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GO Awards Scotland 2016/17 – Winners Announced!

Thursday November 10th, 2016

GO Awards Scotland 2016/17

The Winners and Highly Commended entrants for the Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards Scotland 2016/17 were announced at a black-tie ceremony at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow last night, Wednesday 9 November 2016.

Hosted by TV presenter Sarah Heaney, the Awards were a glittering finale to Scotland’s Festival of Procurement, which kicked off earlier in the day at Procurex Scotland Live 2016 at the SECC in Glasgow.

All this year’s entries were reviewed by a panel of eight judges comprising experts in UK procurement and commissioning, including Ainslie McLaughlin, Director of Procurement and Commercial, Scottish Government; Sue Moffatt, Commercial Director at National Procurement Service, Wales; and Sharon Smyth, Director of Supplies and Services Division, Central Procurement Directorate, Northern Ireland.

Grahame Steed, Managing Editor of GO and Chair of the GO Awards Scotland Judging Panel, said of the Awards:

“This truly was an amazing end to a fantastic day! From a hugely successful Procurex Scotland Live event during the day that saw over 1500 delegates in attendance, right through to this stunning finale that is the GO Awards Scotland, this whole day has been immense and a fantastic Festival of Procurement.”

GO Awards Scotland – GO Sustainable Procurement Award – sponsored by Anglian Water Business

Winner: City of Edinburgh Council
Highly Commended: NHS National Services Scotland – National Procurement


GO Awards Scotland – GO Procurement Innovation Award – Consortia and Other Organisations sponsored by Scottish Procurement Alliance

Winner: Wave Energy Scotland a wholly owned subsidiary of Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Highly Commended: NHS National Services Scotland – National Procurement


GO Awards Scotland – GO Procurement Innovation Award – Local Government – sponsored by Shaw Trust

Winner: Clyde Valley Residual Waste Project
No highly commended


GO Awards Scotland – GO Best Service Award (Suppliers working with the Scottish public sector) – sponsored by Stannah Lift Services Ltd

Winner: Kibble Education and Care Centre
Highly Commended: APS Group Scotland & Scottish Procurement and Commercial Directorate


GO Awards Scotland – GO Best Customer Engagement Award – sponsored by Softcat

Winner: Aberdeenshire County Council – Education & Children’s Services
Highly Commended: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Outer Hebrides Community Planning Partnership and HiTrans
Highly Commended: NHS National Services Scotland – National Procurement – NHS DenPro


GO Awards Scotland – GO Procurement Team of the Year – Consortia and Other Organisations – sponsored by Banner

Winner: Transport Scotland
No highly commended


GO Awards Scotland – GO Procurement Team of the Year – Local Government – sponsored by Lyreco

Winner: Renfrewshire Council
Highly Commended: Argyll and Bute Council – Procurement Commissioning Team


GO Awards Scotland – GO Leading Procurement Practice Award – sponsored by Dell EMC

Winner: Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Highly Commended: Transport Scotland


GO Awards Scotland – GO Procurement People of Today and Tomorrow Award – sponsored by APS Group

Winner: Scottish Prison Service
Highly Commended: Renfrewshire Council
Highly Commended: West Lothian Council


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