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11 February 2013 | Adam Leach
The most prestigious awards in the procurement and supply chain profession – the CIPS Supply Management Awards – is now open for entries.
Buyers from the private and public sector are invited to compete by detailing their proudest recent achievements. There are 11 team and three individual awards up for grabs, as well as the overall award.
This year’s awards have two new categories and one change to an existing category. ‘Best Procurement Consultancy Project of the Year’ will highlight the contributions made by external advisors to a purchasing project by providing training, advice, recruitment or another service. And ‘Procurement’s CEO of the Year’ will recognise a top executive who has offered help and support to the CPO and their team.
The ‘Most Improved Procurement Operation – Step Change’ category has been split into two to recognise smaller and larger organisations, as defined by the EU. The former applies to organisations with fewer than 250 employees and turnover of less than €50 million a year (£42 million), while the latter refers to those with more than 250 staff and a turnover greater than €50 million (£42 million).
Each team entry costs £100. There is no charge for individual categories.
The full list of entries and details on how to enter, as well as tips for success, can be found here.