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GO Awards Scotland 2015/16 – Winners Announced!

Tuesday October 6th, 2015

The Winners and Highly Commended entrants for the Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards Scotland 2015/16 were announced at a sold-out black-tie ceremony at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow tonight, Tuesday 6 October 2015.GO Awards Scotland

Hosted by TV presenter Sarah Heaney, the awards were a glittering finale to Scotland’s Day of Procurement, which kicked off earlier in the day at Procurex Scotland Live 2015 at the SECC in Glasgow.

All this year’s entries were recently reviewed by a panel of nine judges comprising experts in UK procurement and commissioning, including Ainslie McLaughlin, Director of Procurement and Commercial at the Scottish Government, and Julie Welsh, Director at Scotland Excel.

Grahame Steed, Managing Editor of GO and Lead Judge, said of the Awards: “This truly was a celebration of Scotland’s Day of Procurement! From a hugely successful Procurex Scotland Live event right through to this stunning finale that is the GO Awards Scotland, this event gets bigger and better every year. Well done to all the Winners and Highly Commended, your success is well deserved and I urge you to now go on and enter the National GO Awards 2016/17.”

Scroll down to view this year’s Winners and Highly Commended.

GO Sustainability / Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year Award (sponsored by: PASS)
Winner – Scottish Borders Council
Highly Commended – Scottish Natural Heritage

GO Contract Management Initiative of the Year Award (sponsored by: MasterCard)
Winner – City of Edinburgh Council – Parking Management Team and Commercial and Procurement Services Team

GO Best Service Award – UK suppliers working with the Scottish public sector (sponsored by: Stannah Lift Services Ltd)
Winner – ISS Kinloss-Lossiemouth
Highly Commended – Kibble Education and Care Centre
Highly Commended – Maindec Computer Solutions

GO Procurement Innovation or Initiative of the Year Award – Health and Social Care Organisations (sponsored by: Digital Health & Care Institute)
Winner – NHS National Services Scotland
Highly Commended – NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

GO Procurement Innovation or Initiative of the Year Award – Other Organisations (sponsored by: Badenoch & Clark)
Winner – Scotland Excel – Social and Care Agency Workers

GO Procurement Team of the Year Award – Local Authorities (sponsored by: Bunzl Greenham)
Winner – East Dunbartonshire Council
Highly Commended – North Ayrshire Council

GO Procurement Team of the Year Award – Other Organisations (sponsored by: Brakes)
Winner – Scottish Procurement and Commercial Directorate – ICT Collaborative Team
Highly Commended – Scotland Excel

GO Procurement People of Tomorrow Award (supported by: Scottish Government, sponsored by: APS Group Scotland Ltd)
Winner – Scotland Excel

GO Procurement Leadership of the Year Award (sponsored by: Pertemps Network Group)
Winner – Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils
Highly Commended – Scottish Water

GO Outstanding Contribution Award (sponsored by: BiP Solutions Ltd)
Recipient – Alastair Merrill


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