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25th April 2018

NEPO Highly Commended in the category of “Procurement Team of the Year” at the National GO Awards

NEPO has been Highly Commended in the “Procurement Team of the Year” category at the National GO Awards held on 24 April 2018.

Councillor Veronica Dunn, Chair of NEPO’s Collaborative Procurement Sub-Committee, said:

“We are delighted to have been recognised in these highly regarded national awards, especially given the outstanding competition that we faced. Our award entry focussed on how NEPO and the North East local authorities work collaboratively to deliver an ambitious programme of regional procurement. Therefore this Highly Commended award is recognition of the hard work, focus and strategic insight demonstrated by procurement teams across NEPO and its Member Authorities.”

The Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards reward excellence and achievement in this multi billion-pound sector and for the past 18 years have been the benchmark by which progress in commissioning, procurement and public service delivery has been measured. The GO Awards showcase the very best that public sector procurement has to offer as a career, as a market sector and, most importantly, as a means of delivering more efficient and effective public services.