1st place - District Water Supply and Sewerage Company, Zawiercie, Poland
Since the introduction of eAuction software in 2014 they have carried out 37 competitions using eAuctions, eInquiries or sealed bids. Overall the company has registered 311 suppliers to compete and recorded 135 tenders, representing 3.75 tenders per competition. The implementation of eAuctions has generated savings in the region of 29% over a year.
2nd place - Lidl Czech Republic, v. o. s., Prague
The savings they have made in time and administration thanks to eAuctions have allowed them to communicate more with suppliers leading to a several fold increase in their supplier portfolio. At the same time they have achieved not insignificant savings and are continuing their training in the e-enabling of the procurement process.
3rd place - Trenčín Sports Grammar School, Slovakia
The award is for the successful application of NIPPON eAuctions, whose use is a rarity in the public sector. They were used to procure both goods and services and savings of 25% to 40% were achieved compared with the prices of the original suppliers. Since August 2014 eleven NIPPON eAuctions have been carried out with an overall saving of 16% year on year.
1st place - The East Slovak Institute of Cardiovascular Disease
The Institute uses five electronic platforms, thanks to which every part of the procurement process has been e-enabled, from the specifications of the tender content through to monitoring the implementation of the contract with subsequent inclusion in the procurement plan. All of these platforms have been used during 2015 to achieve savings of 11.9% with a value of €16.5 million. The greatest benefit has been the involvement of staff in the procurement process through the creation of tender content specifications.
2nd place - Municipality of Martin, Slovakia
They have carried out over 430 eAuctions with savings of more than €2 million and 911 purchases through the electronic marketplace with savings of around €372 000. The results of all tenders are freely available to the general public 24 hours a day, making Martin amongst the most transparent municipalities in Slovakia. The municipality also uses eAuction software to carry out auctions for selling and leasing municipal real estate.
3rd place - Banská Bystrica University Children’s Hospital, Slovakia
The award is for the inspirational and innovative use of eAuctions for the purchase of medicines and drugs and the successful implementation of the mandatory state system. Competitions for pharmaceuticals were divided into 654 parts worth nearly €2 million. Suppliers could submit a bid for each part and each part was subject to eAuction. In all there were 11 suppliers in 5 eAuction of 130 items and €170 000 was saved. In addition, the hospital carried out 262 small purchases via the electronic market with a value totalling €0.5 million.
1st place - Zuzana Bučeková / VÚSCCH Košice
Zuzana Bučeková is a pioneer at the Institute in the introduction of electronic platforms for public procurement in the health sector. She was personally responsible for not only selecting their electronic tools, but also for their implementation process and subsequent use. The Institute currently carries out more than 91.82% of tenders using a wide range of modern and efficient platforms.
2nd place - Mr. Dean Corbisiero / The City of Cardiff Council, Wales
Over the last four years the council has changed its procurement methods, so that from a rather haphazard spending regime and a low level of cooperation between Directorates there is now a process for procuring specific categories of spend which in this time has achieved procurement savings of around £18 million (approx. 680 million CZK). The manager of the two cross Directorate Project Teams was Dean Corbisiero, who ensured that they were motivated to deliver the agreed project outcomes.
2nd place - Ján Janek / Tatra Banka, a.s.
The team headed the systematization and e-enabling of procurement processes for subsidiaries within the Raiffeisen Bank International group. Ján Janek has been one of the key movers in the implementation of the global Procure to Pay solution and the creation of individual eProcurement teams. The introduction of Procure to Pay has reduced the cost of processing one invoice from €30 to between €7 and €10. The system is used for 95% of the procurement of the entire group.
3rd place - Viktor Wendler / Pilsen University Hospital
Pilsen University Hospital has been using eAuctions since 2011. During this time Viktor Wendler has made a significant contribution to a substantial shift towards the implementation of public tenders. During this period there have been almost 200 eAuctions with a total value of around 1.4 billion CZK (approx. €51 million). Average savings have been in excess of 13% and the highest partial savings in one eAuction exceeded 56%. The biggest absolute saving in a single eAuction was 10 million CZK (approx. €370 000). The hospital has also repeatedly used Nippon (Japanese ticker eAuction) as an alternative.