Testimonials

2010/11

“We are absolutely delighted to win this GO Award. It highlights a lot of hard work with a number of organisations and individuals, above all the team at Procurement Scotland who carried out a lot of hard work in terms of the 99+% of the Scottish public sector demand captured by the new contractual arrangements.”
Robert Leask, Utilities Portfolio Manager
Procurement Scotland
GO Sustainability Initiative of the Year Award

“The Commissioning Business Service is delighted to be the winner of the Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Benefit in Procurement Award on behalf of ourselves, Salford PCT and Salford Social Services. This is national recognition of the exceptional work developed and delivered by the team to a service that delivers social benefit to the community, together with a very robust commissioning business plan and effective procurement processes.”
Lesley Kippax, Strategic Procurement and Market Manager
Commissioning Business Service
GO Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Benefit in Procurement Award

“Having won at the Scottish GO Awards last year I didn’t think I would win, so this Award means a lot to me. I am delighted to be recognised for what I have achieved in my own career. I also believe that this achievement would not be possible without the team at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.”
Robert Stewart, Deputy Head of Procurement
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
GO Individual of the Year Award

“Winning a GO Collaborative Procurement Initiative Award was wonderful recognition for Ealing Council, London Councils (Capital Ambition) and all those involved. The project involved a lot of hard work and effort to put in place an innovative shared service arrangement that offers better value and direct cost savings, as well as improvements in the quality of service to our customers.”
Elaine McLester, Interim Head of Strategic Procurement
Ealing Council
GO Collaborative Procurement Initiative of the Year Award (Other Organisations)

“We are proud that our partnership with Capita has been recognised by the GO Awards. The transformed ICT service is improving the way our employees work and the services received by the citizens of Sheffield.”
Paul Green, Director of Information Services
Sheffield City Council
GO Best Service Award

“We are delighted to win the National GO Award for Innovation or Initiative of the Year. The North West Collaborative Commercial Agency is committed to supporting suppliers who can demonstrate they have developed an innovative product or service that can benefit the NHS, and winning this award will help strengthen our credentials in this area.”
Peter Akid, Chief Executive
North West Collaborative Commercial Agency
GO Innovation or Initiative of the Year Award

“We are absolutely delighted that the Flexible New Deal Phase One Sourcing Team have been recognised by winning the Team of the Year Award at the prestigious National GO Awards. This was a real team effort in the truest sense – procurement professionals working with Policy, Project, Finance and Delivery colleagues to deliver a fantastic result in challenging circumstances.”
Mike Day, Commercial Directorate Sourcing
Department for Work and Pensions
GO Team of the Year Award

2009/10

“Leicestershire County Council is at the forefront of local government in developing best practice in procurement to deliver service improvement, value for money and efficiency gains. MHA is a groundbreaking national first in collaborative procurement in delivering transport infrastructure. The Award gives recognition to this achievement and all the hard work that went into this, led by Leicestershire County Council on behalf of the East Midlands Highway Authorities supported by the RIEP and consultants CWC.”
Matthew Lugg, Director of Highways, Transportation and Waste Management Leicestershire County Council
GO Best Collaborative Procurement Exercise Award

“Both the British Red Cross and PageOne are into the provision of services for people in times of crisis. The Award reflects the fact that we have a partnership approach, we are transparent in the way that we do our business, we are critical in obtaining funding from the public, as we are dependent on their good will and our effectiveness and efficiency.”
John Blake
British Red Cross
GO Best Service Award

“It feels great to win the GO Award. There are 33 councils within the Greater London Authority plus the Office of Government Commerce and the buying organisations all working together, so it’s a really good feeling that we’ve achieved this result.”
Amanda De Swarte, Change Manager
The London Energy Project, sponsored by Capital Ambition
GO Best Procurement Innovation or Initiative Award

“It felt brilliant to receive the GO Award. It was amazing to get the Highly Commended Award last year, but this has just topped it off with all the hard work that I’ve been doing. A lot of my work this year has been with children’s services, but I also tendered for a new car hire contract which comes under sustainable procurement, so we have low carbon emission cars now. I’d like to thank my boss, Alan Ratcliffe, for nominating me for the last two years and also the team that I work with.”
Abi Bouch, Category Manager
Cumbria County Council
GO Young Procurement Professional Award

“It feels very surprising and rewarding to win the GO Award. Our team of three looks after the whole of London Probation, from public services to products, and we raise awareness of procurement, provide information and pass skills on to our staff members.”
Katharina Stiete, Procurement Manager
London Probation, Corporate Procurement Unit
GO Team Excellence Award

“It feels absolutely fantastic to win the GO Award. I didn’t believe I would win; I thought there would be other people much better than me. I work on lots of projects at Havering, mainly on Building Schools for the Future, adult services projects that deal with social care and other ordinary duties. I would like to thank Hassan Iqbal for submitting the nomination form nominating me.”
John Scowen, Corporate Procurement Manager
London Borough of Havering
GO Individual Excellence Award

“It was a complete surprise but a great honour to be recognised in this way. I am committed to doing all I can to ensure that the importance of procurement to the public sector and – equally importantly – the professionalism of those involved in procurement is recognised and valued. This GO Award will be a constant stimulus to me to maintain that commitment.”
John F McClelland CBE
GO Lifetime Achievement Award