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

Learn more about our latest winners, awarded at NCMA's 2019 Government Contract Management Symposium (GCMS).

Brief descriptions of thNCMA awards and nomination/application deadlines are listed below. Email or call 800-344-8096 with any questions.

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 application period has ended. 

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. Please download the award nomination form here and send the completed form to awards@ncmahq.orgThe submission period for 2019 articles is open.

Applications are due by Friday, June 5, 2020.

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. New Applications (based on 10 categories & 40 points. The submission period is now closed.

Outstanding Fellow Award

This is awarded to an NCMA Fellow who contributes significantly to NCMA at both the chapter and national levels. The submission period is now closed.

Outstanding Volunteer Award

This award recognizes NCMA members who demonstrate dedicated service to the NCMA community through volunteerism. The submission period is now closed.

Chapter Excellence Award

This award is designed to recognize the most outstanding chapters based on a set criteria for determination. The submission period is now closed.

Advancing Professionals Award

This award recognizes rising stars and top performers coming into their own as leaders in contract management and in NCMA. The submission period is now 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 submission period is closed.