EA Procurement Services Highly Commended at UK Finals

Tuesday 12th October 2021

Congratulations to our Commercial Procurement Services team who followed up their victory as ‘Procurement Team of the Year’ at the 2021 NI GO Awards by being highly commended in both ‘Social Value’ and ‘Best Procurement Delivery’ categories at GO’s UK national finals.

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The GO Excellence in Public Procurement Awards have showcased those organisations leading the way in public procurement best practice across the UK and it was a magnificent achievement for the EA’s Commercial Procurement Services team to have been nominated in a number of categories.

The team’s Dynamic Shortlisting System for below threshold construction procurement was highly commended in the ‘Procurement Delivery of the Year’ category. The entry was described as “an innovative approach to the perennial problem of low value contracts in construction, showing positive outcomes which exceed expectations and is highly popular with users.”

The new build Strabane Academy project, delivered in partnership with Woodvale Construction Company, was highly commended in the ‘Social Value’ category. The judges commented how the project has “provided multiple social benefits to the local area during the construction phase as well as a significant legacy post-completion.”

The team were also nominated in the categories ‘Best Procurement Delivery – Local Government’ and ‘COVID-19 Outstanding Response Award – Central Government Organisations’; and were one of only 14 nominees from across the UK for the ‘Procurement Team of the Year’.

Congratulations to everyone within Procurement Services on a magnificent year.

Last updated: 12/10/2021