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1 October 2020

Koprivnica and BIG, winners of the Procura+ Awards on innovation procurement and outstanding innovation procurement in ICT

The winners of the Procura+ Awards 2020 have been announced today at a ceremony part of the Digital Conference “Environmental Considerations in Public Procurement in Europe”, hosted by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the German Environment Agency (UBA).

The City Koprivnica (Croatia) won the "Innovation Procurement of the Year" category and the Austrian Federal Real Estate Agency (BIG), the "Outstanding Innovation Procurement in ICT".

The excellence of the innovation partnership for extensive reconstruction of the City of Koprivnica (Croatia) was awarded the "Innovation Procurement of the Year" prize. The market dialogue to inform involve market actors in this first of its kind partnership in Croatia to perform a complete reconstruction of a kindergarten building was positively assessed by the jury. In this category, the runner-up was the City of Malmö ,with its innovative and ethical ICT procurement process.

The Austrian Federal Real Estate Agency (BIG) and the FABULOS project were competing for the “Outstanding Innovation Procurement in ICT” Award. Finally, BIG got the prize thanks to its innovative approach of using software for sustainable real estate management, supported by an innovation partnership, whereas the FABULOS project was the runner-up with its cross-European pre-commercial procurement of automated public transport services.

The Procura+ Awards are partly funded by the Procure2Innovate project, improving institutional support for public procurers of information and communication technologies (ICT) and other sectors that implement innovation procurement.