Scottish businesses to be recognised as entries open for national procurement awards

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SCOTLAND Excel has launched its biennial Supplier Excellence Awards today – opening entry to eight categories that will recognise public sector suppliers who go the extra mile.  

The awards are free to enter and recognise the innovation and excellence of suppliers who go above and beyond to support the delivery of Scottish public services.

Councillor John Shaw, Convener of Scotland Excel, said: “Scotland Excel is at the forefront of procurement for local government and we work hard to make sure public procurement supports the sustainable delivery of quality services across Scotland’s communities.  Our suppliers play a vital role in this and the Supplier Excellence Awards are designed to recognise exceptional achievement.

“The awards provide an unrivalled opportunity for suppliers to gain recognition among their peers and customers. The ceremony itself is always a glittering occasion – bringing suppliers, customers and stakeholders together, to celebrate the very best practice in Scotland’s public sector supply chain.”                       

 The eight award categories are:

  • Community benefits
  • Customer relationships
  • Environmental practices
  • Innovation
  • Supply chain diversity
  • Small business and third sector
  • Workforce development
  • Value for money

Suppliers to Scotland Excel member councils and associate members can enter the awards at up until the closing date of 28 February.

The winners will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony and dinner at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow on 11 May 2023.


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