Scottish Procurement Alliance confirms inaugural awards ceremony

THE inaugural Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA) awards will be held later this year in Glasgow.

The SPA said the ceremony will celebrate the “excellent” work being done by housing associations, local authorities and their supply chain partners throughout the country.

The categories are: Best Housing Project; Most Sustainable Project; Best Community Benefit Initiative; Most Innovative Project; Best Use of Rebate; and Gold Hat.

Nominations are welcome from partners and suppliers in all categories apart from the Gold Hat Award, which celebrates the work done by SPA suppliers and is voted for by partner organisations.

The awards will he handed out at the Grand Central Hotel on Wednesday 3rd October and will be hosted by record-breaking cyclist Marc Beaumont.

Judges include Dr Robert Hairstans (associate professor at Edinburgh Napier University), Sally Thomas (chief executive at SFHA), John Skivington (group director at LHC), Alice Thompson (co-founder of Social Bite), Nile Istephan (chief executive of Eildon HA), and Mary Mitchell (SPA chair).

SPA director Clive Feeney said, “Representing over 80 public sector organisations throughout Scotland, SPA is leading the way in collaborative procurement. The awards event will give our partners the opportunity to celebrate their success and recognise those projects and organisations who have demonstrated commitment to delivering excellence.”