Welcome to TfL’s 2018 Supplier Awards Entry Page

TfL’s 2018 Supplier Awards provide an opportunity to celebrate our supplier’s many achievements in helping us to deliver our mission to keep London moving, growing and making life in our city better. 

This year’s categories and awards are listed below.
 
Category   Award
Health, Safety & Environment 1) Best Health Initiative
2) Best Safety Initiative
3) Best Environmental Initiative
Efficiencies and Innovation 1) Efficiencies
2) Innovation
Diversity and Inclusion 1) Best Scheme for Apprentices
2) Best Scheme for increasing those underrepresented in the workplace
Collaboration 1) Collaboration
 SMEs 1) Best SME
 
TfL suppliers are invited to provide a preliminary submission, outlining in no more than 250 words, why they feel they should be considered for their chosen award. Please note the evaluation criteria for each award has been provided below for your information.

Suppliers can provide a submission for a maximum of 3 awards and the closing date for entries will be Wednesday 5 September 2018.   

Following the closing date, submissions will be evaluated by a relevant award panel made up of key TfL stakeholders and subject matter experts. The award panel will shortlist the top 10 submissions for each award and shortlisted suppliers will then be invited to provide a more detailed submission describing the contract, scheme or activity they wish to be considered for.

Please note that, in order for your submission to be considered for your chosen award, a significant proportion of the contract must have been developed, delivered or had benefits realised within the past twelve months.  

If you experience any issues with this form please contact supplierawards@tfl.gov.uk
Health, Safety & Environment 
There are 3 awards within this category.

1) Best Health Initiative
The supplier has proactively developed and implemented a successful and impactful health initiative linked to their TfL contracts.
Criteria:
  • Initiative is innovative and industry leading
  • Initiative addresses workplace / employee / customer health on the network or TfL construction sites
  • Has demonstrated a significant improvement or development in a key area of health
  • Has demonstrated consistent leadership in response to health related issues
  • Supplier has demonstrated continued commitment to health across all TfL contracts, including sharing best practice with the wider industry
2) Best Safety Initiative
Supplier has proactively developed and implemented a successful and impactful safety initiative linked to their TfL contracts.
Criteria:
  • Initiative is innovative and industry-leading
  • Initiative addresses workplace / employee / customer safety on the network or TfL construction sites
  • Has demonstrated a significant improvement or development in a key safety area
  • Has demonstrated consistent leadership in response to incidents or issues
  • Supplier has demonstrated continued commitment to safety across all TfL contracts, including sharing best practice with the wider industry
3) Best Environmental Initiative
Supplier has considered the impact of their work on the environment and has taken steps to provide suitable solutions to improve sustainability.
Criteria:
  • Initiative is innovative and industry leading
  • Initiative produces outputs which significantly improve the sustainability and / or environmental impact of the supplier and its supply chain
  • Supplier demonstrates consistent commitment to assessing, minimising and mitigating adverse environmental impacts
  • Supplier demonstrates consistent commitment to environmental and / or sustainability across all TfL contracts
Efficiencies & Innovation
There are 2 awards in this category.

1) Efficiencies
Significant achievement in mobilising all talents and resources to deliver more efficient ways of working.
Criteria: 
  • Proactive collaboration with clients and its supply chain to produce solutions for cost saving opportunities
  • Supplier passes on efficiencies through competitive pricing
  • Supplier communicates a clear, effective strategy to drive efficiencies
  • Supplier willingly shares efficiency improvements that extend beyond contractual obligation


2) Innovation
Significant achievement in Innovation throughout the organisation and through their supply chain.
Criteria: 

  • Supplier shares innovative solutions and ideas with TfL beyond contractual obligations
  • Supplier drives innovation in their supply chain
  • Supplier has implemented an innovative solution or idea which has commercially benefitted TfL (cost / time / quality)
  • Supplier promotes innovation within their organisation
Diversity and Inclusion
There are 2 awards within this category.  

1) Best Apprenticeship Scheme
Supplier has proactively developed and implemented a successful apprenticeship scheme linked to their TfL contract.
Criteria:
  • Scheme aligns with DfT and Mayoral strategies and can demonstrate these outcomes
  • Scheme provides its Apprentices with the opportunity to make a real difference in their organisations
  • Scheme equips Apprentices with the skills, knowledge and experience to progress into professional careers
  • Scheme can demonstrate 'added value' to Apprentices' social well-being and personal development
  • Supplier works closely with schools, colleges and charities to promote apprenticeships and encourage participation from under-represented groups

2) Best Initiative for increasing those under-represented in the workplace
Supplier has been proactively involved in an initiative to address under-representation in their workforce linked to their TfL contracts
Criteria:

  • Initiative has created opportunities and removed barriers to bring under-represented people into the workplace
  • Initiative has implemented engagement, attraction, retention and development strategies for candidates from under-represented groups
  • Initiative has undertaken direct interventions to improve diversity of applicants, such as offering work placements and supporting pre-employment training
  • Initiative has created an environment where differences are valued and utilised
  • Initiative has demonstrably improved the diversity of the supplier's workforce
Collaboration
There is 1 award in this category.

1) Collaboration
Embedded the organisations vision, values and behaviours through their supply chains
Criteria:
  • Supplier continually demonstrates the core TfL behaviours in all its activities
  • Supplier understands TfL's vision and is passionate in keeping London moving
  • Supplier actively contributes towards the successful delivery of TfL's vision
SME
There is 1 award in this category.

1) Best SME
Criteria:
  • Displays continuous innovation and differentiation to set itself apart from competitors
  • Significant market growth figures
  • Clear and concise plan for sustained growth

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