Scotland Excel


25 Sep 2019

Entry to prestigious Supplier Excellence Awards now open!

The Supplier Excellence Awards are one of the biggest occasions in the Scottish procurement calendar

Supplier Excellence Awards logo

Scotland Excel has launched its biennial Supplier Excellence Awards, opening entry to eight categories including a new one, Small Business & Third Sector, for businesses with fewer than 20 employees and social enterprises.

The awards are free to enter and recognise the innovation and excellence of suppliers who go the extra mile to support the delivery of 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 ensure 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 to gain recognition for suppliers among their peers and customers and the ceremony itself is always a glittering occasion, allowing suppliers, customers and stakeholders to come together to celebrate the very best practice in Scotland’s public sector supply chain.”                        

 The eight award categories are:

  • Community Benefits
  • Customer Service
  • Environmental Practices
  • Innovation
  • Partnership Working
  • Workforce Development
  • Small Business & Third Sector 
  • Value for Money

Suppliers to Scotland Excel’s members and associate members can enter the awards at https://supplierexcellenceawards.holyrood.com/ up to the closing date of 5pm on Monday, 4 November 2019.

The winners will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony and dinner at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow on Thursday, 20 February 2020, which is co-located with Scotland Excel’s annual conference on 20 and 21 February.