30 October 2017

Procura+ Award winners Hyvinkää construct ecolabelled pre-school

Finland's first Nordic Swan eco-labelled school took home the 2017 Procura+ Award for Sustainable Procurement of the Year earlier this month at a Tallinn ceremony held as part of Estonia's Presidency of the European Union.

In 2015, Hyvinkää (Finland) set out to procure a new pre-school. As well as providing a healthy, comfortable and flexible space for learning and play, the municipality also wanted the new building to contribute to environmental aims, including promoting eco-efficient construction and energy efficient building use.

Prior to tendering, Hyvinkää conducted an in-depth market dialogue process which explored whether there was interest in forming a partnership to build the first Nordic Swan Eco-labelled pre-school building in Finland. After it was demonstrated that the market was willing and able to meet such an ambition, a call for tender was published. The contract was awarded to the most economically advantageous tender and completed in August 2017.

For more information on the Procura+ Awards, visit the Procura+ European Network on Sustainable Procurement website. Download the Hyvinkää case study here.