The independent jury evaluates the incoming manuscripts and nominates the best concepts. The applicants with the most innovative solutions are invited to a presentation in Frankfurt (this year: 27 November). The jury then determines the winner from this group.
BMWi and BME will hold the prize-giving at the "Contracting Authorities Day" on 25 February 2014 in Berlin. The meeting has become a leading event in the public sector; 2014 will be the twelfth time it has been held.
Rules of participation
Those eligible to apply for the BMWi/BME "Innovation schafft Vorsprung" (Innovation creates a lead) prize are administrative authorities at national, state and local level and also public companies and institutions. Manuscripts on either innovative procurement processes or procuring innovations are accepted.
The work must be produced in German and be no more than 20 pages. The manuscript must be unpublished. Those submitting an entry agree to their manuscript being printed or re-used after consultation.
Deadline for submissions will be soon annouced!
The work must be submitted as a printable PDF stating the institution, the author responsible and the full address and should be e-mailed to: bianka.blankenberg(at)bme.de
Submission of concepts on innovative procurement processes:
The submitted concept must be put into practice and contribute in the long term towards the optimisation and increased efficiency of procurement processes. It should set itself apart through its ability to be applied to other comparable institutions or organisations within the public sector (e.g. municipal authorities, hospitals, municipal services).
Submission of concepts on procuring innovations:
The practical application of procured innovative products, procedures or services was able to effect a considerable improvement in productivity and efficiency, from a financial, process and/or environmental perspective.
Recourse to legal action is excluded.