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21st April 2021

Overview

Recognising Excellence in Public Procurement and the Supply Chain

The GO Excellence in Public Procurement Awards have showcased those organisations leading the way in public procurement best practice across all UK nations: Scotland, Wales and most recently Northern Ireland as well as the cumulative UK National GO Awards.

Even before COVID-19, procurement in Northern Ireland was rapidly evolving as part of its transformation from back-office function to strategic player. Now, against the backdrop of a global pandemic, the stakes are even higher. Procurement is front page news and, as the crisis evolves into something resembling normality, public service delivery will be at the forefront of economic recovery.

That’s why the GO Awards Northern Ireland matter now more than ever. It’s time to recognise the tireless work and endeavour that underpins the delivery of critical services; to showcase the innovation and ingenuity that ensures public spend creates lasting social and economic benefit; and to mark the extensive collaborations and partnerships that exist across supply chains: whether to combat COVID-19 or deliver on the many other expectations of Northern Ireland’s citizens.

This year, for the first time, the GO Awards Northern Ireland will take place online. Using groundbreaking interactive technology, we will bring the GO Awards directly to you, allowing you to view the ceremony from a location of your choice. The virtual GO Awards will give you a rare opportunity to come together with your peers, colleagues and the wider procurement community and recognise the fantastic job individuals and organisations have done during and throughout  the current COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be virtual – but the outstanding Awards entries and the stories behind them are very real.

Entry for the GO Awards Northern Ireland 2020/21 is now open. Submission deadline – 5pm, 15 March 2021.

Enter the GO Awards

Event Host – Holly Hamilton, BBC Presenter

Holly Hamilton is an award-winning broadcaster currently found on BBC One, BBC Two, BBC News and BBC Sport. Originally from Co. Down in Northern Ireland, Holly has spent over a decade working on some of the UK’s biggest networks.

As one of BBC Breakfast’s most energetic presenters, Holly’s career has taken her from the famous red sofa to the green grass courts of Wimbledon where she was part of the BBC’s coverage from the All England Club last year and to the red carpet where she presented live from the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2018. You’ll also find her covering some of the biggest sporting events across the UK for BBC Sport on an almost daily basis.

Away from sport, Holly co-anchored an end of year review 1 hour special for BBC NI which was broadcast across Northern Ireland at the start of 2019.