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DATED: November 2006 PAGE 1 OF 3 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. 2 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 3 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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