Supplier Award Nominations are Open!
Have you had a positive experience working with a supplier that went above and beyond for Iowa State University, made an impact, assisted with an issue, and/or promoted sustainable practices in 2023? If you have, please share your experience with us through a nomination for a 2024 Supplier Award!
Nominations are being accepted in six separate categories through February 29th. Don’t wait to submit your nomination, as suppliers may be nominated more than once and in more than one category!
2024 Supplier Award Categories
Customer Service Award – To recognize those suppliers that go above and beyond to provide professional, responsive, and proactive service to Iowa State University. Suppliers must demonstrate their ability and willingness to: consistently provide high-level customer service to Iowa State University, maintain and foster relationships with Iowa State University (including key stakeholders), and align their internal resources with Iowa State University needs.
cyBUY Supplier of the Year Award – Recognizing Suppliers with a catalog in the cyBUY Marketplace, our eProcurement platform, that go above and beyond to provide exceptional value and extraordinary customer service to Iowa State University. Suppliers must demonstrate their ability and willingness to consistently provide high-level, responsive customer service and maintain and update core lists/contract pricing to align with the needs of Iowa State University.
Environmental Excellence Award – To recognize a supplier who shares Iowa State University’s commitment to sustainable business practices by providing environmentally preferable products, promoting sustainable practices, and/or managing energy consumption.
Small Business of the Year Award – To recognize the significant impact small businesses make at Iowa State University. Suppliers must demonstrate exemplary customer service, innovative solutions, and meaningful partnerships.
Strategic Partnership Award – To recognize extraordinary collaboration and innovation between a contracted Supplier and Iowa State University. Suppliers must demonstrate true partnership efforts through providing value, exceeding expectations, and taking a proactive approach to present new initiatives and alternative solutions to enhance the contract and working relationship with Iowa State University.
Supplier of the Year Award – To recognize extraordinary customer service, engagement in collaborative efforts, willingness to pivot to assist when new issues arise, and providing solutions that positively impact Iowa State University.
The criteria for each award category and how to nominate a supplier for an award can be found on our Supplier Award Webpage.
We look forward to hearing about your experiences working with a supplier that went above and beyond for Iowa State University, made an impact, assisted with new issues when they arose, and/or promoted sustainable practices!