Awards

NCMA has several awards to recognize many outstanding efforts of members, non-members, and chapters. Below is a brief description of these awards, nomination/application deadlines, and time of presentation. Email awards@ncmahq.org or call 800-344-8096 with any questions regarding these awards.

W. Gregor Macfarlan Excellence in Contract Management Research and Writing Award


This award recognizes scholarly research and writing in the contract management profession. It is named in honor of W. Gregor Macfarlan who served the contract management profession for more than 40 years as a researcher, author, mentor, and teacher. Nominations are due January 15.

Certification Support Award


This award recognizes organizations that encourage professional development and education through certification. Nominations are due January 31


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. Nominations are due February 15


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. Nominations are due by March 1.

Contract Management Education Award


This award is designed to recognize colleges and universities whose contract management education exemplifies NCMA’s mission, vision, and value. Nominations are due by April 1

Elmer B. Staats Contracting Professional Excellence Award

This award from 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 2017 winner of this award has been selected. The next application deadline will be announced in early 2018.

Advancing Professionals Award


This award recognizes rising stars and top performers who will eventually be leaders in the contract management profession and in NCMA. Nominations are due June 1.

Chapter Excellence Award


This award celebrates outstanding chapters that promote professionalism through NCMA. Nominations are due July 31

Outstanding Chapter Volunteer Award


This award celebrates chapter volunteers who demonstrate dedicated service to NCMA and its members. Nominations are due July 31.

Fellow Award


NCMA’s Fellow designation awards those who have made significant contributions to the field of contract management and NCMA. It is the second highest award given by the association. Nominations are due by December 1

Outstanding Fellow Award


This is awarded to an NCMA Fellow who contributes significantly to NCMA at both the chapter and national levels. Nominations are due December 1.

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. Nominations are due December 15