The PASA Procurement Awards were launched in 2016 to identify and recognize those organisations, from both the buy and supply sides, who have demonstrated excellence to drive new value for their organisation or customers. For reasons explained below, we have decided not to run the 2019 supplier award.
As in previous years, finalists will be invited to pitch their submission to the audience at the PASA Premier ConfeX on 8th & 9th October 2019, with the audience deciding the winners through online voting.
The buyer award will continue the tradition of being positioned around our theme for the year. In 2019 the theme is ‘Breaking the Mould’.
The 2019 award will therefore be for ‘Best example of non-traditional procurement’.
This award is open to the procurement team based in Australia/New Zealand that demonstrates the best example of ‘Breaking the mould’ through use of non-traditional procurement methods. The award is designed to highlight and recognize procurement projects where there has been a demonstrably new, unique or non-traditional approach taken.
In assessing the award, the judges will be considering elements such as:
- The complexity of the project
- The business context
- The stakeholder issues/challenges and their management through the project
- The outcome and how this met the needs of key stakeholders
- The ingenuity involved in designing the approach
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Supplier Award – Discontinued
After much deliberation, we have decided not to conduct the supplier award in 2019. Having reviewed the previous two years supplier awards, we feel that it is very difficult to position the award in a sufficiently meaningful way to persist with it. We will keep this under review for future years and welcome any suggestions on how to specify a meaningful award. By meaningful award, we mean one that doesn’t just exist for the sake of existing (as we feel you see with many awards). It must recognize a specific value-add, and through the awards process, highlight examples that are of benefit to the entire professional procurement community.
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 success 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
In the subject line of your email, please enter “your organisation name 2019 PASA Awards Submission”
CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES: FRIDAY 23 AUGUST 2019
Finalists for this Award will be notified by Monday 13th September and will receive an invitation to ‘pitch’ their submission to the audience at The 7th Annual PASA Premier ConfeX on 8th & 9th October at Hyatt Place, Melbourne.