Closing date for submissions: 22 October 2012
More information on how to apply click here.
The awards are free to enter and categories are based on the Supply Chain Charter for Nuclear Decommissioning Sites, which aims to foster good working relationships across the NDA Estate supply chain.
1. Best example of supplier ‘going the extra mile’
Entries should demonstrate how a supplier, whatever size of company, has gone the ‘extra mile’ to deliver a successful contract. The judges will be looking for something unusual, exceptional or creative, that made a difference and brought a benefit. An example might be excellent customer service – flexibility, quick response, or sheer determination and commitment to succeed in the face of adversity. The winner will be the company that shows nothing is too much trouble.
2. Best supply chain collaboration
This category is open to suppliers who have worked collaboratively within the supply chain. Examples could be suppliers who have brought together everyone involved in the delivery of a project or contract, working in unison towards a common goal and finding solutions to problems together, or those who have successfully integrated SMEs into the supply chain.
3. Best application of an innovative solution(s) with tangible savings/benefits: i) SME ii) larger supplier
Innovations that provide savings and benefits are a key focus for the NDA Estate, whether through a new product or process or the adaptation of existing technology from other markets for nuclear decommissioning. Innovations come in all shapes and sizes so this category has been split into two awards – one for SMEs and one for larger suppliers *SMEs are defined as an individual company (ie not a subsidiary of a larger parent organisation) having 250 or less employees and a turnover of less than 50 million euros, or a balance sheet total of less than 43 million euros.