The best in public procurement
The GO Northern Ireland are Northern Ireland’s leading public procurement excellence awards and give your organisation an opportunity to share your success story.
Since 2003, The GO Awards have celebrated the best in public procurement from across the UK, with awards for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as the UK National GO Awards.
The GO Awards have two aims. Firstly, the Awards recognise the achievement and successes of procurement teams from all aspects of the public, private and third sectors. Awards celebrate achievement in leadership, innovation, social value and more. See all award categories here.
Secondly, the GO Awards serve to raise the profile of procurement as a whole, showing the importance and benefits of procurement for government, business and the UK public.
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Learn more about the entry process and the benefits for finalists here.
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Welcome Address: Des Armstrong
Des Armstrong is a Chartered Engineer; Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers; eminent Fellow of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply. Des is responsible for developing procurement policy and best practice across the Northern Ireland public sector. He provides specialist advice to Government Departments on procurement and construction matters.
Des is a member of the Procurement Board for Northern Ireland; Chair of the Construction Industry Forum (CIFNI) and Chair of Business & Industry Forum (BIFNI). He is Head of Profession for Programme and Project Management (PPM) for NI Civil Service.