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Full List of Finalists for UK National GO Awards 2018/19 

UK National GO Awards 2018

The finalists for the UK National GO Awards 2018/19 have been announced!

BiP Solutions would like to congratulate everyone who has made it to the final stages of this year’s UK National GO Awards competition.

All UK National GO Awards finalists are invited to attend a special presentation at Procurex England North 2018 before the evening Gala Dinner on 24 April 2018 at the Hilton Deansgate Hotel, Manchester.

See the full list of 2018/2019 finalists below.

 GO Best Service Award: Medium and Large Organisations

  • APS Group
  • APS Group Scotland
  • Attain Health Management Services Ltd (Attain)
  • de Poel
  • London Luton Airport
  • Morrison Construction Scotland & East Ayrshire Council

GO Best Service Award: Micro and Small Businesses and Third Sector Organisations

  • Aspyre
  • Training and Communication Services Ltd
  • FIN Maintenance Limited working with Northern Ireland Water Ltd
  • iCOM Works Ltd
  • Oxygen Finance
  • SF Taylor
  • SR Supply Chain Consultants Ltd
  • Thomas Stoner Supplies Ltd
  • Who Are You Ltd – Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

GO Customer Engagement Award

  • AllChange Strategic Consulting Ltd
  • Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust
  • Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • NHS London Procurement Partnership
  • NHS South of England Procurement Services
  • NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS)
  • Northampton Partnership Homes
  • North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO)
  • Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
  • Welshpool Town Council

GO Emerging Procurement Talent Award

  • City of Glasgow College
  • Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Squadron Medical, West Cheshire College
  • Elmbridge Borough Council
  • Skills Development Scotland

GO Infrastructure Project of the Year Award

  • Office for National Statistics
  • Transport Scotland

GO Leading Procurement Practice Award (Central & Health)

  • Crown Commercial Service and Government Digital Service
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • East Riding of Yorkshire in partnership with Attain Health Management Services Ltd (Attain)
  • Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • NHS Wales Informatics Service
  • Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

GO Leading Procurement Practice Award (Local Government & Other Organisations)

  • Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd
  • Futures Housing Group
  • Liverpool City Council
  • Loughborough University
  • Scotland Excel
  • Tunbridge Wells Borough Council

GO Procurement Innovation / Initiative of the Year Award: Health and Social Care Organisations (Central Government, Local Government & Other Organisations)

  • Essex Planning Officers Association (EPOA)
  • Kibble Education and Care Centre
  • Lincolnshire County Council (for entry Lincolnshire Home Based Reablement Service)
  • Lincolnshire County Council (for entry Block Bed Capacity)
  • Liverpool City Council
  • Ministry of Justice
  • NWSSP Procurement Services, Commissioning & the National Collaborative Commissioning Unit
  • Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Cleveland Police and NHS England
  • Wigan Council

GO Procurement Innovation / Initiative of the Year Award: Health and Social Care Organisations (Health & Social Care Organisations)

  • Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (for entry Healthcare Inventory and Cost Management System)
  • Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (for entry Tail End Spend Management Services)
  • Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (for entry Real Time Healthcare Tracking and Patient Flow Systems)
  • Crown Commercial Service (with NHS Digital)
  • East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub
  • Ingenica Solutions & Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • NHS Lancashire Procurement Cluster
  • NHS London Procurement Partnership (LPP)
  • NHS Luton Clinical Commissioning Group, Attain & Herts Urgent Care
  • NHS National Services Scotland National Procurement (NHS NSS NP)
  • NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit
  • NHS Wales Informatics Service
  • NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP)
  • Public Health England

GO Procurement Innovation / Initiative of the Year Award: Local Government, Central Government and Other Organisations (Local Government & Central Government)

  • Carmarthenshire County Council
  • Cheshire East Council
  • Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), part of the MOD
  • DWP & Basware
  • Falkirk Council
  • Liverpool City Council
  • North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO)
  • Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Swansea Council
  • Transport Scotland
  • West London Alliance

GO Procurement Innovation / Initiative of the Year Award: Local Government, Central Government and Other Organisations (Other Organisations)

  • AllChange Strategic Consulting Ltd
  • Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd
  • Kent Police, Essex Police & Sharpe Pritchard LLP
  • Loughborough University
  • Metropolitan Police & DHL Supply Chain
  • Multitime Systems Ltd
  • NEUPC Ltd, Newcastle University, Durham University, University of Sunderland, Northumbria University, Teesside University
  • Newport Norse Limited
  • Northampton Partnership Homes
  • Public Sector Audit Appointments Ltd
  • STAR Procurement
  • Southern Regional College – Armagh
  • Transport for London, Rolling Stock Renewals

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

  • Countess of Chester Hospital
  • Lincolnshire County Council
  • NHS Commercial Solutions
  • NHS London Procurement Partnership
  • NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support, in partnership with NHS England (South), Co-Commissioners – Office of Police and Crime Commissioners (OPCCs)
  • North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group with Attain Health Management Services Ltd (Attain)
  • North of England Commissioning Support Unit

GO Procurement Team of the Year Award: Local Government, Central Government and Other Organisations (Local Government & Central Government)

  • BT South Tyneside & South Tyneside Council
  • Department for Transport on behalf of Government Commercial Function
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Durham County Council
  • Lincolnshire County Council
  • London Borough of Hounslow
  • Liverpool City Council
  • Ministry of Justice
  • North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO)
  • Peterborough Serco Strategic Partnership
  • Sheffield City Council
  • Transport Scotland
  • Welshpool Town Council

GO Procurement Team of the Year Award: Local Government, Central Government and Other Organisations (Other Organisations)

  • Aberlour Child Care Trust
  • Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd
  • Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service
  • Futures Housing Group
  • Kent Police and Essex Police Support Services Directorate
  • NHS Wales Informatics Service
  • Northern Ireland Water Ltd
  • Royal Berkshire Fire Authority, Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Fire Authority, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue, Thames Valley Police
  • STAR Procurement
  • Translink

GO Sustainable Procurement Award

  • Central Procurement Directorate (in conjunction with South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust & GRAHAM-BAM Healthcare Partnership)
  • Clanmil Housing Group
  • Coal Authority
  • ENGIE UK Ltd, North Tyneside Council, Furniture Resource Centre
  • NHS Wales Informatics Service
  • North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO)
  • Northern Ireland Water Ltd
  • Nottingham City Council
  • Scotland Excel
  • Sheffield City Council
  • Sustainable Fish Cities (part of Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming)

This year’s entries were reviewed by a panel of expert judges, many of whom work in senior procurement and associated roles for central, devolved and local government. David Smith, Former Commercial Director (DWP) is the 2018/2019 Judging Panel Chairman. We would like to thank David and all members of this year’s judging panel for their time.

About BiP Solutions

BiP Solutions is a leading provider of business intelligence services for organisations of all sizes. With over 30 years’ experience working with both buyers and suppliers, BiP helps businesses to identify and win contracts with both the public and private sector.

BiP brands include the Tracker business intelligence service, the Delta eSourcing solution for public sector buyers, as well as Defence Contracts International (DCI), training and consultancy provider PASS Procurement and a procurement-related events portfolio covering defence, health and the wider public sector.

For more information on the BiP Group, please visit http://www.bipsolutions.com.

Brand Update: Delta eSourcing v9.2

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You spoke – Delta eSourcing listened

Delta eSourcing has implemented a series of new features and improvements to its software based on the feedback received from customers.

These changes will be launched in the latest update – Delta eSourcing v9.2.

The new and improved Delta platform allows users to create a “Price” question within an ITT which allows suppliers to respond with a bid amount. This is just one of the changes to the software which improves efficiency for buyer users.

Delta eSourcing v9.2 has also included a maintenance update as the team have enhanced the Message Centre, Questionnaire Builder, Dynamic Purchasing Systems and the interface and speed of the site.

Delta is always looking to actively involve its clients; the team are hosting two webinar sessions where customers can ask any questions they have about the latest changes.

If you are interested, you can join the Delta team on 22 or 27 February, by signing up for this free webinar today.

Visit the Delta eSourcing website for more information or speak to a member of our team at Procurex England South 2018. 

BiP Launches New Website “Supply2Gov”

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Introducing the new BiP brand “Supply2Gov”.

The BiP Group, a leading provider of business intelligence solutions for the public and private sector, is pleased to announce the launch of “Supply2Gov”.

The new service will further strengthen BiP’s position as a market leader and it aims to assist small and micro businesses looking to find and win business within the UK public sector marketplace.

Supply2Gov offers free registration to new customers with a subscription to a local area of their choice. This means customers have the scalability to work with a solution that’s aligned with their business model and suits their cash flow.

Customers have the option to ‘pay as they grow’ as a cost-effective monthly plan and bi-annual and annual subscription options are available.

Simon Burges, CEO of the BiP Group, said:

I am delighted to announce the launch of BiP’s new brand, Supply2Gov.

“Supply2Gov is complementary to our current brand portfolio and demonstrates that BiP meets the needs of all customers.

“The Government is embracing change and investing heavily in UK small businesses. Supply2Gov is an excellent service for sole traders, micro and small businesses that want to get started with public procurement.”

Supply2Gov went live on 9 January 2018.

About BiP Solutions

BiP Solutions is a leading provider of business intelligence services for organisations of all sizes. With over 30 years’ experience working with both buyers and suppliers, BiP helps businesses to identify and win contracts with both the public and private sector.

BiP brands include the Tracker business intelligence service, the Delta eSourcing solution for public sector buyers, as well as Defence Contracts International (DCI), training and consultancy provider PASS Procurement and a procurement-related events portfolio covering defence, health and the wider public sector.

For more information on the BiP Group, please visit www.bipsolutions.com.

For additional information, please contact:

Melissa Russell

Supply2Gov Senior Marketing Executive

melissa.russell@bipsolutions.com

BiP Group expands reach with new Manchester office

BiP Group expands reach with new Manchester office

bip-group-manchester

The BiP Group, a leading provider of business intelligence solutions for the public and private sectors, is pleased to announce the launch of its new North of England office in the Media City area of Manchester to accommodate the company’s continued growth.

The new building, named Pacific House, will be open for business on 22 May. It will house two of the BiP Group’s brands, Ingenium and Promark Media, which have been acquired over the last two years.

Ingenium, which employs 35 staff and was previously based in Stockport, is a specialist in lead generation, content creation, data, surveys and online events, with clients including BT, Capita, KPMG, Deloitte, Hays, Apple and IBM.

Promark Media, which employs 30 staff and was previously based in Chorley, is one of the UK’s leading construction media companies with an established portfolio of digital magazines and online channels.

The bringing together of these brands in one central location will support BiP Group’s ambitious growth plans for them; as well as providing a presence in the North of England for other BiP brands.

A modern, open and well-located office, Pacific House represents a significant investment for the BiP Group and underlines our confidence in the future of our Manchester-based businesses.

Simon Burges, CEO of the BiP Group, said:

 I am delighted to announce the launch of BiP’s new North of England office in the Media City area of Manchester.

“The decision to expand our business presence into Manchester, and bring both of our recent acquisitions into one central location, was the next logical step in our growth and development strategy.

“Media City is a business growth area and our new location in Manchester will provide an excellent opportunity to further develop and expand our footprint across the North of England.”

Grahame Steed, Managing Director of Media and Marketing Solutions at BiP said:

 This is an exciting opportunity and one that gives us the space to grow and develop these businesses; each of which has tremendous potential.”

About BiP Solutions:

BiP Solutions employs 160 staff in Glasgow, and is the leading provider of business intelligence solutions for both the public and private sectors, with more than 30 years’ experience helping businesses identify and win contracts within both markets.
BiP’s brands include its Tracker business intelligence service, the Delta e-sourcing solution for public sector buyers and an events portfolio covering defence, health and the wider public sector. 

For more information on the BiP Group, please visit www.bipsolutions.com.

For additional information, please contact:

Grahame Steed

Managing Director, Media and Marketing Solutions, BiP Solutions

grahame.steed@bipsolutions.com

BiP Group’s Reach Expands

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Following BiP Solutions’ acquisition of Pro-Mark Media in April 2015, Pro-Mark  has successfully expanded into the defence sector, as well as building on the company’s long-standing involvement in the construction sector.

Owing to the success of the expansion, Pro-Mark Media is delighted to announce its move to Media City in Manchester, which is home to high-profile organisations such as the BBC and ITV. Although the sales team will be moving to Media City, it will be business as usual at Promark’s Chorley office, which is home to the production team.

In alignment with the exciting move, Pro-Mark Media is looking for New Business Development Managers and Telesales Executives to join its team of media professionals; the company is looking to attract some fresh, driven, talented individuals who have a drive and passion for media sales.

Pro-Mark Media Ltd is one of the UK’s leading digital marketing and communication companies, whose goal is to assist organisations to promote themselves to and connect directly with key decision makers across a range of high-value and influential market sectors, including construction and defence.

General Manager Ian Parker said: “The move is a significant step forward in our plans to expand the business and shows BiP’s intention to be at the forefront of digital media.”

For more information, contact:

Stacey Quinn, Promark Media Brand Marketing Manager

 0141 332 8247

 stacey.quinn@promarkmedia.co.uk

BiP Solutions’ expansion plans continue with Ingenium IDS acquisition

PartnershipLogosGlasgow-based BiP Solutions has today acquired data marketing experts Ingenium IDS Ltd. This acquisition is a perfect match for BiP which, for more than 30 years, has led the way in helping the public and private sectors work together. Ingenium IDS is a leading provider of advanced data marketing services including lead generation, content creation, data, surveys and online events that help deliver the right messages, to the right people, at the right time.

This latest acquisition, following its purchase of Promark Media in 2015, further strengthens BiP’s leading position as a provider of services that create value for buyers and suppliers at every stage of the supply chain.

CEO of BiP Solutions, Simon Burges, said: “This is an important step for the BiP Group and is a clear demonstration of our ongoing commitment to invest in and grow the business. Ingenium IDS has developed a fantastic range of innovative products and services that through this strategic acquisition will provide many benefits to the BiP Group and its customers. It’s a perfect fit and I am delighted to welcome their staff and senior management team into the BiP family.”

Director of Ingenium IDS, David Cross, said: “We are proud of what we have achieved over the last ten years in helping our clients to secure meaningful long-term business across the public sector, which started as a result of a marketing campaign initiated by ourselves. We are excited to join the BiP Group of companies which will allow us to grow and innovate to achieve outstanding results for our current and future clients.”

Since 2005 Ingenium IDS has helped companies to successfully market and generate demand for their products and services into different parts of the public sector, including Central and Local Government, Healthcare and Education. More recently they have extended their reach into the enterprise private sector space. Ingenium IDS addresses the challenges faced by sales and marketing departments to identify key organisations and stakeholders and to use tailored digital communications as a platform for demand creation.

Their services include:

  • Audience Generation for Events
  • Driving Whitepaper/Case Study Downloads
  • Independent Online Surveys
  • CRM Database Audit, Cleanse and Append

Ingenium IDS achieves outstanding results for its clients with a focus on transparent and measurable outcomes.

Contact Details:

Kenny Brogan

Head of Marketing

BiP Solutions

E – kenny.brogan@bipsolutions.com

T – 0141 270 7613

Announcing the launch of Delta V7

Delta V7

BiP Solutions is delighted to announce the launch of Delta V7, the latest release of Delta eSourcing – the EU-compliant, robust, secure e-procurement service for public sector organisations. BiP’s goal is to work on continuous investment in and improvement to the Delta eSourcing platform, and so it is with great pleasure that we release our new major version Delta V7.

This latest release of Delta eSourcing contains new features and enhancements to the service which will further improve the experience of the organisations that rely on Delta every day for all their procurement needs. The Delta team pride themselves on being responsive to customer needs and the ever-changing requirements of the marketplace. Delta V7 benefits from the new Dynamic Purchasing System Manager module.

The Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) Manager module is an efficient and wholly electronic framework procedure in which buyers can procure goods, works or services commonly available on the market. The buyer benefits from a refreshable pool of suppliers with companies which meet the selection criteria being able to join at any point. There is no limit to the number of suppliers which can access the DPS. The award of tenders can be quicker than under other procedures and minimum timescale for return of tenders is 10 days. The buyer can improve efficiency as there is no requirement to advertise in OJEU for each mini-competition and suppliers only need to deonstrate suitability once.

A series of training webinars are planned to ensure public sector organisations can make the most of this and the other new benefits available within the Delta service. Over 300 public sector organisations spanning all sectors entrust their e-procurement services to Delta eSourcing in the UK and globally, publishing over 6100 notices and generating over 2100 supplier bids in the past year alone.

Delta eSourcing has built a reputation for developing cutting-edge solutions which offer users intuitive design underpinned by superior customer service, and these latest developments to the service are expected to further enhance that reputation.

BiP End of Financial Year Celebrations

Staff Celebration

The Village Hotel was alive with celebration on the evening of 17 June when attendees from BiP and Promark filled the venue to celebrate another successful business year.

Not a person was left empty handed as our partygoers were greeted with a selection of beers, wines and soft drinks to commence the celebrations, followed by a multi-cultural buffet, accommodating every palate.

With the annual BiP Big Fat Quiz taking place to start the evening, the thinking caps were on as our players eagerly took part, all hoping for a chance to win the star prize of an overnight stay with dinner and bed and breakfast at the Village Hotel. In the end, Charles Andrews deservedly took home the coveted prize.

Perhaps the most anticipated portion of the night, however, may have been the awards ceremony, which saw a selection of employees taking home some well deserved awards.

Well done to: Events for winning Non-Sales Team of the Year; to Public Sector for winning Sales Team of the Year; to Grant Campbell for winning New Employee of the Year and to Lynne Scott for winning the Annual Outstanding Contribution Award.

Lynne Scott said: “It was a huge surprise! I wasn’t expecting to win and was just really happy with the nominations I’ve received for the year. It definitely brightened up my weekend. All contenders had a fantastic chance of winning and it’s important to recognise employees who go above and beyond their required duties.

“The monthly nominations give a boost to staff morale. They provide an opportunity to nominees to treat themselves with the vouchers as a thank you for their hard work and dedication. Thank you!”

Round 2 for P4H

P4H

With P4H having taken place on 13 July, it was all hands on deck for BiP’s award winning Events team. Taking place this year at the NEC Birmingham, the success of last year’s event was so great that P4H 2016 was held in a bigger venue.

Having now launched all their autumn events, the completion of P4H will only see the closing of one chapter, and the opening of another. There won’t be much downtime for the team when they morph right back into planning mode for the remaining autumn events.

Next up on the docket includes Procurex Wales Live, and this year is especially exciting as – for the first time – the GO Awards is heading to Cardiff, bringing a night of procurement celebrations to Wales.

With events such as Procurex Scotland Live, the GO Awards Scotland, LGPE and HSCA also on the horizon, autumn 2016 is gearing up to be a successful yet jam packed season for the Events team.

The team will soon be developing its strategy for spring 2017, because as Laura Aikenhead notes, “time flies when you live in events land.”

For more information, please contact Laura Aitkenhead at laura.aitkenhead@bipsolutions.com.

Grand time had at the Charity Race Night

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A grand time was had at the BiP Solutions Charity Race Night on 7 May, with £1255 raised for the Realising Dreams Foundation.

The charity team  welcomed guests to Dow’s bar Glasgow for a night of bets, banter and free buffet bites.

Party goers also enjoyed games of sit- down- bingo and a raffle.

The charity team would like to thank everyone who bought raffle tickets, sponsored horses, donated prizes and gave their time on the night.

All of the proceeds from the race night will go to the Realising Dreams Foundation, a charity that in the last year has helped young people from Able2Sail, Govan High School, and Tanzania’s Charity English Medium School, to name but a few.

For information on these and many more projects, visit http://www.realisingdreams.co.uk