Category 1: Innovation through Procurement Award

 

Entries in this category will be required to demonstrate how an exemplary approach to the public procurement of innovation has been adopted in practice, with clear examples of the actual public procurement of innovation, supported by lessons that peers can learn from.

 

The judging panel will reward nominations that demonstrate originality, in particular, new and creative solutions to challenging issues.

 

 

Audience:

Applications for this Award are open to public sector candidates.

Category 2: Corporate Social Responsibility Award

 

This Award will recognise outstanding achievement in delivering environmental benefits for Wales via public procurement.


Entries will acknowledge individuals or teams who have been innovative in achieving substantial environmental progress via carefully crafted initiatives/projects and who have gone above and beyond contract requirements.


The judging panel will be expecting entries to clearly evidence not only the achievements of the candidates, but also the mechanics of how these achievements have been made possible.

Audience:

Applications for this Award are open to public and private sector candidates.

Category 3: E-Procurement Award

 

This Award recognises best practice in the use of:

 

• E-Procurement by a public sector organisation, or;

• E-Procurement by a private sector organisation that is doing business with a public sector client.

Entries must demonstrate how E-Procurement, including E-Sourcing, and other tools, have been used effectively and/or innovatively as a positive force for change, with clear evidence of the benefits that have materialised.

Audience:

Applications for this Award are open to public and private sector candidates.

Category 4: Supplier of the Year Award

 

The Supplier of the Year Award recognises a supplier that has provided a ‘best in class’ service /product / good to the public sector.

Business sectors considered as part of this Award category include (but are not limited to) construction, social care, transport, professional services (legal, financial, consultancy & facilities and management services), education & training and healthcare.

The judging panel will be particularly interested in how the supplier has made a telling contribution to Wales and it’s citizens, through its public supply performance.

 

Audience:

Applications for this Award are open to private sector candidates.

Category 5: Most Progressive Public Procurement OrGANISation

Entries for this category should be able to demonstrate that they have taken the Welsh Procurement Maturity Model and used this as a framework for developing their procurement capability.


This demonstration could be in response to recommendations from a formal procurement fitness check or through self assessment against the Maturity Model and progression of a resulting action plan.


The judging panel will reward submissions that can evidence significant progress, irrespective of the starting level of procurement maturity.

 

Audience:

Applications for this Award are open to public sector candidates.

Category 6: Most Improved Supplier in Tendering

 

This Award recognises a supplier that has fully committed themselves to elevating their public sector tendering success rate.

 

The judging panel will be particularly interested in the diverse and innovative ways and means suppliers have used to:
• Improve their tendering approach;
• Increase their success rate, and;
• Ensure continued achievement via the their commitment to deliver tendering excellence.

Entries are open to both suppliers who are relatively new to tendering, and those suppliers who have been tendering for some time.

Audience:

Applications for this Award are open to private sector candidates.

Category 7: Young Professional of the Year Award

 

Entries for the Young Professional of the Year award need to demonstrate original cutting edge work, conducted in an innovative way and with potential to influence public procurement strategies, practices, policies and laws in the future.

By young professional we mean those who are at the start of their career. Themes considered as part of this Award include (but are not limited to):

- supply chain management,

- e-procurement,

- procurement law,

- procurement process,

- re-engineering, and,

- sustainable procurement.

Audience:

Applications for this Award are open to public and private sector candidates.

Category 8: Procurement Collaboration Award

 

This category rewards a collaborative and team based approach to the delivery of a
public opportunity, in order to deliver a successful procurement outcome for all concerned.

Entries must demonstrate how they have worked effectively in a collaborative fashion – aspects such as initiative, leadership
and creativity will be considered by the judging panel, as will the outcomes of the collaboration.

Such nominations must clearly evidence the art of effective collaboration and spell out any lessons from which others can learn.

 

 

 

Audience:

Applications for this Award are open to public and private sector candidates.

Category 9: Community Benefits Award

 

The Community Benefits Award celebrates how public procurement can impact positively upon a range of areas including:
• Recruitment and training of economically inactive people,
• Ensuring disadvantaged groups are represented in the supply chain,
• Contributing to the local community in terms of education, and,
• Regeneration and community engagement.

Entries will acknowledge public procurement teams that have been innovative in achieving substantial social progress via carefully crafted procurement initiatives/projects and public sector suppliers who have been exemplary in delivering these community benefits in practice.

The judging panel will be expecting entries to clearly evidence not only the achievements of the candidates, but also the mechanics of how these achievements have been made possible.

Audience:

Applications for this Award are open to public and private sector candidates.

Category 10: Outstanding Contribution Award

 

Entries for the Outstanding Contribution Award are open to individuals or teams who can demonstrate their unique and significant contribution in terms of implementing major strategic public procurement initiatives and in driving change and leadership in order to help modernise Wales.

The judging panel will be expecting entries to clearly evidence not only the achievements of the candidates, but also the mechanics of how these achievements have been made possible.

 

  

 

 

Audience:

Applications for this Award are open to public and private sector candidates.