Now in their fifth edition, the prizes are awarded to the public administrations and companies that made the most efficient use of the central eProcurement system 'Acquistiinrete' in terms of economic, organisational and process benefits.
In the 'Public Administration category' of the 'MEPA awards' section (*) there are two ex-aequo winners, namely the University of Catania and the Local Health Agency 1 of Turin (l'ASL 1 di Torino, in Italian). In the same category, two special mentions went to the Court of Appeal of L'Aquila and the Campobasso Prefecture respectively.
Another section is the 'Supplier Training Desks awards' (Sportelli in rete, in Italian). The Supplier Training Desks are aimed at assisting companies to enable them to participate in public eprocurement procedures through the national eProcurement portal. The desks are operated by business associations. In this section, the prize went ex aequo to two organisations: Confcooperative Toscana and Comufficio Milano.
A new section in this year's edition is the 'eTenders awards' (Gare on-line, in Italian) section. In the 'Public Administration category', two public entities received this prize ex-aequo - namely, the Finance Police (Guardia di Finanza) and the Public Hospital Corporation Villa Cervello di Palermo.
The award winners in all award sections' categories (i.e. Public Administrations and Companies) as well as the awards justifications may be found here (in Italian only).
(*) MEPA stands for the 'Italian Public Administration eMarketplace'