Crown Commercial Service

GO Awards – CCS nominated in two categories for 2018 ceremony

Our teams have been nominated in two categories for this year’s GO Awards – celebrating excellence in public procurement.

The GO Awards take place on 24 April at Manchester Hilton Deansgate Hotel.

GO Leading Procurement Practice Award (Central & Health) – Policy Implementation team

The Policy Implementation team have been nominated for their work to simplify government procurement through the Public Sector Contract – developed in partnership with Government Legal Department and Government Digital Service.

The project team designed a contract that is easy to understand, easy to read and which will become digital by default. Buyers and suppliers will now be able to focus on what really matters – a sustainable relationship and quality products and services delivered on time.

The team brought together people with experience of different professional disciplines, including policy, legal, procurement, category specialists and digital design; adopting the principles of One Team Government to support our objective of focusing on our customers.

GO Procurement Innovation / Initiative of the Year Award: Health and Social Care Organisations (Health & Social Care Organisations) – Networks team

The Networks team from Technology Pillar have been nominated for their work to build a Dynamic Purchasing System that enables health and social care bodies to join the Health and Social Care Network (HSCN).

Health care professionals will use HSCN to communicate and share information in real time, supporting the delivery of frontline services. The Networks team worked with NHS Digital to deliver an innovative and robust commercial solution that enables migration to the new network.

As well as collaborating with an external partner this has also been a great demonstration of Strategic Category, Procurement Operations and Sourcing colleagues working closely together to establish a quality product.

More than 100 customers are already taking part in further competitions through the DPS, which opens up the market from a single supplier solution, to allow dozens of suppliers, including SMEs, to supply services to the government. The agreement will help unlock 35% cost savings for the NHS, and underpins the integration of Health and Social Care.

Read the full list of finalists