23 October 2018, Marriott Hotel, Glasgow


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GO Awards Scotland 2017/18 – Winners Announced!

The Winners and Highly Commended entrants for the Scottish Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2017/18 were recently announced at a sold-out ceremony at the Marriott Hotel, Glasgow on Wednesday 25 October 2017.

Hosted by TV presenter Sarah Heaney, the sold out ceremony, was the glittering climax to Scotland’s Festival of Procurement and saw nearly 500 delegates from the Scottish public procurement community go head to head to win a coveted GO Award.

All of our winners are automatically fast-tracked into the UK National GO Awards 2018/19 to have their submissions bench-marked on a national level, and you could join them too! The categories will be announced shortly, but you can register your interest now to be in with a chance to have your organisation, team or project recognised!


Scotland winners

  • "We are absolutely thrilled at this recognition."

    Denis McFaddenICT team leader

  • "The GO Awards are a fantastic morale booster ... it is great to take time to celebrate success"

    Scottish Natural Heritage

  • "The GO Awards are the procurement Oscars – winning an Award here recognises you as an expert in your field."

    Skills Development Scotland

  • "We feel fantastic to win this GO Award; it is really good to be recognised for all our procurement team’s hard work."

    The University of Glasgow

  • "We are speechless to win and very chuffed; we have come a long way in a very short time. It is great to have all our hard work gratified by this Award."

    Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar

  • "The GO Awards are great because they help companies build their reputation within the public sector."

    Maindec Computer Solutions

  • "It is the passion and commitment of procurement professionals across the Scottish public sector that has built our reputation for excellence. That’s why I am delighted to support the GO Awards."


  • "Being a judge at the Go Awards is a real highlight in my year. I would encourage everyone who is proud of a piece of work to enter and aspire to be recognised as being the best of the best."

    Alison BrownAssociate Director of Business Development

  • "I’m really privileged to be a judge in the GO Awards. Entrants are encouraged to use this as an opportunity to gain recognition for their achievements and a way to celebrate innovation."

    Sharon SmythDirector of Supplies and Services Division, Central Procurement Directorate, Northern Ireland