23 October 2018, Marriott Hotel, Glasgow

CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

GO Awards Scotland – Submissions Open!

Government Opportunities (GO) is proud to announce that the GO Awards Scotland 2018/19 are now open for entries!

Taking place on the evening of Procurex Scotland 2018, the GO Awards Scotland 2018/19 ceremony will be held at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel on 23 October 2018 and recognise the achievements of those who make a real difference to the Scottish economy.

Whether you are a supplier to or a buyer for the public sector, the Awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate procurement excellence, gain best practice insight and meet fellow procurement professionals at the networking opportunity of the year.  The GO Awards are the glittering climax to Scotland’s Festival of Procurement and see over 500 delegates from the Scottish public procurement community go head to head to win a coveted GO Award.

There are 13 categories to choose from, including an array of new for 2018/19 categories to reflect Scotland’s ever-changing procurement landscape. After the success of the last year’s event, which saw over 50 finalists compete to win a coveted GO Award and entries from key public sector organisations the length and breadth of the country, this year’s Awards look set to be the most competitive yet!

And remember, all of our winners are automatically fast-tracked into the UK National GO Awards 2019/20 to have their submissions bench-marked on a national level, and you could join them too!

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Watch the Highlights from the GO Awards Scotland 2017/18

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."

    Ainslie McLaughlinDIRECTOR OF PROCUREMENT AND COMMERCIAL

  • "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