The GO Supplier Relationship Management Award focuses on buyers and/or organisations within the supply chain that manage their suppliers in the most effective, productive and collaborative way, ensuring positive outcomes for all involved.
The award is designed to highlight examples of best practice and outstanding outcomes, where buyers have worked to ensure that their management and expenditure has helped to ensure the delivery of additional benefits throughout the supply chain, with a focus on ethical considerations such as delivering social value or eliminating modern slavery.
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, private and third sector organisations (private sector via buyer endorsement).
1Please describe the contract exercise that your organisation was undertaking, including the development of your supplier relationship management process, whether other organisations were involved, the initial expectations and how the process was implemented?
2What aspects of undertaking supplier relationship management have been particularly innovative, creative or ground-breaking, and what ethical aspects was it intended to deliver?
3What were the challenges in implementing this process and how did you overcome them? How did the supplier market react to this undertaking?
4What level of interaction was undertaken to encourage suppliers to work with your organisation to deliver ethical outcomes, such as Social Value, Modern Slavery or emission reductions and were initial expectations achieved?
5What were the expected outcomes of this initiative, and what success has been achieved to date? Please provide evidence of specific targets set, feedback received (particularly from those directly involved in the initiative) and performance or other measurable benefits achieved.
6Has your organisation promoted and shared the benefits gained from this initiative? What level of engagement has been achieved with stakeholders, including local communities and the supply chain?