Scotland Excel – the country’s Centre of Procurement Expertise for local government – has reached the final of a prestigious national awards ceremony.

The Renfrewshire-based organisation has been shortlisted in four categories of the Scottish GO Awards, which will be announced at the end of October.

Scotland Excel is in the running for:

  • Collaborative Procurement Initiative Award for its Children’s Residential Care and Education, including Short Breaks Framework
  • Contractor of the Year Award for GavHas Services – a supplier on its Domestic Furniture and Furnishings Framework
  • Developing Supplier Diversity Award for its Building Construction Consultancy and Property Maintenance and Refurbishment Frameworks
  • Procurement Team of the Year Award for its Flexible Procurement Team

Cllr John Shaw, Convener of Scotland Excel, said: “Being shortlisted for the Scottish GO Awards speaks volumes for the collaborative work we do to deliver efficient and collaborative frameworks for Scotland’s councils and also the value we bring to the country’s procurement landscape.

“We lead the way in many areas of public procurement, with innovation, supply chain diversity and sustainability rooted in everything we do. So we are absolutely delighted to have four entries shortlisted and we wish all other finalists the very best of luck.”

The organisation has a strong track record at both the Scottish and UK GO Awards which take place annually to celebrate excellence in public procurement.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Glasgow on Tuesday 31 October. You can view the full list of nominees on the GO Awards website at:

Note to news editors:

1) Scotland Excel is the centre of procurement expertise for the local government sector in Scotland. It is a non-profit making shared service funded by all 32 councils.

2) The Scottish GO Awards recognise public sector procurement excellence, celebrate the role public, private and third sector organisations play in supporting the delivery of public services and are the benchmark by which progress in public sector commissioning is measured.

By Ricky Kelly

Main writer for Renfrewshire News

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