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Ready for Business win a GO Award

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The Scottish procurement community’s finest celebrated recently at the Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards Scotland 2012/13, held at the Marriott hotel in Glasgow.

The GO Awards Scotland recognise public sector procurement excellence, celebrate Scotland’s thriving business community and, for the past five years, have been the benchmark by which progress in public commissioning has been measured.

Alistair Merrill, Director, Procurement and Commercial, Scottish Government, said of the Awards:

“Scotland is at the leading edge of procurement reform and the GO Awards are a unique platform to showcase excellence at a time when the expectations upon public procurement are greater than ever.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for organisations to share best practice, demonstrate innovation and recognise achievement in all aspects of their procurement activity.”

This year’s winners included some of the country’s leading procurement innovators, including Renfrewshire Council, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and Brookfield Multiplex Ltd, Capital Document Solutions, Ready for Business, Scotland Excel and Health Facilities Scotland.

Ready for Business, winners of this year’s GO Best Supplier Engagement Initiative of the Year Award, said:

“We feel absolutely delighted to win and it’s recognition for our innovative programme. We’d like to thank the Scottish Government for supporting us and recognising the role we can play in delivering the objective, which is all about sustainable procurement and recognising the role that the third sector can play in delivering public services. It’s fantastic.”

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1. The GO Awards Scotland 2012/13 are held in conjunction with Procurex Scotland 2012, held annually at the SECC, Glasgow and supported by the Scottish Government

2. Full list of GO Awards Scotland categories and winners is as follows:

  • GO Best Service Award – Sponsored by Tracker
    WINNER: Capital Document Solutions
  • GO / John F McClelland Collaborative Procurement Initiative of the Year Award – Sponsored by Delta eSourcing
    WINNER: Scotland Excel – Social Care Team, Secure Care Contract
  • GO Procurement Innovation or Initiative of the Year Award – Sponsored by Mastercard
    WINNER: Health Facilities Scotland
  • GO Procurement Leadership of the Year Award – Sponsored by the Local Government Procurement Network
    WINNER: Renfrewshire Council
  • GO Best Supplier Engagement Initiative of the Year Award – Sponsored by Tracker Spend Analysis
    WINNER: Ready for Business
  • GO Sustainability and CSR Initiative of the Year Award – Sponsored by PASS
    WINNER: NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and Brookfield Multiplex Ltd
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Scottish Government Procurement Team
  • GO Team of the Year Award
    WINNER: Renfrewshire Council
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Frameworks Scotland Team

For further information, contact:

Michael Crosby, Communications and Social Media Officer, BiP Solutions, 0141 270 7350, [email protected]

Kevin McFarlane, Communications and Social Media Manager, BiP Solutions, 0141 270 7396, [email protected]

Bec Ewing, Head of Marketing, BiP Solutions, 0141 270 7389, [email protected]


Images from the evening will be available from Wednesday. Please contact any of the above for images.