Best Infrastructure or Capital Project Award

Government builds big – think Crossrail, HS2 and the Queensferry Crossing Bridge.  But it also builds local, with major projects across defence, health and education, amongst others. This Award recognises projects of scale, initiatives that are long-lasting, high risk and difficult to deliver; but which make a massive difference to the people who use them and to the Scottish and UK economy as a whole. Often with complex and diverse supply chains, these projects incorporate all aspects of successful procurement, including commissioning, design, sustainable procurement, social value contract management and more.  

Open to: Scottish public sector organisations and private/voluntary organisations from within or outside Scotland with documented support from a sponsoring authority ‒ for example, a written statement with the name and position of the sponsor, either within the submission or as an attachment.

Timescale: A GO Awards submission in this category must cover activity during the period January 2021 to June 2022.

Entry Questions

Background
Please describe the infrastructure project that your organisation has helped to deliver, the timelines involved, the requirement for the project and for whom the contract is being delivered. Please include details of why the procurement was undertaken, the aims and deliverables that were desired and the critical success factors to successful delivery. (This answer will not be scored)

Please explain what aspects of the project were particularly ground-breaking or cutting-edge and how did this impact on the delivery of the project, particularly in determining the best route to market and the outcomes that were achievable.

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

Please explain what outcomes have been achieved to date, since the commencement of the contract and whether these match the deliverables anticipated at the outset. Please provide evidence of specific targets, key milestones, feedback received and performance indicators, service levels or other measurable benefits achieved. (Please include empirical evidence to support your answer)

Please detail any form of employment initiatives, such as Community Benefits, to deliver social outcomes, such as creating employment for the long-term unemployed or apprenticeships for school leavers? (Please describe and evidence the outcomes achieved.)

In what areas has the contract 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)

As a result of this procurement, have these outcomes/benefits been shared both internally, across your organisation and with other organisations to help shape future procurement?