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Best SME Procurement Project of the Year

Best SME Procurement Project of the Year

This award recognises an outstanding procurement project or initiative by a Small to Medium Enterprise that has displayed excellence and/ or innovation in procurement over the past 12 months and can demonstrate the results achieved. We define a SME as having fewer than 250 employees.


Entry is by a 5 A4 page submission; the judges will be looking for a clear plan and evidence that it is delivering on core objectives, paying particular attention to the criteria listed below.


  • Organisation Background: Please provide a brief background of the organisation, including when the company was established, number of employees, turnover, key team members and their roles as well as any relevant industry achievements.

  • Project Background: Please provide a background of the project that relates to the procurement function including the rationale behind it, the brief, key team members, time allocated and budget.

  • Execution & Challenges: Describe how the brief was fulfilled, including any challenges faced and how the team worked together to overcome them.

  • Innovation: Please include details of any unique efforts or processes that have been employed, demonstrating how innovation in the procurement strategy and/or execution helped the outcome.

  • Outcomes & Results: Summarise the outcomes of the project including the contribution to business growth and/or benefits to the stakeholders.

  • Include any other facts or statements that you feel are relevant to support the entry, including awards and accreditations in the procurement field.

  1. Visit our 'HOW TO ENTER' page for our Items Checklist & Step-by-Step Guide.

  2. Once you have created your PDF submission and you have all items in the Items Checklist, submit your entry via the ONLINE ENTRY FORM.

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