GO Excellence in Public Procurement Awards – the Winners!

GO awards comunitasNancy Clinton and I were at the GO Excellence in Public Procurement Awards held in the glittering surroundings of the Midland Hotel, Manchester last night.

It was a very enjoyable evening, with 500 people, mainly practitioners with a sprinkling of suppliers and others, celebrating the best in public sector procurement. The food was OK, the £1 for the cloakroom a bit petty (sort it out, Midland Hotel). At last year’s event, we had David Smith’s band, the Front Covers, as the after dinner entertainment. This year it was a genuinely amazing mindreader, Kennedy.

The awards were presented by Beccy Meehan, a North-West BBC news presenter, who did pretty well with an increasingly rowdy crowd. She was taller than anyone who received an award the whole evening - in some of the pictures she towers over the recipients (see above)!

Here is the full list of winners - well done to them, all the Highly Commended entries and indeed all the shortlisted organisations. We will have a full review of the evening next week, plus we will be featuring some of the interesting case studies over the next few weeks here too.

GO Sustainability / Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year Award

Scotland Excel

GO Contract Management Initiative of the Year Award

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.

GO Small Business/Third Sector Engagement Initiative of the Year Award

Kirklees Council

GO Best Service Award – Health and Social Care Organisations

Communitas Clinics

GO Best Service Award – Other Organisations

Greenwich Service Solutions

GO Procurement Innovation or Initiative of the Year Award – Health and Social Care Organisations

NHS Wales Shared Serviced Partnership  - Procurement Services

GO Procurement Innovation or Initiative of the Year Award – Local Government and Consortia

Nexus -  Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive

GO Procurement Innovation or Initiative of the Year Award – Other Organisations

South London SEN Commissioning Programme

GO Procurement Team of the Year Award – Health and Social Care Organisations

South West Commissioning Support

GO Procurement Team of the Year Award – Local Government and Consortia

Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar  (Outer Hebrides)

GO Procurement Team of the Year Award – Other Organisations

University of Glasgow

GO Procurement Leadership of the Year Award

Skills Development Scotland

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