The Fair Sourcing Awards for procurement excellence were awarded at Wednesday evening’s gala event to innovative and inspirational users of eSolutions. Maria Biñas, the Chair of the jury, confirmed that for this year’s 8th edition the bar has been set very high. "I see this year as a turning point. We can see that the potential of people participating in the competition is immense," he said, adding that the creativity of particular solutions is increasingly important.
The Start category was won by the municipality of Žiar nad Hronom, second place went to the Banská Bystrica Region and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic was third. In the Trend category, the Liberec Region came first, followed by the City of Ostrava and third was Masaryk University in Brno. The winner of the Master award was Fernando Batista of the Portuguese Institute IMPIC, second was Ondrej Kuruc from the Slovakian Ministry of Health and third Jana Hybšová of the General University Hospital in Prague.