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Microsoft announced the recipients of the 2017 Microsoft Supplier Program (MSP) Excellence Awards. Winners were announced in three categories: Supplier Diversity; Impact Sourcing Leadership; and Supplier of the Year: large, medium-size and small suppliers, according Telecompaper. The 2017 Supplier Diversity Award was awarded to Revel Consulting, the 2017 Impact Sourcing Leadership Award to Orion Industries, the 2017 Supplier of the Year Award – Large to Accenture, the 2017 Supplier of the Year Award – Medium to Brillio and the 2017 Supplier of the Year Award – Small to Metia Solutions.
 
The purpose of the MSP programme is to build long-term relationships with a selected group of strategic suppliers who create long-term value for Microsoft.
 
Winners of the 2017 MSP Excellence Awards were nominated by employees of Microsoft in various business units, MSP suppliers and Microsoft Procurement Professionals. An extensive panel of Microsoft employees and external judges selects all final awardees.
 
Award winners were based on excellence in many areas, including quality, value, service and innovation. Winners were announced during the 17th Annual MSP Summit on Microsoft’s main corporate campus in Redmond.