24 April 2018, Manchester

CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

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 – sponsored by Delta eSourcing

  • 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 – Sponsored by LHC

  • 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 – Sponsored by Mercato Solutions

  • 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 Collaboration Award – Health – sponsored by Lyreco

  • City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust in collaboration with NHS Supply Chain
  • 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 – sponsored by Lyreco

  • 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 – sponsored by Lyreco

  • 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
  • NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership – Procurement Services
  • 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  Procurement Innovation / Initiative of the Year Award – Buyer – Health – sponsored by P4H

  • 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 – sponsored by NWG Business

  • 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 – sponsored by NWG Business

  • 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 –  Sponsored by Excel

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

GO Best Employment Initiative Award – Sponsored by Epson

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

GO Best Service Award – Local & Health – sponsored by Stannah Lift Services

  • 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 – sponsored by Stannah Lift Services

  • 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 Team of the Year Award – Health – sponsored by Hewlett Packard Limited

  • 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 – sponsored by Hewlett Packard Limited

  • 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 – sponsored by Hewlett Packard Limited

  • 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 Procurement Leadership of the Year Award – Sponsored by Lloyds Bank / mastercard

  • 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

 

Please note, the National GO Awards 2017/18 ceremony has now sold out. For any last minute availability, please email enquiries@goawards.co.uk.

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.