainable Procurement Centre, and Erika Bozzay, Senior Policy Adviser at the Infrastructure and Public Procurement Division, OECD.

The winners of the previous edition in 2022 were the City of Malmö (Sweden) – Circular Procurement of the Year; the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy of the Netherland – Innovation Procurement of the Year; the City of Utrecht (Netherlands) – Sustainable Procurement of the Year; the City of Ghent and the VEB (Belgium) – Procurement Initiative of the Year.

Read more about this year's finalists and past Procura+ Winners here

2024 Procura+ Award winners and finalists

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