21 February 2020

Procurers’ time to shine: Awards open for applications

It is time for public authorities invested in sustainable and fair procurement to shine – with two prestigious Awards open for applications.

The 2020 edition of the Procura+ Awards, an initiative of ICLEI in co-operation with the EU-funded Procure2Innovate project, is accepting applications from purchasing bodies that have put their procurement to good use. Public authorities can win in four categories: Innovation Procurement of the Year, Outstanding Innovation Procurement in ICT, Sustainable Procurement of the Year, and Procurement Initiative of the Year. The application period is open until 31 March 2020.

Participants in previous editions highlighted that taking part in the Procura+ Awards helped them to benchmark themselves, get recognition, and advocate for pushing for more sustainable and innovation criteria in their tenders. To apply to the Awards visit the Procura+ website.

EU cities committed to fair and ethical trade, the EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade Award, an initiative of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade, is another way to gain recognition. The Award celebrates EU cities who champion more sustainable trade, consumption and production, thus creating opportunities for producers elsewhere. To apply, visit the website.