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We are happy to announce the finalists of the National GO Excellence in Public Procurement Awards.

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Michael Stokes Michael Stokes,
Director. Procurement at the London Development Agency, has just confirmed to be the first speaker at the GO Awards
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Speaker Announced
Michael Stokes Susan Anderson,
Director, Public Services and Skills, CBI, has just confirmed to be the second speaker at the GO Awards
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Thank you to all who showed an interest in the National Government Opportunities (GO) magazine Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2010-11. The standard of the submissions received was highly impressive, each presenting a unique account of the excellent and innovative work which is carried out every day in procurement across the UK.

Following intense consideration from the GO Awards judging panel, the finalists in each category have been decided. With award categories covering Individual of the Year, Team of the Year, Sustainability Initiative of the Year, Collaborative Procurement Initiative of the Year, Best Service, Best Supplier Engagement Initiative, Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Benefit in Procurement, and Innovation or Initiative of the Year, competition has been fierce, and only the very best nominations have achieved finalist status.

The finalists in the 2010-11 National GO Awards are:

1 GO Sustainability Initiative of the Year Award
 
  • Greater London Authority (GLA) Group, Responsible Procurement
  • HMRC Sustainable Procurement Team
  • London Development Agency Building Energy Efficiency Programme
  • NHS re:source Collaborative Procurement Hub
  • Procurement Scotland
  • Staffordshire Procurement, Staffordshire County Council
2 GO Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Benefit in Procurement Award
 
  • Commissioning Business Service
  • Community Benefits in Procurement Project, Northamptonshire Area Procurement Service
  • Fitter Kids, Fit For Sport Ltd
  • North West Collaborative Commercial Agency
  • Transport for London
  • Value Wales - Welsh Assembly Government
3 GO Individual of the Year Award
 
  • Jonathan Guy, Procurement Officer, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Graham Rothwell, Strategic Procurement Manager, Northamptonshire County Council
  • Robert Stewart, Deputy Head of Procurement, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
4 GO Collaborative Procurement Initiative of the Year Award
 

4.1 Health Hubs (Sponsored by Procurex - the UK's premier procurement exhibition)

  • NHS re:source Collaborative Procurement Hub
  • NHS South East Coast Collaborative Procurement Hub
  • NHS South West E-Enablement Project, NHS Peninsula Purchasing and Supply Alliance
  • North West Collaborative Commercial Agency
 

4.2 Public Sector Consortia (Sponsored by Procurex - the UK's premier procurement exhibition)

  • National Contracts Database Working Group (OGC and RIEPs), Office of Government Commerce
  • Northern Housing Consortium
  • Procurement Scotland
  • Tayside Procurement Consortium
 

4.3 Other Organisations (Sponsored by Procurex - the UK's premier procurement exhibition)

  • Ealing Council and London Councils
  • Efficiency North, Sheffield City Council
  • Skills Development Scotland
  • Streamlining Social Care Procurement, Thurrock Council
  • North-West Foster Care Contract 2010
  • xchangewales Programme, Value Wales
5 GO Best Service Award (Sponsored by BiP Solutions Ltd)
 
  • Capita ICT Service/Sheffield City Council
  • Central Heating Services Ltd/Sovereign Kingfisher Housing Association
  • HCR Ltd/Ministry of Defence
  • IncomeMax/Hillingdon Council
  • MAPS Legal Assistance/Hertfordshire County Council
  • The Plus Team Ltd/Jobcentre Plus
6 GO Innovation or Initiative of the Year Award
 
  • AGMA Procurement Hub, Trafford Council
  • Corporate Procurement Team, London Borough of Lambeth
  • Healthcare Contracting Team, Commissioning Business Service
  • Malcolm Reading Consultants, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Media Category Unit, Department for Education
  • NHS CPC Plus
  • North West Collaborative Commercial Agency/Becton, Dickinson and Company
  • PageOne Communications/JANET txt
7 GO Best Supplier Engagement Initiative Award
 
  • Buy4Sheffield, Sheffield City Council
  • Capital Ambition Supplier Relationship Development Project
  • Central Bedfordshire Council Procurement
  • CompeteFor Team, London Development Agency
  • Mail and Office Solutions Category Team, Department for Work and Pensions
  • Professional Services Category Team, Department for Work and Pensions
8 GO Team of the Year Award (Sponsored by BiP Solutions' Procurement Advice and Support Service )
 
  • Corporate Transformation and Procurement Team, London Borough of Sutton
  • Flexible New Deal Phase One Sourcing Team, Department for Work and Pensions
  • Healthcare Contracting Team, Commissioning Business Service
  • Medical, Surgical and Pharmacy Procurement Team, NHS South East Coast Collaborative Procurement Hub
  • NHS re:source Collaborative Procurement Hub
  • NHSScotland National Procurement Programme Management Office
  • PDCS Scanning Project Team, Department for Work and Pensions
  • Procurement and Efficiency Team, Improvement and Efficiency West Midlands

Please note that the winner of the coveted GO Lifetime Achievement Award will be announced at the National GO Awards. 

What happens now?

Finalists will shortly receive an email with details of how to register for their complimentary place to attend the National GO Awards. Additional places are also available to finalists at a discounted rate. Should any GO Awards finalists wish to book additional places, they can do so while reserving their complimentary place. Please note that all additional places will be booked on a first-come, first-served basis until 28 May 2010, after which remaining places will be made available to all.

Can I promote our status as a National GO Awards finalist?

Yes - you can now promote the fact that your organisation has achieved GO Awards finalist status. We encourage you to spread the good news in your internal and external communications as well as on your organisation's website or intranet. GO Awards finalist logos are available upon request. Please email shellie.toal@goawards.co.uk for more information or to request a logo.

I'm not a finalist - can I still attend?

Yes - you are welcome to attend. The National GO Awards, in conjunction with N3PD, is a fantastic networking opportunity and, in addition to the presentation of the GO Awards and lunch, delegates will hear keynote speeches from the Director of Public Services and Skills at the CBI, Susan Anderson, and the Director of Procurement at the London Development Agency, Michael Stokes.

Places can be booked for this prestigious event from 1 June 2010. If you wish to be on the priority list for places before this date, please email shellie.toal@goawards.co.uk with 'Priority GO Awards booking' in the subject field of your email.

If you have any further questions regarding the GO Awards or N3PD, please contact Shellie Toal on 0141 270 7327 or email shellie.toal@goawards.co.uk

 
 


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