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Procura+ Awards – A Look at the Innovative Procurement Finalists (Part 2)

As we explained in our first post, the Procura+ Awards reward, encourage and then showcase public procurers that adopt a more innovation-led and sustainable approach to buying that will ultimately be for the good of the community.

The Awards recognise three categories of excellence: Sustainable Procurement of the Year, Innovation Procurement of the Year and Tender Procedure of the Year. We have highlighted the first two finalists in the first category, and today we look at the finalists in the second category. There are six finalists in total that have been chosen and we will give you a brief description of the remaining two tomorrow. The overall winner will be announced at The Sustainable City Development Conference 2016, on the 30th November in Malmö. This conference focuses on how European cities can work towards putting the UN’s 17 new Sustainable Development Goals into practice.

The two innovations in the category for Innovation Procurement of the Year are:

Galician Public Healthcare Service, Spain – TELEA-Homecare Technology Platform

TELEA is a home-assistance platform of the Galician Public Healthcare Service which was procured using a PPI approach. The platform is integrated with clinical information systems which facilitates patient access to various care services from their home.

The procurement focused on the social potential of ICT for sustainable health systems and developed a home-assistance platform to monitor patients with acute Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

The system resulted in a 13% decrease in mortality, and 97% of users say it has improved their access to healthcare. An estimated €2,635.05 per patient has been saved annually, with an average 3.1 fewer primary care visits per patient, and a reduction in CO2 emissions associated with travel.

Transport for London, UK – Supply of Energy-Efficient ‘Luminaries’ and Lamps

In 2015, Transport for London (TfL) sought to reduce the whole life-cycle cost associated with lighting the expansive London Underground network.

With support from the EU-funded Procurement of Lighting Innovation and Technology in Europe (PRO-LITE) project, TfL carried out extensive early market engagement with over 80 manufacturers and analysed the whole life cost of the lighting system for a better understanding of potential cost saving areas. The process introduced a procurement approach which calculated a range of external costs as well as unit price, including installation, maintenance, energy use, carbon and cleaning costs.

Indicative results suggest a 25% saving on whole life-cycle costs, and significant reductions in energy consumption.


In our next post we will highlight the next two entries in the category of Tender Procedure of the Year. And we will be bringing you more detailed information on the winning procurement once it is announced with some first-hand insight from the winning party. For now – you can read more on the Porcura+ website and if you would like to know more about the judging process and criteria, you can read our interview with one of the judges from last year.

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  1. Phoenix says:

    “Luminaries”? Shurely shome mishtake?