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GO Awards Scotland 2015/16 – Finalists Announced!

Tuesday August 25th, 2015

Please show your appreciation for this year’s GO Awards Scotland finalists! After an intense campaign and a frantic day of last-minute entries, the judges have decided on this year’s finalists, which you can view below.

Once again, with such high-profile competition, picking the winners for the ceremony on Tuesday 6 October 2015 at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow is going to be tough!GO Awards Scotland

Many thanks to all of you who entered, regardless of whether you achieved finalist status; we know it takes a lot of time to complete your submission and it’s never, ever taken for granted.

The finalists in each category have now been decided. All the entries were recently reviewed by a panel of nine judges made up of experts in UK procurement, including Ainslie McLaughlin, Director of Procurement and Commercial at the Scottish Government and Julie Welsh, Director at Scotland Excel.

*To book your place at this year’s GO Awards Scotland ceremony, click here.

The finalists in the GO Awards Scotland 2015/16 are:

GO Sustainability / Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year Award
• Base
• Glasgow City Council
• Heron Bros Ltd
• Hub North Scotland
• North Ayrshire Council
• Renfrewshire Council
• Scotland Excel – Street Lighting Materials
• Scottish Borders Council
• Scottish Natural Heritage
• Scottish Procurement and Commercial Directorate
• South Lanarkshire Council
• University of Strathclyde

GO Contract Management Initiative of the Year Award – sponsored by MasterCard
• City of Edinburgh Council – Parking Management Team and Commercial and Procurement Services Team
• Falkirk Council
• Scotland Excel – Frozen Foods

GO Best Service Award (UK suppliers working with the Scottish public sector) – sponsored by Stannah Lift Services Ltd
• Alternative Heat Ltd
• APS Group (Scotland) Ltd
• Big White Wall in partnership with University of Edinburgh
• Dovetail Enterprises
• ISS Kinloss
• Kibble Education and Care Centre
• Maindec Computer Solutions
• Pertemps Recruitment Partnership Ltd
• The Dental Directory

GO Procurement Innovation or Initiative of the Year Award – Health and Social Care Organisations – sponsored by Digital Health Institute
• NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
• NHS National Services Scotland
• NSS National Procurement
• NSS National Procurement
• Scottish Ambulance Service

GO Procurement Innovation or Initiative of the Year Award – Other Organisations
• Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils
• Aberdeenshire Council
• Moray Council
• Scotland Excel – Social and Care Agency Workers
• Scottish Borders Council
• Scottish Government Community Safety Unit / Voluntary Action Fund
• Scottish Prison Service
• Scottish Procurement and Commercial Directorate – eCommerce Post Award Team

GO Procurement Team of the Year Award – Local Authorities – sponsored by Bunzl Greenham
• Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils
• City of Edinburgh Council – Commercial and Procurement Services Team
• East Dunbartonshire Council
• Glasgow City Council
• North Ayrshire Council
• Scottish Borders Council
• South Ayrshire Council – Quick Quotes Team

GO Procurement Team of the Year Award – Other Organisations
• DWP Commercial Directorate Corporate Services Category Team
• Hub North Scotland
• Ready for Business
• Scotland Excel
• Scottish Procurement and Commercial Directorate – eCommerce Post Award Team
• Scottish Procurement and Commercial Directorate – Scottish Procurement ICT Collaborative Team
• Scottish Water
• The Dental Directory
• University of Edinburgh Procurement Team

GO Procurement People of Tomorrow Award – supported by Scottish Government, sponsored by APS Group Scotland Ltd
• Argyll and Bute Council
• National Procurement (part of NHS National Services Scotland)
• Scotland Excel

GO Procurement Leadership of the Year Award
• Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils
• City of Edinburgh Council – Commercial and Procurement Services Team
• Scottish Borders Council
• Scottish Water

*To book your place at this year’s GO Awards Scotland ceremony, click here.

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