Taking place on the evening of the COUP gala dinner, the first ever dedicated HE Procurement Awards will recognise excellence and celebrate the achievements of the sector. 


1. Outstanding University Procurement Team
2. Sustainable Procurement Initiative
3. Innovative Procurement Award
4. Emerging Talent - Apprentice Award
5. Sustainable Supplier Award
6. Lifetime Achievement Award

Entry Criteria

Entry for awards are open to all UK Higher Education Institutions that are members of one of the UK Higher Education Purchasing Consortia.

Entry for award 5 is open to all suppliers to frameworks awarded by any of the UK Higher Education Purchasing Consortia. Universities are invited to nominate suppliers worthy of this award.

Entry Process

All entrants need to provide:

1. Name of Organisation
2. Contact Name
3. Contact Email
4. Contact Address
5. Organisation Logo

For each category, there are several submission questions, each of these are limited to 300 words maximum.

Entrants may also submit additional documentation that supports their entry. Material may be supplied as follows:

Only jpeg, word or PDF files will be accepted with a maximum file size of 5MB per piece. A maximum of three pieces can be uploaded with your entry.

Please do not upload any further written material as the judges will not consider these. The written component of your entry should be fully explained within the provided form fields. Examples of additional documentation include structure charts, diagrams or images.

Please note the closing date for the COUP 2019 - HE Procurement Awards is Friday 31 May 2019. 

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