The CIPS Supply Management Awards judging panel consists 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. Judges are allowed to enter the Awards and have to sign a confidentiality agreement with us, as well as declaring any conflicts of entry 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 profession 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.

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 $400 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.


Alan Dunning

Principal Supply Chain Manager, Worley

Andre Harvey

GM, Procurement & Supply, Stanwell Corporation

Cath Hill

Group Director, CIPS

Coretta Bessi

Head of Commercial Services, Westpac


Dan Thearle

Director Strategic Procurement, Monash University

David Henchliffe

Group Manager Strategic Procurement at OZ Minerals

Jodi Huebert

Head of Procurement, Pacific National

Justin Sara

Executive Regional Manager, SA, ArcBlue

Karina Harris

Regional Head of Indirect Procurement, Asia Pacific, BP

Rob Halsall

Managing Director, The Executive Athlete

Sarah Cook

CPO, Coca-Cola Amatil