Scots Win Top UK Award for Money-Saving Procurement Project

| Press release

The Scottish Executive has won the UK’s top award in the field of business-to-business e-commerce for its eProcurement Scotl@nd service which is bringing £multi-million cost savings and improved efficiency to procurement activities across the Scottish public sector, including central government, local authorities and the NHS.

The B2B Commerce award, part of the IM 2004 scheme, was won jointly by the Scottish Executive and its service provider Capgemini. Capgemini and its partners provide the service on a 24x7x365 basis under a long-term contract.

The Information Management (IM 2004) Awards, supported by the British Computer Society, are the premier European recognition of excellence and innovation in the management of business information.

The award was presented to Ian Burdon and Steve Murray of the Scottish Executive and Steve Webster of Capgemini on 2 December at a special awards ceremony in London.

Nigel Kirby-Green, Capgemini’s Vice-President, Public Sector, said: ‘We congratulate the Scottish Executive on their well-deserved success. Their eProcurement service, spanning the Scottish public sector, is a shining example to the rest of the UK - and the world - of how to use today’s IT to deliver better public services with greater cost-effectiveness.’

Further details of the eProcurement Scotl@nd service can be found at

Capgemini also won recognition in the IM 2004 awards for projects at the London Borough of Croydon and the Inland Revenue.


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About Capgemini:
Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of Consulting, Technology and Outsourcing services, has a unique way of working with its clients, which it calls the Collaborative Business Experience. Through commitment to mutual success and the achievement of tangible value, the company helps businesses implement growth strategies, leverage technology, and thrive through the power of collaboration. Capgemini employs approximately 55,000 people (as of January 1, 2004) and reported 2003 global revenues of 5.754 billion euros.
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About the Scottish Executive:
The Scottish Executive is the devolved government for Scotland. It is responsible for most of the issues of day-to-day concern to the people of Scotland, including health, education, justice, rural affairs, and transport.