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Project of the Year (below-£20m value)

The GO Procurement Project of the Year Award is intended to recognise outstanding and successful procurement delivery within the public sector marketplace.

This award recognises the success of smaller contracting authorities in delivering projects below £20 million in value. Key to success in this category is the structure of the procedure, the deliverables achieved, the user outcomes and benefits delivered as well as savings banked and efficiencies achieved.

Projects can encompass goods, works or services or any mix of these, but the key requirement will be to show that the outcomes achieved went beyond anything previously delivered through procurement by the organisation applying.

A GO Awards submission in this category must cover activity during the period April 2017 to April 2019. The contract or initiative related to the submission must have commenced during this period to be eligible.

This award is open to public sector bodies.

1Please describe the project and the outcomes that were sought at the commencement of the procurement process and have these been achieved?
2What changes to the normal procurement process were initiated to ensure that the organisation could deliver an outstanding and successful project?
3What end user benefits and outcomes were anticipated, what barriers to achieving these were encountered and how were these barriers overcome?
4In respect of efficiency, what savings, in monetary or deliverable terms, were achieved and going forward what is the expectation of future savings? Please provide evidence of specific targets set, feedback received and performance or other measurable benefits achieved.
5How has this project impacted on the future procurement strategy of the organisation and how has this been adopted across the authority?
6What steps has the organisation taken to share the outcomes with the wider public sector and how has this been received?
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