NCMA recognizes the outstanding efforts of members, leaders, and chapters. We’ve even awarded some non-members for extraordinary work.

Below are brief descriptions of these awards and nomination/application deadlines. Email awards@ncmahq.org or call 800-344-8096 with any questions.

Best Contract Management Magazine Article Award

This award was established in 1971 by one of NCMA’s founders, Norman Singer, and celebrates the best articles written for NCMA's Contract Management Magazine. The 2019 submission period is closed. Nominations are under review. Winners will be announced at World Congress 2019 in Boston.

Innovation in Contracting Award

This award recognizes successful applications of innovative or leading edge contract management practices in ways not previously demonstrated to achieve mission or organizational goals and results. The 2019 submission period is closed. Nominations are under review. Winners will be announced at World Congress 2019 in Boston.

Contract Management Education Award

This award is designed to recognize colleges and universities whose contract management education exemplifies NCMA’s mission, vision, and value.

Elmer B. Staats Contracting Professional Excellence Award

The Procurement Round Table recognizes a federal acquisition professional with extraordinary business leadership or team participation in the design, development, or execution of an acquisition program or project that furthers an agency's mission.  The 2019 submission period is closed. Nominations are under review. Winners will be announced at World Congress 2019 in Boston.

Advancing Professionals Award

This award recognizes rising stars and top performers coming into their own as leaders in contract management and in NCMA. Nominations are due June 1. Download the nomination form.

Fellow Award

NCMA’s Fellow designation recognizes those who have made significant contributions to the field of contract management and NCMA. It is the second highest award given by the association. The 2019 submission period is closed. Nominations are under review. Winners will be announced at World Congress 2019 in Boston.

The 2020 submission period is open. Applications are being accepted until December 1.

Outstanding Fellow Award

This is awarded to an NCMA Fellow who contributes significantly to NCMA at both the chapter and national levels. The 2019 submission period is closed. Nominations are under review. Winners will be announced at World Congress 2019 in Boston.

Lifetime Achievement Award

This is NCMA’s highest award. This award is presented to a nationally renowned and distinguished contracting professional who has made significant contributions to the profession and NCMA. It honors the memory of Charles A. Dana, Alvis D. Keen, and Herbert Roback for their service to NCMA and the contracting profession. The 2019 submission period is closed. Nominations are under review. Winners will be announced at World Congress 2019 in Boston.