Judging Process


Entries for the CIPS MENA Excellence in Procurement Awards are submitted from a wide range of organisations and sectors from across the region and we therefore select judges with knowledge and experience to reflect that.

Procurement leaders are invited from a range of sectors based on their knowledge, expertise and skills, giving assurance to anyone who enters the awards that their submission is judged by the very best of our profession. To ensure we are transparent with our processes we wanted to provide you with more information about the role of our judges and the judging process itself.

Our judges will:

  • Sign confidentiality agreements and not share or discuss information in the submissions with anyone outside of their judging team.
  • Declare any conflicts of interest and will be removed from judging or viewing categories where these are identified.
  • Draw on their knowledge and experience to assess entries in their given categories.
  • Check all entries meet the correct category criteria and re-allocate into correct categories if necessary.
  • Provide scores and written comments on all shortlisted entrants and Award winners.

Further information about our Awards process:

  • Access to the entries and judging system is limited to our judges and the Awards administration team only.
  • Entries are open to both CIPS members and non-members.
  • Sponsors are not permitted to enter or judge the CIPS MENA Excellence in Procurement Awards.

February 17

Early Bird Close

March 17

Entry Deadline

March 28

Judging Session

April 10

Shortlist Announced

May 11

2023 Conference and Awards Ceremony

Team Awards

The judges will be looking for clear objectives, creative and effective implementation and tangible and demonstrable results in the team award categories. They will also consider the structure, presentation and clarity of each entry.

Each entry must include information under the following headings:

  • Objectives
  • Total budget
  • Target audience & strategy
  • Implementation & creativity
  • Challenges faced & how they were overcome
  • Results & evaluation
  • Why should your team win?

Any entries that do not include information under all of these headings will be marked down. If appropriate you may include up to three pieces of supporting materials.

Individual Awards

The judges will be looking for evidence of great teamwork, creativity, effective implementation and tangible and demonstrable results in the individual award categories. They will also consider the structure, presentation and clarity of each entry.

Each entry must include information under the following headings:

  • Overview of individual
  • Individual objectives
  • Recent work examples
  • Recent achievements
  • Challenges
  • Why you think your entry should win

Any entries that do not include information under all of these headings will be marked down.