Freiburg, 25 September 2019
The Procura+ Awards Ceremony saw three cities and a European research organisation going up on the stage to get their recognition for their biggest successes in public procurement: Zurich won in the category ‘Procurement Initiative of the Year’, the City of Ghent in the ‘Sustainable Procurement of the Year’ one, the Municipality of Frederiksberg in the ‘Innovation Procurement of the Year’ category and the European Organization for Nuclear Research won the ‘Outstanding Innovation in ICT Procurement’.
The event took place on 24 September within the Nordic Edge Expo in Stavenger, Norway
CERN and the City of Helsinki were competing for the ‘Outstanding Innovation Procurement in ICT’ Award. Finally, CERN got the prize thanks to its open cloud data storage innovation through pre-commercial procurement, whereas the City of Helsinki was the runner-up with its robotisation and automation of library services.
“I am proud that Helix Nebula Science Cloud has shown Europe how world class companies can develop innovative cloud services. Many companies invested in the pre-commercial procurement actions and I thank them all.” Bob Jones, Senior Staff member at CERN
Prizes were awarded by the Mayor of Stavanger, Christine Sagen Helgø, and Jugatx Ortiz-Gonzalez, from DG Grow, who thanked all candidates who applied to this edition of the Procura+ Awards showing so many inspiring and diverse examples for other cities and organisations of how to use the power of public procurement. Bob Jones and Joshua Davison represented CERN there.
The Procura+ Awards reward successful, already running, sustainable and innovative public procurements. These procurements lead to significant improvements of public goods, services, processes and infrastructure.
This year’s entries for the 2019 Procura+ Awards were assessed by a jury of procurement experts and policy makers:
For more information: www.procuraplus.org/awards