Winner at the GO Awards 2017

NHS Lothian with IHS Lothian, Multiplex Construction Europe Ltd & Bouygues E&S FM has been honoured for excellence within public procurement at the recent National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2017/18, which were held at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate on the evening of Tuesday, 21 March 2017.

The ceremony, which was hosted by UK procurement specialists, BiP Solutions Ltd, has been the benchmark by which procurement excellence is measured in the UK for over 15 years and was attended by key public sector organisations from across the whole of the UK.

Grahame Steed, Managing Editor of GO and Chair of the National GO Awards Judging Panel, said of the Awards: “This was an absolutely huge night for public sector procurement and demonstrated once again the ground-breaking initiatives that procurement teams across the UK are producing on a regular basis.

At a time when public sector budgets are being slashed and performances are under continued scrutiny, it’s a testament to the teams involved that their initiatives continue to save money and, in many cases, change people’s lives for the better.  

“Well done to all involved.”

NHS Lothian with IHS Lothian, Multiplex Construction Europe Ltd & Bouygues E&S FM
said of their win: “It's very important for NHS Lothian and all of our partners to be recognised for sustainable procurement.

“As a huge employer, NHS Lothian has a responsibility for procuring responsibly and developing sustainable practices. Winning this award is really nice – it gives us a bit of recognition in terms of the good work that we do because there are lots of people who actually make a contribution to make these things happen.

“What we do doesn't happen just by one or two people – it's a massive team effort, everyone getting behind it, so this evening is a real recognition of all of the good work that we do, and that's really important!”

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