02 August 2007
The Home Office has introduced a supplier awards scheme to generate innovative ways of saving money.
The "Supplier Value Awards Programme", starting in 2008, is believed to be the first of its kind in central government. It will recognise those who help it make service improvements, cost or process efficiencies.
John Collington, group commercial director, said: "We want more for less - more service, more delivery, more innovation and less cost."
Entries should be submitted in April, before the prize-giving in July. The six categories are: best technology implementation; best technology improvement; most beneficial contribution to a project or programme; most beneficial contribution to sustainability; best performance improvement; and overall supplier of the year.
There are also two individual awards: procurement professional of the year and the permanent secretary's award for a non-procurement professional.