Recognising the best in public procurement.
Following the postponement of the highly anticipated GO Awards Wales in March, The GO Awards Wales took place on the afternoon of the 19th June 2020 and were the first ever procurement Awards to be held entirely online. The event was virtual – but the outstanding Awards entries and the stories behind them are very real.
Even before COVID-19, public procurement in Wales 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 Wales mattered now more than ever. It was 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.
Hosted by Magician Paul Martin and Officially Welcomed by Rebecca Evans, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd, this year the GO Awards Wales were delighted to announce 10 Highly Commended Awards, 9 Winners and 1 Outstanding GO Excellence Wales Winner, across our ten categories. Click here to view this years award recipients.
It’s a testament to the hard work that’s gone on with shared services procurement, project management, supply chain, stores and logistics to be able to put a system in place for the district nurses… which has allowed them to deliver improved services for their patients.
Absolutely over the moon. It has been a magnificent project to be involved with, the success of which is really down to collaboration and teamwork – team Wales’ approach to it – without which we wouldn’t be able to deliver.
We’re absolutely delighted to accept such a prestigious award. Clearly from the judges’ comments it was a tough award to win, so we’re delighted that the work has been recognised.
Real surprise, fantastic job to the Welsh Team. What makes us particularly proud to receive this award is the jobs it has created in Wales – fantastic result and well done to the team.
Delighted with this, it means so much to us. I would like to dedicate this award to our fabulous staff, who work so hard to support victims of domestic abuse in North Wales – thank you so much.
Absolutely delighted, this project really did focus on what the community required and our supplier required, and showed client departments coming together with the procurement team and SME development – really a team effort. Team Carephilly at its best.
We’re delighted to be an Event Partner Sponsor for the GO Awards Wales. Now more than ever, with all the challenges being faced, we’re delighted to hear some of the positive stories to celebrate your achievements throughout this year.
We’re delighted to be able to sponsor the GO Excellence Award, in recognition of the hard working individuals and organisations working in procurement across the public sector in Wales.
Absolutely delighted to be a sponsor for this year’s GO Awards. Our congratulations go out to all the finalists. You are all winners in your own way!
Lyreco is proud to be sponsoring the Procurement Project of the Year category. Well done to the finalists.
We have greatly enjoyed sponsoring Procurex and the associated GO Awards over the years
Delighted to be supporting the GO Awards Wales.