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Honoured for excellence in procurement - GO awards

Honoured for excellence in procurement - GO awards

The Crown Commercial Service, ESPO as part of Pro5, Local Government Association and London ICT Programme have been honoured alongside the UK procurement community’s finest at the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2015/16, held at The Midland Hotel in Manchester last night, Thursday 26 February 2015.

Hosted by BiP Solutions Ltd, for the past 15 years the National GO Awards have been the benchmark by which excellence and progress in public sector procurement and commissioning has been measured.

Grahame Steed, Managing Editor of GO and Lead Judge, said of the Awards: “What a fantastic night! In another sell-out event, many of the UK's most high-profile public sector organisations gathered to celebrate procurement excellence at the National GO Awards in Manchester. These Awards were the biggest yet – a record amount of finalists complemented by a record number of attendees, competing in a record number of categories. Well done to all of this year's Winners and Highly Commended; the competition in each category was fierce and to take home a GO Award really is procurement excellence at its best!”

This year’s winners included some of the country’s leading procurement innovators, including the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, University of Glasgow and South London SEN Commissioning Programme.

A spokesperson for the Crown Commercial Service, Pro5, Local Government Association and London ICT Programme, this year’s Highly Commended recipient in the GO Procurement Innovation or Initiative of the Year Award – Other Organisations category, sponsored by Wacom Business Solutions, said of the award:

“We are ecstatic; this consortium will continue toward gaining better value for the taxpayer.”

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