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Best cross functional teamwork

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, from /for an outsourcing or an off shoring project. 

 

Best contribution to the reputation of the procurement and supply 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, philanthropic activity, or enhancing the profession's reputation. 

 

Best procurement and supply consultancy project of the year

This new 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 sector procurement and supply project

Focus is on the projects that have yielded improvements, value for money considering developmental and service delivery goals of Government. 

 

Best supplier and enterprise development project

This requires a joint entry by the purchaser and the supplier. The entry should explain how the two organisations have worked together and what the benefits have been for both parties, for example capturing innovations, new product development and so on, for mutual benefit. 

 

Best supplier relationship management in procurement and supply

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, new product development etc, for mutual benefit. 

 

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. 

 

Most empowered SOE in compliance to BBBEE adjusted generic scorecard for public sector and localisation

Organisations should demonstrate improvement in their BBBEE Recognition Level.

In additions to compliance with B-BBEE Adjusted Generic Scorecard organisations should demonstrate an increase in local content. 

 

Best third sector/ not-for-profit procurement project

This award recognises a procurement project carried out by a charity, voluntary organisation, non-governmental organisation or other third sector body. 

 

Most innovative use of technology in procurement and supply

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

 

CIPS award for CEO of the year

This award seeks nominations from procurement professionals for their chief executive (or equivalent organisational leader) for the support, leadership and understanding of the profession they have demonstrated. Nominators should submit a 500-word statement explaining what the function has been able to achieve as a result of this support and leadership. Additional material to support the nomination should also provide evidence of their involvement and understanding of the issues facing the profession.

 

CIPS procurement and supply chain management professional of the year

Chosen by the chair of judges, this award is presented each year to the profession’s leading procurement and supply chain professional. Open to all CIPS members, regardless of membership grade (except affiliates), 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. 

 

CIPS young procurement and supply chain management professional of the year

Also chosen by the chair of judges, this award is presented each year to the profession’s ‘one to watch’. Open to all CIPS members aged 35 or under (except affiliates). The judges will look for evidence of achievement that are significant and beyond what is normally expected from managers of this age and experience. The entry 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. 

 

Overall winner

An award will also be presented to the overall winner from the team categories at the Chair of Judges discretion. This is currently only awarded in UK and MENA (not open for nomination).

 

2016 Awards

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