The Awards

There are seven awards:

EPEA Awards

Best OJEU procurement

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This category is open to all schools covered by the European Union procurement directives (or similar regulations). Projects need to have exceeded the thresholds at which tenders must be advertised to qualify for entry.

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EPEA Awards

Best collaborative procurement (5+ schools)

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Entries in this category should demonstrate how a group of schools have worked effectively together to achieve a mutual goal, for example, negotiation of a better value price or contract terms, where services have been withdrawn from a number of schools or shared resource has been secured.

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EPEA Awards

Best collaboration (independent and maintained school)

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Entries in this category should demonstrate how an independent school has worked effectively with a maintained school to achieve a mutual goal, for example, reducing cost, sharing services, reducing carbon footprint etc.

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EPEA Awards

Sustainability Award

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This category encompasses sustainability initiatives. The entry will need to demonstrate clearly how the school procurement activity produced results from both a ‘best value’ and sustainability perspective.

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EPEA Awards

School Supplier of the year

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This award is to recognise an organisation that has supported a schools’ purchasing activity, through the provision of advice, consultation, training, recruitment or another service on a particular purchasing project. The entry should detail how the procurement function was assisted, evidence of the benefits, how this support went beyond what was in the contract and the lasting legacy of the support.

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EPEA Awards

Supplier Nominated School

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This category is new for the EPE Awards 2016. The category allows suppliers to nominate schools for an award to celebrate a particularly successful project, or a great relationship between the supplier and the school(s).

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EPEA Awards

Best Overall Results

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All school projects will be automatically entered into the best overall results category, which celebrates the best school procurement project of the year.

Sponsor TBC


To find out about last year's sponsors please click here.