The CIPS Supply Management Awards judging panel will consist of representatives from CIPS as well as senior procurement leaders.  We do not allow consultants to join our panel and we limit non-CIPS judges to just two terms on the panel. All judges sign a confidentiality agreement with us, as well as declaring any conflicts of interest regarding the entries. Those judges who have declared a conflict of interest do not score those submissions

We are confident that our awards stand out from others in the industry for being highly transparent, robust and ethical. Our standards are incredibly high and we carefully select judges based on this. 


This consists of two phases. Firstly judges will individually read, score and comment on all of the entries. The second phase will consist of an in-depth group discussion on each entry and a majority vote will be conducted to determine the shortlist and winners, taking into account, scores, comments and discussions.

Judging System

Commerce Decisions – Official Technology Supplier to the CIPS Awards.


The CIPS awards judging process has been supported by Commerce Decisions’ AWARD® evaluation solution.  AWARD® enabled the evaluation of submissions in a robust, controlled and objective manner; without bias and ensuring the integrity of the judging activities. With a geographically dispersed judging team, tight timescales and a large number of documents to manage, AWARD® assured an efficient, robust, transparent and auditable competition process.


Commerce Decisions is focused on supporting complex, high risk evaluations – a niche area that may represent only 20% of procurement transactions, but often account for 50% of annual spend and 90% of procurement risk.  AWARD® has been developed specifically to support these strategic procurements with a structured, robust and transparent approach.  The solution offers a unique focus and depth of functionality, with innovative modules to support the development of effective criteria and assure value for money decisions. 


Together with our best practice knowledge and expert services, AWARD® provides project teams with the confidence that they are dealing with procurement challenges efficiently, meeting the demands of shareholders/procurement regulations and delivering robust decisions that are open to external scrutiny.  AWARD® has been proven to deliver time and cost savings, confidence, efficiency and defensibility.  With proven success on £200 billion of projects over 15 years,  Commerce Decisions has a strong client base across many sectors including construction, transport, education, FM, utilities, health and defence.

Chair Of Judges

Peter Morichovitis

Peter Morichovitis is a highly accomplished Procurement and Supply Chain leader with diverse experience across the resources, manufacturing and government sectors. In 2016 he was recognised as CIPS Australasian Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year and for leading his organisation to win best procurement Transformation globally, at the Procurement Leaders World Procurement Awards. Peter is currently Chief Procurement Officer at the City of Gold Coast, Aust...

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Meet The Judges

Bruce Pain

Bruce PainChief Procurement Officer, Brisbane City Council

Bruce has recently been appointed as the Chief Procurement Officer at Brisbane City Council. In his new role, Bruce is accountable for leading the...

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Cath Hill

Cath HillGroup Director, Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)

Cath is a member of the CIPS Group leadership team. She joined CIPS in June 2011 as Marketing Director and is now responsible for a global portfolio t...

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Fiona Nissen

Fiona NissenProcurement Excellence Manager, Fletcher Building

Fiona has been passionate about procurement since 2007 when she decided to make a career change into procurement. Prior to that she has worked in sale...

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Jim Kirkup

Jim KirkupDirector of Procurement and Supply, Melbourne Health

Jim manages the Procurement and Supply Department at Melbourne Health. He is responsible for the team that sources goods and services for Melbour...

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Kevin McCafferty

Kevin McCaffertyExecutive General Manager, Broadspectrum

Kevin McCafferty is the Executive General Manager, Procurement for Broadspectrum (Australia) Pty , with responsibility of over $1.5b in expend...

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Lee Houlson

Lee HoulsonHead of Commercial & Procurement Function, BAE Systems

Lee Houlson is a highly qualified procurement, contracts and risk management professional with extensive commercial experience dealing with blue c...

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Pauline Rolfe

Pauline RolfeProcurement Operations Manager, Accenture Australia

Pauline Rolfe is the winner of the 2016 CIPS Australasia Young Procurement and Supply Chain Professional of the year Award. As a Value Architect withi...

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Peter Curcio

Peter CurcioChief Procurement Officer, ANZ Bank

Over 25 years’ experience in Procurement transformation, Offshoring, Strategic Sourcing and Vendor management with a number of leading blue...

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Sarah Cotgreave

Sarah CotgreaveDivisional Manager, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade

Sarah began her procurement career in defence contracting. Having qualified at MCIPS, Sarah went on to work on the procurement of UK national cont...

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