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SUBJECT: THE ALVIS (AL) D. KEEN HONORARY LIFE MEMBER AWARD

PURPOSE:

Establishment of the Honorary Life Member category was recommended at the April 15, 1967,
Board of Directors meeting by Bert DuMars, Ethics and Qualifications Chairperson. The Board
approved his recommendation and elected the first four Honorary Life Members: General
Keeling, J. M. Malloy, George Vecchietti, and Graeme Bannerman. This is the highest honor in
NCMA.

SCOPE

Applies to all NCMA members.

Additional eligibility requirements are:
       Be a current NCMA member;
       Have been an NCMA member a minimum of fifteen (15) years;
       Have held an NCMA national elective or appointive office for at least one full year.
       Have been involved in the contract management profession a minimum of twenty (20)
       years.

AWARD

Plaque
Gold membership card
Complimentary membership dues for life

PRESENTATION

The Award will be presented by the National President at the NCMA World Congress. Because
of the stature of this Award, it is imperative that the actual presentation receives special notice
and prestige. The conference chairperson, in consultation with the National President, shall
ensure that appropriate presentation arrangements are made. The recipient(s) should be offered
the opportunity to make acceptance remarks, limited to fifteen (15) minutes.

NOMINATION

Although any member may submit a nomination, each nomination must be endorsed by a
Chapter President. Nominations shall be submitted to the National Office.
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Nominations must be postmarked no later than January 15.

Nominations must be addressed:       National Contract Management Association
                                     Awards and Honors Committee
                                     21740 BeaumeadeCircle
                                     Suite 125
                                     Ashburn, VA 20147
                                     ATTENTION: HONORARY LIFE MEMBER AWARD

Nominations must be submitted in duplicate or electronically.

EVALUATION PROCESS

The list of nominations received will be compiled by the National Office. All nominations
should be sent to the attention of the Awards and Honors Committee at NCMA HQ. All award
nominations will be posted electronically on the intranet for review by the Awards and Honors
Committee. The Awards and Honors Committee will consist of a Chairperson and at least two
other NCMA members, appointed by the Chairperson, with one employed in the public sector
and one employed in the private sector. The committee shall review the nominations, apply the
criteria, and make a recommendation to the Board of Directors. Affirmative vote of three-fourths
of the Board present and voting shall be required for approval of any nomination. Upon
notification of a decision, the National Office will notify the National Board of Directors and
prepare for the presentation.

Nothing shall preclude submission, recommendation, or approval of more than one nomination.

EVALUATION CRITERIA

Each nomination will be evaluated for exceptional and noteworthy contributions to the
achievement of the purposes of the Association as set forth in Article II of the National Bylaws.
These contributions should be significant enough and at a high enough level to be generally
known to the NCMA membership well beyond the nominee’s chapter. Typically, nominees for
this award will have previously been awarded the Charles A. Dana Distinguished Service Award.

FUNDING

This award is funded by the NCMA operating budget
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FORMATS

Each nomination shall be limited to three (3) typed pages, in narrative form and shall contain the
following:

       Name and current (or most recent) professional position and dates held;
       A brief description of the current (or most recent) position’s responsibilities;
       Nominee’s highest NCMA elective office or appointed position and a brief explanation of
       that position’s responsibilities;
       Nominee’s employment history (in reverse chronological sequence) featuring a brief
       description of each position’s responsibilities and major accomplishments;
       Explanation of the nominee’s accomplishments that enhanced the contract management
       profession;
       Explanation of the nominee’s accomplishments that enhanced the professional reputation
       and effectiveness of NCMA.

								
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