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NEW: Contractor of the Year


Contractors play an important role in delivering public services and infrastructure, as well as being responsible for ensuring that commodities – from pens to PPE, from software to syringes – are delivered to the standards required.

A New category for 2021/22, the GO Contractor of the Year Award is designed to recognise the best contractors currently working in the procurement marketplace and to highlight the commitment, efficiencies and savings they drive through innovative procurement and continuous improvement.

Entries into this category can cover any size of contract, whether for supplies, services or works. However, the important aspect of this Award is that entries can only come from the public or third sectors, nominating a contractor they believe deserves special recognition for the role they play in delivering the required outcomes to the authority or the public.


A GO Awards submission in this category must reflect activity by a contractor during the period April 2019 to March 2021. The contract or initiative related to the submission must have commenced during this period to be eligible.

**Open to**

Public and third sector organisations only, who wish to nominate a private or third sector organisation.

**Evidence Keywords**

Best practice, innovation, initiative, commercial delivery, continuous improvement, savings, collaboration, partnership, supply chain, lean procurement, contract delivery, relationship management, efficiency, effectiveness, business benefit, outcomes, commercial benefit.

1Please provide an overview of the contractor that your organisation wishes to enter into this category.
2Please provide details of the contract(s) currently delivered by the contractor and the benefits this procurement was intended to achieve.
3How has the contractor exceeded expectations – delivering over and above the core requirement – and what success has been achieved to date? Please provide evidence of specific targets set, feedback received and performance or other measurable benefits achieved.
4What aspects of the contractor’s performance have been particularly innovative, unique, creative or ground-breaking?
5What benefits in respect of employment, social, economic, added value or other legacy have been realised as a result of this engagement, and have these benefits been shared with other organisations to help shape their future procurement?
6How has your organisation taken the lessons learned from working with this contractor to enhance other contracts or to spread the benefits to other organisations or stakeholders?
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