Contractor of the Year Award

This new category is intended to offer the public sector the opportunity to recognise the organisation (private or third sector) that they believe has been the most outstanding contractor in terms of not only contract delivery, but also in how they have exceeded the expectations of the customer.

Applications can only be submitted by public sector bodies and the judges will be looking for evidence as to why the nominated contractor should be considered, whether through the delivery of an innovative approach, their approach to tackling sustainable issues, initiatives to build diversity into their supply chain, their engagement with stakeholders and end-users or any other reason that they merit consideration.

This award is intended to recognise outstanding delivery from the contracting community and will focus on what has been achieved, irrespective of the size of the contract or contractor.


Open to: Scottish private sector organisations who have been nominated by a contracting authority.

Timescale: A GO Awards submission in this category must cover activity during the period January 2022 to June 2023.

Entry Questions


Please describe the procurement undertaken and to whom the contract is being delivered. Please include details of why the procurement was undertaken, the aims and deliverables that were desired and the outcomes that were achieved that led to the nomination of the contractor for this award.

In what areas has the contractor exceeded the expectations of the authority, stakeholders and/or end users, such as through innovation or social/environmental initiatives, delivering over and above the core requirement. (Please provide evidence to support this)

What aspects of the contractor’s approach have been particularly innovative, creative or ground-breaking (while remaining within the bounds of procurement legislation)?

Please explain what outcomes have been achieved to date, since the commencement of the contract and explain whether these exceed the deliverables anticipated at the outset. (Please include empirical evidence to support your answer)

Please describe any barriers to success that were encountered, whether during the procurement exercise or at implementation of the contract and explain how these were overcome

Have the outcomes/benefits arising from the actions of the contractor in this procurement been shared both internally, across your organisation and with other organisations to help shape future procurement?