21 March 2017, Hilton Manchester Deansgate

CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

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National GO Awards 2017/18 – Finalists Announced!

Thank you to all who showed an interest in the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2017/18.

As one of the leading countries in the world for best practice procurement, as you would expect the standard of the submissions this year has again raised the bar! So, thank you! Well done to everyone who entered and congratulations to those who have reached the finalist stage from the many entries into the National Awards.

We are now delighted to reveal that the finalists in each category have been decided. All the entries were recently reviewed by a panel of judges made up of experts in UK procurement including Ainslie McLaughlin, Director of Procurement and Commercial, Scottish Government; David Smith, Chairman, CIPS Nominations Committee; John Tizard, Independent Strategic Advisor and Commentator; and Elizabeth Welton, Head of Shared Procurement Service, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and Coventry City Council. All members of this year’s judging panel can be viewed here.

GO Sustainable Procurement Award

  • Business Services Organisation
  • City of Edinburgh Council
  • Liverpool City Council
  • London Fire Brigade
  • Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • NHS Lothian with IHS Lothian, Multiplex Construction Europe Ltd & Bouygues E&S FM
  • Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
  • Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
  • South Wales Fire and Rescue Service
  • TUCO Ltd

GO Contract Management Initiative of the Year Award

  • GS Plus Ltd
  • Met Office
  • Peterborough Highway Services
  • Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
  • Slough Borough Council & Castle Gate Legal and Commercial Ltd
  • Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

GO Best Customer Engagement Award

  • Aberdeenshire County Council Education and Children’s Services
  • Cheshire East Borough Council, Skills and Growth Ltd & WhyNotChange Ltd
  • City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
  • City of Edinburgh Council
  • Countess of Chester Hospital NHS  Foundation Trust
  • East Renfrewshire Council
  • National Procurement Service
  • North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium
  • NHS England
  • Nottingham City Council
  • St Helens Council
  • Welshpool Town Council

GO Procurement Team of the Year Award – Health

  • City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
  • Commercial Medicines Unit, Department of Health
  • Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • NHS England
  • NHS London Procurement Partnership
  • Public Health England
  • Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
  • Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
  • South, Central and West Commissioning Support
  • University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

GO Procurement Team of the Year Award – Local & Central

  • Crown Commercial Service
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • East Renfrewshire Council
  • Leeds City Council
  • Liverpool City Council
  • London Borough of Hounslow
  • Renfrewshire Council
  • Slough Borough Council – Adult Social Care Commissioning
  • Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
  • Welshpool Town Council
  • West Dunbartonshire Council

GO Procurement Team of the Year Award – Other

  • Historic Environment Scotland
  • HS2 Ltd
  • LGSS
  • NEPO
  • STAR Procurement
  • Transport Scotland
  • UK Shared Business Services Ltd
  • University of Huddersfield
  • University of Leicester
  • Wales and West Utilities
  • The Energy Consortium

GO Best Service Award – Local & Health

  • East Sussex County Council & National Star College (delivery organisation)
  • Kibble Education and Care Centre
  • NHS Wales Informatics Service
  • QE Facilities Ltd
  • Slough Borough Council, Slough Community Mental Health Team & Look Ahead Care and Support Ltd
  • Warwickshire County Council
  • Welshpool Town Council

GO Best Service Award – Private & Other

  • APS Group Scotland & Scottish Procurement and Commercial Directorate
  • BCM (Business Cost Management Ltd)
  • Consortium Procurement, Mosscare Housing Group & Goldshield Securus Ltd
  • ExecSpace
  • LGSS
  • MAP Chartered Surveyors
  • Office Depot UK Ltd

GO  Procurement Innovation / Initiative of the Year Award – Buyer – Health

  • Business Services Organisation
  • NHS Commercial Solutions
  • NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) on behalf of NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership (NHS CPP)
  • North of England Commissioning Support, NHS England & West Yorkshire – Finding Independence
  • North of England Commissioning Support
  • Public Health England
  • Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
  • NHS Commercial Alliance & National Ambulance Procurement Group

GO  Procurement Innovation / Initiative of the Year Award – Buyer – Local & Central

  • Carmarthenshire County Council
  • City of Cardiff Council
  • City of Edinburgh Council
  • City of Edinburgh Council
  • Crown Commercial Service
  • Crown Commercial Service (with YPO & ESPO)
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • East Dunbartonshire Council, East Renfrewshire Council, North Ayrshire Council, North Lanarkshire Council & Renfrewshire Council
  • East Renfrewshire Council
  • Liverpool City Council
  • National Procurement Service
  • Slough Borough Council – Adult Social Care Commissioning
  • South Tyneside Council & BT South Tyneside Partnership
  • Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

GO  Procurement Innovation / Initiative of the Year Award – Buyer – Other

  • Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd
  • Futures Housing Group
  • NEPO & NEPRO
  • North East Procurement Organisation
  • Scotland Excel
  • Scottish Prison Service
  • The Hyde Group
  • University of Edinburgh
  • Wave Energy Scotland, a wholly owned subsidiary of Highlands and Islands Enterprise
  • Welsh Government
  • West Midlands Police

GO Best Innovative Solution – Supplier

  • Ingenica Solutions & Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • LGSS
  • Oxygen Finance Ltd partnered with South Tyneside Council & BT South Tyneside
  • QE Facilities Ltd

GO Collaboration Award – Health

  • City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
  • NHS Arden & GEM Commissioning Support Unit in partnership with South Central & West CSU, North of England CSU and North East London CSU
  • NHS Clinical Evaluation Team
  • NHS London Procurement Partnership
  • NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) on behalf of the NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership (NHS CPP)
  • NHS Wales Procurement Service
  • Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Ipswich Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust & East of England Collaborative Procurement Hub
  • Public Health England

GO Collaboration Award – Local & Central

  • AGMA Procurement Hub
  • Carmarthenshire County Council, Ceredigion County Council, City and County of Swansea, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council & Pembrokeshire County Council
  • City of Wolverhampton Council, University of Wolverhampton and Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Leicestershire County Council
  • London Boroughs of Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Enfield & Newham
  • National Procurement Service
  • Nottinghamshire County Council

GO Collaboration Award – Other

  • Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd
  • Crown Commercial Service, YPO, TEC, ESPO, NEPO, West Mercia Energy & Ministry of Defence
  • EMSCU & The Police ICT Company
  • LGSS
  • London Underground
  • Office Depot UK Ltd
  • South Wales Police, Dyfed-Powys Police & Gwent Police
  • STAR Procurement
  • Transport for Greater Manchester
  • West Midlands Fire Service & Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service

GO Best Employment Initiative Award

  • City and County of Swansea
  • North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium
  • Nottingham City Council
  • Sovereign Housing Association

GO Procurement Leadership of the Year Award

  • Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd
  • Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • LGSS
  • NWSSP Procurement Services
  • Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
  • STAR Procurement
  • University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

 

Now is the time to recognise, promote and celebrate your organisation’s status as a GO Awards finalist.

Each finalist will be offered a discounted place at a special rate of £95.00 to attend the National GO Awards 2017/18 Gala Dinner, to be held on Tuesday 21 March 2017 at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate. A table of ten can also be booked at a cost of £900.00.

Alternatively, you may be interested in our new premium tables available at a special rate of £1150.00 which includes a premium location near the stage, five bottles of wine on your table (three white, two red), a professional group photo of your guests and place-name cards branded with your company logo.

To secure your place, please complete the online booking form before 5pm on Friday, 10 March 2017. Places will be booked on a first-come, first-served basis so please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. This event will sell out in advance.

In addition, all finalists are invited to attend a special GO Awards finalists’ presentation at the Procurex England North 2017 event, in advance of the Gala Dinner. As a finalist, you will receive a complimentary lunch and have the opportunity to meet and celebrate your success with other finalists, in the build-up to the main event. Attendance at the finalists’ presentation also gives you free access to the Procurex England North 2017 event, which features the inaugural CCS Showcase, to be hosted by Crown Commercial Service.