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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-344-8096 with any questions.
Outstanding Volunteer Award
This award recognizes NCMA members who demonstrate dedicated service to the NCMA community through volunteerism. The 2019 submission period is open. Download nomination form. Submit completed form to email@example.com by September 30.
Chapter Excellence Award
This award is designed to recognize the most outstanding chapters based on a set criteria for determination. The 2019 submission period is open. Download scoring criteria and
Executive Summary form. Submit completed Executive Summary to
firstname.lastname@example.org by August 31.
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 2020 submission period is open. New Applications (based on 10 categories & 40 points) are being accepted until December 1.
Advancing Professionals Award
This award recognizes rising stars and top performers coming into their own as leaders in contract management and in NCMA. The 2019 submission period is closed. Nominations are under review. Winners will be announced at Government Contract Management Symposium.
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.
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.
Contract Management Education Award
This award is designed to recognize colleges and universities whose contract management education exemplifies NCMA’s mission, vision, and value. The 2019 submission period is closed.
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
The 2019 submission period is closed.
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.
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.