Best Procurement Delivery Award

Scottish procurement covers an incredibly diverse range of services, supplies and works, delivered across the country by multiple organisations and procurement specialists.

This Award focuses on the outcomes achieved through successful procurement activity. Whether through innovative procurement approaches, outstanding supply chain management or brilliant engagement with stakeholders and end-users, it’s all about what has actually been delivered – with the evidence in place to support any claims made.

Submissions are welcomed from any size of organisation and in any sector. Recognition will be given to those entries that best demonstrate and substantiate real world benefits and outcomes through brilliant procurement activity.

Open to: Scottish public sector organisations

Timescale: A GO Awards submission in this category must cover activity during the period July 2022 to January 2024.

Entry Questions

Please describe the procurement exercise that was 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 critical success factors to successful delivery. (This answer will not be scored)

What level of market engagement/market scoping was undertaken, whether within your own organisation or with end users, potential providers or any other interested groups (e.g. third sector, voluntary sector, etc.) to determine the best route to market and the outcomes that were achievable and whether this helped you to determine the best procurement route to take.

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 include empirical evidence to support your answer)

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?