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National GO Awards 2014/15 – Winners Announced!

Wednesday March 19th, 2014

The Winners and Highly Commended entrants for the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2014/15 were announced at a prestigious black tie ceremony in Birmingham tonight, 19 March 2014.

This finale marked another fantastic year for the Awards, with hundreds of highly impressive submissions each representing a snapshot of the tremendous pioneering work which is carried out every day within procurement in the UK.National GO Awards

All entries were recently reviewed by a panel of ten judges made up of experts in UK procurement including Sally Collier, the UK Government’s Deputy Chief Procurement Officer and Acting Managing Director of the Government Procurement Service; and Alastair Merrill, Director, Procurement and Commercial, at the Scottish Government. The Awards were presented to the well-deserving Winners and Highly Commended entrants at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Birmingham.

Grahame Steed, Managing Editor of GO and Lead Judge, said of the Awards: “Once again the National GO Excellence in Public Procurement Awards have demonstrated the depth and breadth of talent and innovation across the sector. The 2014/15 Awards have set a new benchmark, with finalists from across the UK showcasing some genuinely outstanding initiatives and advancements. Congratulations to all of them; and although there can only be a few Winners and Highly Commended, just achieving finalist status is a fantastic achievement itself.”

This year’s recipients were as follows:

GO Sustainability or Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year Award – Sponsored by PASS

Winner: Scottish Government Procurement Team

Highly Commended: Northumberland County Council

 

GO / John F McClelland Collaborative Procurement Initiative of the Year Award – Health and Health Related Organisations – Sponsored by Delta

Winner: East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub and East of England Perinatal Network

Highly Commended: NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group

 

GO / John F McClelland Collaborative Procurement Initiative of the Year Award – Non Health and Non Health Related Organisations Sponsored by Delta

Winner: London Boroughs of Ealing, Brent and Harrow

Highly Commended: Warwickshire County Council

 

GO Best Service Award Sponsored by Tracker

Winner: NAViGO Health and Social Care CIC and North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group

Highly Commended: APS Group Scotland and Scottish Procurement

 

GO Procurement Innovation or Initiative of the Year Award – Health and Health Related Organisations – Sponsored by Procurex

Winner: London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Highly Commended: NHS Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group

 

GO Procurement Innovation or Initiative of the Year Award – Non Health and Non Health Related Organisations – Sponsored by Procurex

Winner: LUL Stations and Crossrail – Innovative Contractor Engagement

Highly Commended: Medway Council

 

GO Team of the Year Award – Local Government and Consortia Sponsored by Local Government Procurement Network

Winner: Manchester City Council – trading as North West Construction Hub

Highly Commended: City of London Corporation

Highly Commended: YPO, NEPO and ESPO (on behalf of Pro5) and Crown Commercial Service

 

GO Team of the Year Award – Other Organisations – Sponsored by Supply

Winner: Crossrail – Rolling Stock and Depot Procurement Team

Highly Commended: Crown Commercial Service – Sourcing Operations Team

 

GO Procurement Leadership of the Year Award – Sponsored by BiP Solutions

Winner: LUL Stations and Crossrail Portfolio

 

GO Outstanding Contribution Award

Martin Rowark, Procurement Director, Crossrail Ltd

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