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5 April 2022
Titanic Hotel, Belfast

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Best Contract Delivery


The effective delivery of public contracts is dependent on robust and innovative contractors and, in some instances, their supply chain.

The Best Contract Delivery Award for Businesses and Third Sector Organisations recognises the critical part that contractors play in ensuring end user expectations are met, or exceeded, while paying heed to issues such as efficiency and sustainability.

The focus is on the innovation in the works, supplies or services delivered, the engagement with end users, and the positive impact the submission has delivered.

Entries must have the support of the public or third sector body on whose behalf the organisation has delivered the contract.

Additional credit will be given to entries that provide evidence from end users of how the contract has positively impacted upon them.


A GO Awards submission in this category must cover activity during the period January 2020 to October 2021. The contract or initiative related to the submission must have commenced during this period to be eligible.

**Open to**

Private or third sector organisations endorsed by a public or third sector client, or by a private sector client acting as a prime contractor*.

*supported by confirmation from the sponsoring authority that the entry was undertaken successfully by the applicant, included as an attachment to the entry

**Evidence Keywords**

End user benefit, exceeding expectations, quality, compliance, best value, stakeholder involvement, end user engagement, partnership, joint venture, joint bidding, procurement capability, innovation, works, supplies, service delivery, micro, third sector, voluntary, charitable, micro-SME, small business.

1Please describe the contract that your organisation has delivered (including how long it has been provided for), the public or third sector organisation(s) to whom the contract has been delivered, and whether this is your organisation’s first such contract provision.
2What level of engagement has been elicited with the contracting organisation, third sector organisations, the voluntary sector, partner organisations, end users or any other interested groups in the design and delivery of the contract?
3What aspects of the contract provided have been particularly innovative, unique, creative and ground-breaking?
4How has the contract exceeded the expectations of both the buyer and end users – delivering over and above the core requirement – and what evidence supports this? What additional benefits in respect of employment, social or economic benefit or other legacy have been realised as a result of this contract?
5What aspects of the contract have been the most challenging to overcome, and how was this achieved?
6What were the expected outcomes of the contract, and what success has been achieved to date? Please provide evidence of specific targets set, feedback received and performance or other measurable benefits achieved.
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