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Why Enter

The GO Awards Scotland recognise those organisations and teams that are making a real difference within public sector procurement.

Entering the GO Awards Scotland is your organisation’s chance to showcase your procurement project, team or initiative to your peers and demonstrate why your procurement team is one of the best in Scotland.

Even before COVID-19, public procurement in Scotland 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 Scotland 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 Scotland’s citizens.

If your organisation’s procurement projects are changing lives, exploring new ground or setting a standard for others to follow, then make sure the procurement world knows!

All GO Awards entries are judged by a panel of industry experts which has in the past included representatives from Scottish Government and Scotland Excel, among many others.

Why not share your story and let everyone know why Scotland is leading the world in best practice procurement?

All GO Awards Scotland highly commended and winning organisations will be announced online on the afternoon of the 6th November 2020. Winning organisations will gain automatic finalist status at the UK National GO Awards 2020/21 where they will compete against other winners from across the UK.

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Here are some of the key benefits of entering for public and private sector organisations.

Public Sector

  • Raise your organisation’s profile and share your success story with your peers
  • Have your work recognised by leading figures from the public procurement world
  • Learn from other excellent examples of best practice delivered throughout the year
  • Celebrate the fantastic contribution public procurement can make in Scotland
  • Meet suppliers from across Scotland with complimentary entry to one of procurement’s biggest events, Procurex Scotland Engage 2020, as a GO Awards finalist. All GO Awards Scotland finalists will receive complimentary entry
  • Meet fellow finalists and other procurement leaders at live interactive online ceremony. All finalists will have the opportunity to network with each other and leading industry experts.

Private Sector

  • Have your work and success with the public sector recognised
  • Test your procurement team or project against the best from across the country
  • Have your work reviewed by some of the leading public sector figures in procurement
  • Meet buyers and other suppliers from across Scotland with complimentary entry to one of procurement’s biggest events, Procurex Scotland Engage 2020.
  • Enjoy a first-class networking opportunity with procurement leaders as you meet fellow finalists from local government, the NHS, universities and the winder procurement sector at the live interactive online ceremony.