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Shortlist announced for National Procurement Awards 2018

The National Procurement Awards shortlist has been announced ahead of the ceremony which takes place on Thursday, November 15th, at the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin

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Brian Murphy, Procurement Leader, 2017

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Now in its ninth year, The National Procurement Awards are returning on November 15th, with leaders in the industry set to be recognised for their diligence over the past 12 months. The Awards champion the work being done throughout the private and public sector, with categories including Overall Excellence in Procurement, International Procurement Project of the Year, Best Procurement External Collaboration Project of the Year, and many more.

15 awards in total will be decided, and those who have made the shortlist are now eagerly anticipating the night. David Mangan, portfolio manager at Education Procurement Service, reacted to their achievement; “Since we first entered them in 2015, the National Procurement Awards have been a cornerstone to creating awareness and recognition, promoting and building the brand of the Education Procurement Service. The buzz the Awards generates amongst the team every year is palpable and we now consider the Awards an essential element of our annual communication and business development strategy.”

Elaine Magill, practicing manager of Envision, said, “As previous winners in 2015 and 2017, we are delighted to have been shortlisted in two categories this year; Best Procurement External Collaboration Project of the Year and Procurement Excellence Award – SME. As a company we believe that the awards benefit our team and our business in that its recognition of our team’s hard work and is an excellent motivator. Plus, to be shortlisted, confirms we have the capability to deliver best in class procurement development programmes to SMEs all over the island and further afield.”

There was an incredible increase in the volume of entries this year and the calibre of the shortlist shows the innovation and achievements within the industry over the last 12 months. Judge Francis Kehoe, head of finance and procurement of The Rotunda Hospital, spoke of the world class entries, saying; “What stands out from the entries is the diverse range of examples of innovative procurement. In public procurement this was evident in the form of the increased use of competitive dialogue.”

On their event sponsorship, Jeanne Copeland, CEO, Greenville Procurement Partners Ltd said; “We are delighted to be associated with the National Procurement Awards in order to raise the profile of one of the most critical functions underpinning the public sector in Ireland. Every single public service is critically dependent on professional, compliant, value driven procurement, which is not always appreciated or resourced.”

“Hays Ireland is delighted to support the National Procurement Awards, now in its ninth year. Procurement is an integral function in any high performing organisation, and one that has the potential to drive and excel business performance and efficiencies. We wish all the nominees every success.” Mike McDonagh, MD of Hays Ireland said of their sponsorship. 

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The full shortlist is available below.

Overall Excellence in Procurement

The winner of this category will be announced on the awards night.

Procurement Leader 2018

Sponsored by Greenville Procurement Partners Ltd

The recipient of this category will be announced on the awards night.

Procurement Excellence Award - Public Sector

  • Beaumont Hospital’s Laboratory Modernisation Project
  • Cork City Council - Delivering Social Housing through Competitive Dialogue
  • Education Procurement Service
  • ETB Procurement Working Group - Education & Training Boards Ireland
  • Public Procurement Reform - Office of Government Procurement

Procurement Excellence Award – SME

Sponsored by Hays

  • Education Procurement Service
  • Envision Management Consultants
  • Vodafone Procurement Company working with SIRO

Procurement Team of the Year

  • Education Procurement Service
  • ETB Procurement Working Group - Education & Training Boards Ireland
  • Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals Indirect Procurement Team

Supply Chain Team of the Year

  • John Sisk & Son
  • Ornua Co-operative
  • Vanderbilt

Green Procurement Project of the Year

  • An Garda Síochána
  • Catering Consumable & Disposable Products with Compostable Alternatives -Office of Government Procurement

International Procurement Project of the Year

  • Hyster-Yale Project - Exertis Supply Chain Services
  • Renault European Showrooms - Exertis Supply Chain Services
  • Ornua Co-operative

Best Procurement External Collaboration Project of the Year

  • Education & Training Boards Ireland & University College Cork
  • Envision Management Consultants & Keystone Procurement
  • Office of Government Procurement & SME Advisory Group
  • Ornua Co-operative & Kuehne + Nagel Ireland
  • Schools Payment Project - Education Procurement Service, DES, JMB, FSSU, ETBI

Best Cross Function Collaboration Project of the Year

  • Corporate Procurement Pack for Higher Education - Education Procurement Service, DES & HEA
  • Education Procurement Service, Education & Training Boards, ETBI
  • Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals Lab Consumable Project

Excellence in Education Procurement

  • Education Procurement Service
  • ETB Procurement Working Group - Education & Training Boards Ireland
  • Payroll Shared Service Solutions for the Education & Training Boards - Office of Government Procurement

Excellence in Tech or Telecoms Procurement

  • ICHEC Supercomputer- Office of Government Procurement
  • Vodafone Procurement Company working with SIRO

Best People Development Initiative

  • Education Procurement Service
  • ETB Procurement Working Group - Education & Training Boards Ireland

Innovation Award

  • EPS Corporate Procurement Pack for Education - Education Procurement Service
  • Ornua Co-operative
  • POBAL
  • Schools Payment Project - Education Procurement Service

Best Use of Technology

Sponsored by Irish Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management

  • Education Procurement Service
  • POBAL

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