Supply Chain Diversity Award
With around £300 billion of annual procurement spend, the UK public sector has huge influence over supply chains; from multinationals right through to micro-businesses. This new category recognises those buyers who not only embrace the principles of diversity but work to embed it into the fabric of their procurement activity. It showcases public sector bodies that have engaged successfully with all types of supplier, helping not only to create a fairer and more equitable society, but also unleashing talent and innovation that creates better public services.
Whether focused on a specific project or initiative, or related to an overarching approach, submissions that evidence how diversity is communicated and embedded in procurement practice will be celebrated here.
Open to: UK public sector organisations and private/voluntary organisations from in the UK with documented support from a sponsoring authority ‒for example, a written statement with the name and position of the sponsor, either within the submission or as an attachment.
Timescale: A GO Awards submission in this category must cover activity during the period January 2021 to June 2022.
Please describe the approach undertaken by the organisation to ensure that supply chain diversity is addressed through procurement. Please include details of why this approach was undertaken and the aims and deliverables that were desired. (This answer will not be scored)