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National GO Awards 2014/15 – simple to enter, FREE to enter!

Monday December 16th, 2013

The National Government Opportunities (GO) annual Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2014/15 are open to public, third and private sector organisations and are the benchmark by which progress in commissioning, procurement and public service delivery has been measured. The Awards showcase the very best that public sector procurement has to offer as a career, as a market sector and, most importantly, as a means of delivering more efficient and effective public services.

National GO Awards

National GO Awards

Winners – Best Customer Engagement Initiative of the Year Award 2013/14
“Firstly we’re going to send a text to everyone we know! It’s really great recognition for when you do something and include the users of the service in the way you design the procurement. We’ll be using this as a case study for our council and our partners to say ‘this is what can be done.”
Andrew Williams, Head of Procurement for Cheshire West and Chester Council

Winner – GO Sustainability Best Supplier Engagement Initiative of the Year Award 2013/14
“It’s just a very rewarding feeling, particularly with tonight’s Awards and being recognised for that effort. We’ll take this success back to the team. It’s not just us, it’s everyone who sits behind us. That’s really who has delivered this for us.”
John Ballantyne, Brookfield Multiplex Construction

These two great endorsements from this year’s winners highlights just how important the Awards are within the public and private sectors. The Awards are open for entries now, are free to enter, and have a submission deadline of Monday 3 February 2014. Your submission will also be reviewed by a judging panel consisting of leading procurement figures in the UK, including Sally Collier, UK Government’s Deputy Chief Procurement Officer and Acting Managing Director of Government Procurement Service and Alastair Merrill, Director, Procurement and Commercial, Scottish Government. To view the current list of confirmed judges so far, please click HERE.

Thanks to the GO Awards’ brand new website, entering has never been easier! All you have to do is register your interest at your selected Awards’ category and a link to a Microsoft Word document will automatically be sent to you. Just complete the questions on this document and email your submission back to and that’s you entered! It’s that simple! For a full list of categories, please click HERE.

Winners and Highly Commended entrants will receive their coveted Awards in front of hundreds of attendees on 19 March 2014 at The Hilton Metropole Hotel in Birmingham.

For further information on the National GO Awards, please click on the following link:

The deadline for entries is 3 February 2014.

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