GO Awards Scotland 2020/21 – Winners Announced!

Posted On: 10th November 2020

We are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s Go Awards Scotland have been revealed!

As always, the submissions for this year’s GO Awards Scotland were outstanding – our judges were blown away! The standard continues to rise year on year, and we would like to thank everyone who entered a submission this year.

This year’s event instead took place in an innovative new online format on the afternoon of Friday 6th November. While the event was virtual the recognition of the outstanding Awards entries and the stories behind them were very real.

Hosted by TV presenter Sarah Heaney and with an official welcome from Nick Ford, Director of Procurement and Property, Scottish Government – this year’s event – which took place online on Friday 6 November – announced 9 Highly Commended awards and 10 category winners from across Scotland’s public, private and third sector.

Each category winner went onto become a finalist for the GO Excellence Award – recognising the very best of the best in this year’s submissions.

The winners are…

This year there were an incredible ten categories, including the coveted GO Excellence Award. The judging panel, comprised of experts in the field of procurement, stressed that this year’s batch of entries was among the strongest ever.

The full list of winners is listed below – congratulations to them all!

Infrastructure or Capital Project of the Year

Winner: Transport Scotland for entry: A9 Dualling: Luncarty to Pass of Birnam Project

Highly Commended: Transport Scotland for entry: A9 Berriedale Braes Improvement Project

Best Procurement Delivery

Winner: Scottish Borders Council and the Supplier Development Programme

Social Value

Winner: Perth and Kinross Council

Highly Commended: Multiplex Construction Europe Ltd & University of Glasgow

University of Edinburgh

Best Contractor

Winner: Warmworks Scotland and The Scottish Government

Highly Commended: Bidfood, supporting NHS Scotland National Procurement

Supplier Relationship Management

Winner: The Scottish Government

Best Procurement Leadership

Winner: North Lanarkshire Council and the Supplier Development Programme

Procurement Team of the Year

Winner: City of Glasgow College

Highly Commended: The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service

COVID-19 Outstanding Response Award – Private Sector Organisations

Winner: ICL Tech Ltd

Highly Commended: Unico Ltd

Warmworks Scotland

COVID-19 Outstanding Response Award – Public Sector Organisations

Winner: NHS National Services Scotland for entry: NHS Louisa Jordan

Highly Commended: NHS Tayside (Procurement, Management and Laundry services), University of Dundee (Textile Design department and ‘Scrub Hub’), Halley Stevensons (Textile production), J&D Wilkie Ltd (Pattern cutting) and 500 Citizen sewers (Sewn in Tayside)

NHS National Services Scotland for entry: National Procurement

GO Excellence Award

Winner: NHS National Services Scotland for entry: NHS Louisa Jordan

Congratulations to all our winners, highly commended, finalists and to everyone who entered this year. Public sector procurement is leading the way in innovation, expertise, and professionalism and we are delighted to once again shine a light on the outstanding work been delivered every day across Scotland.

Join the best of the best

For 36 years BiP Solutions has been a part of public procurement’s incredible success story: and since 2002 we have been measuring its evolution as a profession and public service through the GO Awards Programme.

We have come a long way, but like the winners of our GO Awards, we strive to achieve so much more in the future.

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