23 June 2015

Nominees selected for Procurement of Innovation Award

The Procurement of Innovation Platform consortium today announced the nominations for the 2015 edition of the Public Procurement of Innovation Award. The prestigious award recognises the very best innovation procurement in Europe. Now in its second year, the accolade highlights successful public procurement practices that have been used to purchase innovative, effective and efficient products, services or works. The nominees come from across Europe, with Austrian, Dutch, Swedish, Polish, Spanish, and Italian contracting authorities represented.

The nominees are:

- Federal Procurement Agency Austria

- CAK healthcare and elderly care agency, The Netherlands

- Stockholm County Council, Sweden

- Kuyavian-Pomeranian Province, Poland

- Galician Public Health Service, Spain

- Consip, Italian Central Purchasing Body

- Rijkswaterstaat, The Netherlands

- Municipality Achtkarspelen, together with Municipality Tytsjerksteradiel, The Netherlands

The judging panel is made up by Wouter Stolwijk, Director of PIANOo, Dutch Public Procurement Expertise Centre; Mark Nicklas, Deputy Head of Unit: Innovation Policy for Growth, DG GROW, European Commission; Aren Mijs, Direct General Director, IMS Medical, Supplier (winner of the 2014 PPI Award); and Mark Hidson, Deputy Regional Director of ICLEI and Global Director of ICLEI’s Sustainable Procurement Capacity Centre.

In September the jury will announce the finalists. The winner will be revealed at an award ceremony to be held in November of this year. The winning entry will receive a trophy for innovation procurement excellence, together with the title “European Innovation Procurement of the Year”. A case study will also be published on the Procurement of Innovation Platform.

For more information, visit the award page.