CIPS Middle East Supply Management Awards 2019


Enter now for the 2019 CIPS Middle East Supply Management Awards.

Extended entry deadline - 14 February 2019

Respected as a benchmark for excellence, a CIPS Middle East Supply Management Award is the most prestigious recognition an organisation or individual in the procurement and supply chain profession can receive.

The annual awards ceremony is a fantastic opportunity for you and your team to take to the stage and receive the recognition and rewards for your vision, hard work and collaborative leadership in procurement and supply management.

The 2019 awards dinner will take place on Monday 24 June. Further details to follow.

CIPS MENA Awards

    Categories

    Team Categories

    Best Contribution to Corporate Responsibility
    This category encompasses externally-focused social, ethical and environmental, sustainability and community initiatives. The judges will look at the role a procurement or supply chain management function has played in safeguarding or enhancing an organisation’s reputation and brand values.

    Best Contribution to the Reputation of the Profession
    This award is open to individuals, teams or organisations who, through their procurement operations, have demonstrated activities that contribute to the public good. This may be by exhibiting ethical behaviour, social value, philanthropic activity, or enhancing the profession’s reputation through encouraging young people into procurement for example.

    Best Cross-Functional Teamwork Project
    Entries in this category should demonstrate how a procurement or supply chain management team has worked effectively with another team from the same organisation to achieve a mutual goal, for example, for an outsourcing or an offshoring project.

    Best International Procurement Project
    This category exists to reflect the global nature of procurement and supply chain management. The judges will be looking for evidence of a successful project that involved sourcing activities and/or teamwork stretching beyond the country in which the organisation is headquartered.

    Best People Development Initiative
    This category rewards training or development programmes that have substantially raised the understanding and/or skills of the procurement or supply chain management team, and helped to deliver real improvements in performance.

    Best Process Improvement Initiative
    Entries in this category should focus on how procurement or supply management processes have been upgraded or changed, resulting in demonstrable improvements to business outcomes.

    Best Procurement Consultancy Project
    This award is to recognise an organisation that supported a procurement function or an organisations’ purchasing and supply activity, through the provision of advice, consultation, training, recruitment or another service on a particular purchasing project. The entry should detail how the procurement function was assisted, evidence of the benefits, how this support went beyond what was in the contract and the lasting legacy of the support.

    Best Public Procurement Project
    This category is open to all public-sector bodies covered by government procurement regulations (such as Abu Dhabi Government Law #6 or similar). However, projects do not need to have exceeded the thresholds at which tenders must be advertised to qualify for entry.

    Best Supplier Relationship Management
    This category requires a joint entry by the purchaser and the supplier. In addition to the usual criteria, the entry should explain how the two organisations have worked together and what the benefits have been for both parties, for example capturing innovations, supplier development projects, new product development etc. for mutual benefit.

    Most Improved Procurement Operation – Start Up
    Judges will be looking for evidence of success from a procurement and supply chain management function that was established after January 2015. This should be an entirely new department, where no professional purchasing has previously existed. The entry should demonstrate how the new function has benefitted the organisation as a whole through effective management and innovation thereby raising the profile of the profession.

    Most Improved Procurement Operation – Step Change
    In this category, judges will consider changes that have been made within a more mature procurement or supply chain management function – one established prior to January 2015 and operating at a higher level of effectiveness.

    Most Innovative Use of Technology
    This category rewards procurement and supply chain teams that have used technology in an innovative way to improve performance or efficiency.

    Best Procurement Diversity Initiative - NEW FOR 2019
    This category is seeking entries from organisations that have implemented successful diversity and inclusion projects. This could include procurement-led employee initiatives or supplier diversity projects that have opened up new opportunities for organisations who are diverse in size, ownership or mission.


    Individual Categories

    CIPS Procurement and Supply Professional of the Year
    This award is presented each year to the profession’s leading procurement and supply chain professional.

    Open to MCIPS and FCIPS members only, the entry should successfully demonstrate how the individual has made a significant contribution, both in terms of thinking and implementing a key strategic procurement or supply chain management initiative, within their organisation. The entry should also demonstrate how the entrant has raised the profile of the profession during their career.

    The entry should be submitted through a 500-word statement, plus an endorsement from a line manager, director or client. If shortlisted the individual will be asked to conduct a 20 minute telephone interview with the judges.

    CIPS Young Procurement and Supply Professional of the Year
    This award is will be presented to the profession’s ‘one to watch’. Open to MCIPS members, or those studying towards MCIPS, aged 30 or under, the judges will look for evidence of achievement that is significant and beyond what is normally expected from managers of this age and experience.

    The entry should be submitted through a 500-word statement plus an endorsement from a line manager, director or client this should demonstrate how the entrant has proved themselves to be innovative and adaptable. The impact upon the organisation is more likely to be at an operational or functional rather than strategic level.

    If shortlisted the individual will be asked to conduct a 20 minute telephone interview with the judges.


    Overall Winner

    CIPS Procurement and Supply Team of the Year
    This category cannot be entered into directly but judges will look at all winning entries in the team categories to decide on the over winner of the night.

    How to Enter - Team Categories

    Entering a Team Category Award

    1. Check that your organisation is in a CIPS MENA qualifying region:
      • Algeria
      • Bahrain
      • Chad
      • Egypt
      • Iraq
      • Iran
      • Jordan
      • Kuwait
      • Lebanon
      • Libya
      • Mali
      • Mauritania
      • Morocco
      • Niger
      • Oman
      • Pakistan
      • Palestine
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Sudan
      • Syria
      • Tunisia
      • UAE
      • Yemen
    2. Choose the category you want to enter (you can enter more than one)
    3. Read the full description of the category carefully
    4. Write your submission (up to three single sided sheets of A4). In addition to your submission you can have up to three pages of supporting materials. These must be in Word or PDF formats only.
      Submissions and supporting documents that exceed 3 sides each (6 sides in total) will be penalised.
    5. Add a 100 word overview for your entry
    6. Include a high-resolution company logo and team photo which we can use if you are shortlisted
    7. You can use this template for your entry
    8. The system to submit your entries will be open in December. Until then, if you have any questions please contact the team at menaawards@cips.org
      Please note: team entries will not be submitted without the entry fee of AED500 being paid. Payment is required at the time of submitting your entry by credit card/bank transfer and is non-refundable.

    Checklist

    Overview
    You need to provide a project summary of no more than 100 words (please note we may publish this on the website once the shortlist is announced).

    How to write your submission
    Your written submission must be no more than* three single-sided sheets of A4 in Word or PDF formats only.

    Your written entry is the basis on which the judges will vote for and shortlist entries. The main criteria used by the judges to select winners will be the magnitude, importance and clarity of the benefit(s) to the organisation arising from the project or initiative.

    The three pages should show how you meet all criteria in your chosen category. At the beginning of your three pages the following information must be listed:

    • Category name
    • Project title
    • Organisation name

    Your submission should also include the following headings:

    • Aims and objectives
    • Planning and execution
    • Innovation and creativity
    • Best practice
    • Organisational benefits achieved* (this section is allocated the highest percentage of marks)

    *Benefits may be “hard” (e.g. cost savings or reduced lead times) or “soft” (e.g. improved supplier relations or better-trained staff). It is important that every entry relates in some way to organisational benefits achieved. Claimed benefits should be supported by facts and figures, and entrants are strongly advised to include validation of these from stakeholders outside the procurement and supply chain function – internal customers, suppliers, and so on.

    Supporting Materials
    You may, if you wish, attach additional supporting material with your entry. However, this must be limited to three single-sided sheets of A4 and should not comprise information that is central to your case – the judges will expect to see this in your main submission.

    Submissions and supporting documents that exceed 3 sides each (6 sides in total) will be penalised.

    Your supporting materials can include the following:

    • Testimonials
    • Endorsements from colleagues or suppliers, CFO or CEO
    • Press clippings
    • Performance figures

    PLEASE NOTE: If supporting material is to be submitted, it must be in Word (.doc) or PDF (.pdf ) formats only.

    One video clip can be added to supporting documents but it must not exceed 3 minutes.

    Please also attach your logo and a team photo, min. 300dpi in jpeg or eps format, which may be used in the awards supplement and for the evening’s on-screen graphics should your entry make the final shortlist.


    Entry fees

    Team entry fee: AED500

    Payment is required at the time of submitting your entry by credit card/bank transfer and is non-refundable.


    Enter Now

    To submit your entry please email menaawards@cips.org.

    After you have submitted your entry we will contact you to make payment.

    How to Enter - Individual Categories

    Entering an Individual Category Award

    1. Check that your organisation is in a CIPS MENA qualifying region:
      • Algeria
      • Bahrain
      • Chad
      • Egypt
      • Iraq
      • Iran
      • Jordan
      • Kuwait
      • Lebanon
      • Libya
      • Mali
      • Mauritania
      • Morocco
      • Niger
      • Oman
      • Pakistan
      • Palestine
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Sudan
      • Syria
      • Tunisia
      • UAE
      • Yemen
    2. Choose one of the two individual categories
      PLEASE NOTE: The CIPS Procurement and Supply Professional of the Year category is open to MCIPS and FCIPS members only. The CIPS Young Procurement and Supply Professional of the Year category is open to MCIPS members, or those studying towards MCIPS, aged 30 or under.
    3. Read the full description of the category carefully
    4. Write a 500 word statement, plus include an endorsement from a line manager, director, client etc.
    5. You may also provide up to three single-sided sheets of supporting documentation answering the criteria set out for your chosen category.
      Submissions that exceed 3 sides will be penalised.
    6. Include a high-resolution company logo and a photo of the entrant which we can use if shortlisted
    7. You can use this template for your entry
    8. The system to submit your entries will be open in December. Until then, if you have any questions please contact the team at menaawards@cips.org
      Please note: entries will not be submitted without the entry fee of AED250 being paid. Payment is required at the time of submitting your entry by credit card/bank transfer and is non-refundable.

    Checklist

    Your 500 word statement
    At the beginning of your 500 word statement please state the details of the nominated person:

    • Name
    • Job title
    • Company
    • CIPS membership number
    • Date of birth (for the young professional of the year only)
    • Also include your endorsement (including, name, job title and company name of the endorser).

    Supporting Materials

    You may, if you wish, attach additional supporting material with your entry. However, this must be limited to three single-sided sheets of A4 and should not comprise information that is central to your case – the judges will expect to see this in your main statement and endorsement.

    Submissions that exceed 3 sides will be penalised.

    Your supporting materials can include the following:

    • Testimonials
    • Further endorsements from colleagues or suppliers, CFO or CEO
    • Press clippings
    • Performance figures
      PLEASE NOTE: If supporting material is to be submitted, it must be in Word (.doc) or PDF (.pdf ) formats only.
    • One video clip can be added to supporting documents but it must not exceed 3 minutes.

    Enter Now

    To submit your entry please email menaawards@cips.org.

    After you have submitted your entry we will contact you to make payment.

    Previous Winners

    Sponsorship

    Sponsors will gain premium exposure to procurement and supply chain professionals, whilst supporting CIPS in celebrating excellence within the profession.

    If you are interested in sponsoring the 2019 CIPS Middle East Supply Management Awards please email menaawards@cips.org.

    Please note that sponsors are not permitted to enter the awards.

    Enter Now

    To submit your entry email menaawards@cips.org.

    After you have submitted your entry we will contact you to make payment. Your entry will not be processed until this fee has been paid. The payment will be made by credit card/bank transfer and is non-refundable.

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