2018 Supplier Diversity Awards

Share an Australian success story – nominations now open!

Supply Nation’s Supplier Diversity Awards recognise companies, government agencies and individuals who are helping create a prosperous, vibrant and sustainable Indigenous business sector.

All awards are judged by an independent judging panel and audited by BDO, a global accounting and audit practice.

Dates for your diary

Date Details
Thursday 28th September, 2017 Awards open
Friday 23rd February, 2018 Nominations for a person/business outside your organisation close
Friday 9th March, 2018 Nominations for yourself, a colleague or your organisation close
Wednesday 23rd May, 2018 Winners announced at the Gala Awards Dinner at The Star, Sydney

OPTION 1: Nominate a person or business (outside your organisation)

If you know of a person or business that is making a real difference in supplier diversity, nominate them in any category.

 

CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE A PERSON OR BUSINESS OUTSIDE YOUR ORGANISATION


OPTION 2: Nominate yourself, a colleague or your own organisation

Corporate Member of the Year – sponsored by Kulbardi

This award recognises a corporate member that has demonstrated exceptional commitment and leadership and driven significant growth in supplier diversity.

The winner will have:

  • Developed a strong procurement program with Supply Nation Indigenous-owned businesses
  • Demonstrated procurement spend with Supply Nation Indigenous-owned businesses
  • Engaged in supplier diversity leadership and advocacy
  • Shown leadership in supplier development and capacity building
  • Demonstrated growth in the number and value of contracts awarded to Indigenous-owned businesses
  • Demonstrated growth in the number of Indigenous-owned businesses in the supply chain
  • Completed SpendTrack to the end of December 2017

 

CLICK HERE TO START YOUR NOMINATION FOR CORPORATE MEMBER OF THE YEAR


Government Member of the Year – sponsored by EVOLVE FM

This award recognises a government member that has demonstrated exceptional commitment, engagement and leadership in supplier diversity and driven significant growth in the Indigenous business sector.

The winner will have:
  • Developed a strong procurement program with Supply Nation Indigenous-owned businesses
  • Demonstrated procurement spend with Supply Nation Indigenous-owned businesses
  • Engaged in supplier diversity leadership and advocacy
  • Shown leadership in supplier development and capacity building
  • Demonstrated growth in the number and value of contracts awarded to Indigenous-owned businesses
  • Demonstrated growth in the number of Indigenous-owned businesses in the supply chain

 

CLICK HERE TO START YOUR NOMINATION FOR GOVERNMENT MEMBER OF THE YEAR


Certified Supplier of the Year – sponsored by Telstra

This award recognises a Certified Supplier that has driven significant growth in their business and has demonstrated ongoing engagement with Supply Nation and / or our members. 
This award is open to current Supply Nation Certified Suppliers that are listed on Indigenous Business Direct.
The winner will have:
  • Demonstrated how they sustainably embed their organisation in the supply chains of Supply Nation members and / or other Indigenous-owned businesses
  • Demonstrated increased business engagements with Supply Nation members and / or Indigenous-owned businesses
  • Engaged in supplier diversity leadership and advocacy including participating in and / or hosting events
  • Demonstrated activity in building and promoting long term relationships with fellow Indigenous-owned businesses, members and / or advocates of supplier diversity
  • Demonstrated organisational growth e.g. increased revenue / employment etc.

 

CLICK HERE TO START YOUR NOMINATION FOR CERTIFIED SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR


Registered Supplier of the Year – sponsored by BP

This award recognises a Registered Indigenous Business that has driven significant growth in their business and has demonstrated ongoing engagement with Supply Nation and / or our members.

The winner will have:
  • A well-articulated and active strategy to sustainably embed their organisation in the supply chains of Supply Nation member organisations
  • Demonstrated financial activity with Supply Nation members
  • Engaged in supplier diversity leadership and advocacy including participating in and / or hosting events
  • Demonstrated activity in building and promoting long term relationships with fellow suppliers, members and advocates of supplier diversity
  • Provided financial analysis demonstrating organisational growth

 

CLICK HERE TO START YOUR NOMINATION FOR REGISTERED SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR


Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year – sponsored by Westpac

This award recognises an individual from a member organisation or Indigenous-owned business who has driven supplier diversity growth and development within their organisation and / or the Indigenous Business Sector.  
The winner will have:
  • Led their organisation and / or the wider sector as a champion of supplier diversity
  • Actively and consistently worked to develop and strengthen networks to support supplier diversity both internally and externally
  • Influenced, developed and /or implemented procurement guidelines and / or strategies to ensure that supplier diversity programs are sustainably embedded within their own or other organisations
  • Demonstrated strong engagement with Supply Nation and Supply Nation members and Indigenous businesses

 

CLICK HERE TO START YOUR NOMINATION FOR SUPPLIER DIVERSITY ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR


Procurement Professional of the Year – sponsored by Every Trade

This award recognises an individual who works within the procurement department of a Supply Nation member organisation and who has driven significant growth in sustainable supplier diversity through their organisation’s supply chain. 

 

The winner will have demonstrated success in:
  • Supplier diversity leadership and advocacy within their organisation and the wider sector
  • Demonstrated growth in spend with Supply Nation Indigenous-owned businesses year on year
  • Demonstrated growth in the number of Supply Nation Indigenous-owned businesses in the supply chain
  • Demonstrated success in the implementation of sustainable approaches to driving supplier diversity through their organisation’s supply chain

 

CLICK HERE TO START YOUR NOMINATION FOR PROCUREMENT PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR


Supplier Diversity Partnership of the Year – sponsored by ANZ

This award recognises two organisations (Supply Nation Indigenous-owned businesses and / or members) that have worked in partnership to contribute to the growth of the sector and /or specific Indigenous-owned businesses. Such partnerships can include mentoring, programs, joint ventures, consortia bids, and / or strategic alliances.

The winning partnership will have:
  • Developed a successful venture with demonstrated growth either for the partnership and / or both parties and / or the Indigenous business sector
  • Demonstrated shared goals, risk and vision between the parties
  • Provided an example to others in developing strong partnerships

 

CLICK HERE TO START YOUR NOMINATION FOR SUPPLIER DIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP OF THE YEAR


Young Indigenous Entrepreneur of the Year – sponsored by EY

This award recognises a young Indigenous entrepreneur who has successfully brought their business idea to fruition, can demonstrate the potential for significant growth in the years to come and has demonstrated ongoing engagement with Supply Nation and / or our members and Indigenous businesses.

The winner will:

 

CLICK HERE TO START YOUR NOMINATION FOR YOUNG INDIGENOUS ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR


Indigenous Businesswoman of the Year – sponsored by IAG

This award recognises a female Indigenous business owner who has driven significant and sustainable growth in her business and has demonstrated ongoing engagement with Supply Nation and / or our members and Indigenous-owned businesses.

The winner will:

 

CLICK HERE TO START YOUR NOMINATION FOR INDIGENOUS BUSINESSWOMAN OF THE YEAR

 


Outstanding Impact Award – sponsored by Lendlease

All finalists from any award category will automatically be considered for the Outstanding Impact Award.

This award recognises an organisation or individual that has made an outstanding impact on supplier diversity and / or the growth of the Indigenous business sector. The achievements and efforts of the organisation or individual will illustrate the potential to drive growth and achieve a truly prosperous, vibrant and sustainable Indigenous business sector.

The successful nominee will have: