Collaborative Procurement Initiative Award
Collaboration is a vital ingredient for successful public procurement. Organisations that embrace the sharing of ideas, information and insights can move faster and more effectively to achieve their goals. But collaboration isn’t always easy – so this Award is as focused on how organisations have overcome friction and cultural differences in their pursuit of better outcomes as it is on those for whom the whole concept of collaboration has been second nature.
Collaboration can happen at different stages within a procurement process or be core to how an organisation functions – in either case, this category recognises evidenced gains that have been achieved through a joined-up approach, whether they be financial or a positive impact in other areas such as social or environmental benefit.
This category embraces the idea that collaboration knows no borders – so while the organisation submitting the entry must be based in Scotland, the collaboration can be with any organisation (or organisations) either within or outside the country.
Open to: Scottish public sector organisations, collaborating with other public or private sector organisations within or outside Scotland.
Timescale: A GO Awards submission in this category must cover activity during the period January 2021 to June 2022.
Please describe the procurement exercise that was undertaken, identify the partner organisations and, if different, to whom the contract is being delivered. Please include details of why a collaborative approach was undertaken, the aims and deliverables that were desired and the critical success factors to successful delivery. (This answer will not be scored)