23 October 2018, Marriott Hotel, Glasgow


GO Awards Scotland 2018/19 – Finalists Announced!

Thank you to all who showed an interest in the Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards Scotland 2018/19.

As one of the leading countries in the world for best practice procurement, as you would expect, the standard of the submissions from 2018/19 raised the bar! So, thank you! Well done to everyone who entered and congratulations to those who reached the finalist stage from the many entries into the Scottish Awards.

We are now delighted to reveal that the finalists in each category have been decided. All entries were reviewed by a panel of judges made up of experts in UK procurement including Ainslie McLaughlin, Director of Procurement and Commercial at Scottish Government; Nikki Bell, Head of Commercial Policy & Project Assurance at Scottish Government and Martin Street, Strategic Sourcing Director at NHS National Services Scotland.  All members of this year’s judging panel can be viewed here.

The finalists in the GO Awards Scotland 2018/19 are:

GO Best Service Award: Medium and Large Organisations

  • APS Group
  • Capital Document Solutions Limited
  • Critiqom Limited and South Ayrshire Council
  • Dolby Vivisol
  • HP Inc UK Ltd
  • Lyreco UK Limited
  • Pertemps
  • Warmworks Scotland

GO Best Service Award: Micro and Small Businesses and Third Sector Organisations

  • ACL Hire Limited
  • Amalgamate Safety Risk Management Ltd
  • Flexitricity
  • IntelliCentrics, with NHS Tayside
  • Re-Tek UK Ltd
  • Who Cares? Scotland

GO Infrastructure Project of the Year Award

  • Glasgow City Council
  • Renfrewshire Council
  • Transport Scotland (for entry Forth Replacement Crossing)
  • Transport Scotland (for entry A737 Dalry Bypass Project)
  • University of Strathclyde

GO Procurement Innovation of the Year Award – Taking the procurement function forward

  • Angus Council
  • Kibble Education and Care Centre
  • NHS Scotland National Procurement
  • Renfrewshire Council
  • South Ayrshire Council
  • Scottish Borders Council, JobCentrePlus and Borders College
  • Scotland Excel
  • Scottish Government – eCommerce Service and Best Practice Team
  • Scottish Government – ICT Procurement Team
  • University of Strathclyde, DHI, NHS NSS, Scottish Government

GO Procurement Leadership of the Year Award

  • Angus Council
  • Scottish Government – Central Government Procurement Shared Services Team
  • Scotland Excel
  • Scottish Water

GO Procurement Project of the year award (above £20m value)

Category Sponsor:

  • Angus Council
  • Perth and Kinross Council
  • Police Scotland
  • Scottish Prison Service

GO Procurement Project of the year award (sub-£20m value)

  • NHS Scotland National Procurement
  • North Lanarkshire Council
  • Renfrewshire Council
  • Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
  • Scottish Parliament
  • SEEMiS and Scotland Excel
  • South Ayrshire Council

GO Procurement Team of the Year Award: Central Government & Healthcare Organisations

  • NHS Highland
  • NHS Lanarkshire
  • NHS Scotland National Procurement Equipping Sourcing Team, working with NSS Health Facilities Scotland Equipping Team
  • Scottish Government – More Powers Procurement Implementation Team

GO Procurement Team of the Year Award: Local Government & Other Organisations

  • Historic Environment Scotland
  • South Ayrshire Council
  • Stirling Council
  • University of Strathclyde

GO Social and Community Benefit in Procurement Award: Other Organisations

  • Highlands and Islands Enterprise
  • Money Matters Money Advice Centre
  • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Strathclyde

GO Social and Community Benefit in Procurement Award: Central Government & Local Authorities

  • Aberdeen City Council
  • Glasgow City Council and Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure Ltd
  • Renfrewshire Council
  • Scottish Borders Council, JobCentrePlus and Borders College
  • Scottish Government – SG Procurement, Contract Management & Capability Team
  • South Ayrshire Council

GO Emerging Procurement Talent Award

Category Sponsor:

  • Professional Practice and Development Strategic Forum
  • Scotland Excel


For more information and to book a table at this prestigious Awards ceremony, please click here.