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NEW: Technology in Procurement Award


The new GO Award for Technology is intended to recognise the significant impact that technology has made to the delivery of public services.

Whether hardware, software, communications or AI, digital technology has impacted on most areas of the public sector, from health and defence to education and care.

This Award is designed to recognise the best use of digital technology. The category is open to all examples of its use to deliver better outcomes across the procurement sector, with the main focus on the outcomes achieved.


A GO Awards submission in this category must reflect activity by the team or organisation involved 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**

All public and third sector organisations.

**Evidence Keywords**

Digital, technology, hardware, AI, software, communication, mobile networks, 4G, 5G, works, supplies, services, innovation, defence, health, education, local government, central government, housing, police, ambulance.

1Please explain the scope of the procurement, the procurement route selected and the required levels of stakeholder, end user and market engagement prior to commencement.
2What were the key drivers behind this procurement and how did they shape the specification requirements?
3What specific challenges were faced in undertaking the procurement, and how were these overcome
4What were the expected outcomes of the procurement and what success has been achieved to date? Please provide evidence of specific targets set, feedback received and performance or other measurable benefits achieved.
5Has the contract exceeded the expectations of the contracting authority, stakeholders and/or end users – delivering value over and above the core requirement – and what evidence supports this?
6What additional benefits have been realised as a result of this procurement, and have these benefits been shared with other organisations to help shape their future procurement?
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