2018 Awards

The Entrepreneurial Procurement Awards were launched in 2016 to identify and recognize those organisations, from both the buy and supply sides, who have demonstrated entrepreneurial qualities to drive new value for their organisation or customers.

The 2018 Awards will focus on the 2018 theme of ‘Improving Customer Experience’

Awards Categories

There will be two Awards:

  • Best example of improved customer experience (Buyer award) nomination  Click here to download the form
  • Entrepreneurial Supplier of the Year  Click here to download the form

Best example of improved customer experience

This award is open to the procurement team that demonstrates the best example of improved customer experience. This may refer to how procurement is lifting its game to provide better experiences to either internal stakeholders or suppliers. A more detailed explanation of the customer experience theme can be found here

In assessing the award, we will primarily be considering the status quo at the beginning of the project, how your procurement team recognised the need to improve your customers experience, how you planned and executed the changes, and of course the hopefully positive outcomes.

Download nomination form

Entrepreneurial Supplier of the Year

This award is for an individual or organisation on the supply side of the equation who has demonstrated entrepreneurial behaviour in driving value for a customer. This may be a supplier of goods or services, or indeed a supplier of services in support of the procurement function. In assessing the award, we will again consider not only how innovative the solution might be, but also those other entrepreneurial attributes eg risk management, courage, insight, curiosity, knowledge, leadership, inspiration, passion and resilience – to name just a few!

How are we defining ‘entrepreneurial’?

To be entrepreneurial means not only to find new, different or better ways of doing something, but to be prepared to take the risk of failure in any given project. In order to be entrepreneurial, people need to have curiosity, knowledge, courage, insight, passion, leadership, inspiration, tenacity, resilience, powers of persuasion and stakeholder management to both initiate the idea and then drive it through to successful completion.

This applies to both individuals and, most importantly, to the organisations they work for who need to walk the walk on creating a culture that encourages entrepreneurial behaviour.

Download nomination form


The Nomination Process

For all Awards, there is a simple nomination form to complete which is broken down into 3 sections:

  • Section 1 – person/organisation details
  • Section 2 – A written submission of no more than 2000 words detailing how you/your organisation has demonstrated entrepreneurialism in your chosen award category (the nomination form guides you through this process).
  • Section 3 – Any relevant additional information

Nominating Made Easy

Your written submission will be reviewed by a panel of judges. The panel of judges will be announced shortly. Judging of written submissions will be content-driven and judges will not be swayed by presentation format, layout or extraneous information.

Only the first 2,000 words of your submission will be considered, so please ensure that all vital information that you would like the judges to take into consideration is included.

This is not an essay-writing contest! You are welcome to use bullet points – as long as judges can make sense of what is submitted.

The content of your submission will be treated in confidence. We will not publish any elements of your submission without first receiving your written authority to do so.

Deadline Dates and Contact Details

Please email your submission to awards@pasa.net.au

In the subject line of your email, please write the name of the Award Category your nomination is for.

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES: FRIDAY 5 October 2018

Finalists for this Award will be notified by Friday 19th October and will receive an invitation to ‘pitch’ their submission to the audience at The 6th Annual PASA Premier ConfeX on 20th & 21st November at Melbourne Olympic Park Function Centre, with the audience invited to vote to decide the eventual winners.

Enquiries: lesley@pasa.net.au or please call Lesley Wardropper 0413 029 709