Individual Awards


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Each year NIGP recognizes individual and agency members who have achieved hallmark status in the eyes of their peers.


2018 Individual Award Winners

Albert H. Hall Memorial Award

Don Buffum, CPPO, CPPB
Director, Procurement & Contracts
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS

Anne Deatherage Service Award

Bobbye L. Marsala, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M.
Chief Procurement Officer
City of Palm Bay, FL

Distinguished Service Award

Steven M. Demel, CPPO
Director of Purchasing
Tacoma School District, WA

Distinguished Service Award

David E. Nash, CPPO, CPPB
Retired

Manager of the Year

Victoria A. Cortinas, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M.
Contract Administrator
City of Tucson, AZ

Buyer of the Year

Emil C. Rosol, III, CPPO, CPPB
Buyer
Cleveland Metroparks, OH

While I know how challenging my work can be, the fact my peers and customers appreciate my efforts, winning this award provided me with the validation of all my efforts. It was priceless!

 Mina Kaeding, Ph.D, CPPO, CPPB, FCCM - 2016 Manager of the Year Award Winner

AWARD CRITERIA

Mandatory Criteria for ALL Awards:

Assessment is based on involvement at the Agency, Community, Chapter, Institute and other personal and professional societies (regional or national).

  • Active Promoter in education and professional development
  • Supporter of public procurement organizations
  • Demonstrated Passion for the vision and mission of NIGP
  • Maintain high Standards, ethical and moral in accordance with NIGP Code of Ethics
  • Active in community affairs (procurement and non-procurement related)

ELIGIBILITY

  • NIGP Governing Board members as well as members of the Finance, Member, and Talent Councils are ineligible for these awards if they are a current Board Member at time of nomination.
  • All nominations, including self-nominations, require a minimum of one letter of endorsement (note: the nomination form is considered separate from a letter of endorsement)
  • For Buyer and Manager of the Year, please only identify activities for the last two years (2016 and 2017)

SCORING PRACTICES

Points are awarded by the level of involvement or contribution in these areas:

  • Agency – 1 point per activity
  • Community (procurement and non-procurement related) – 2 points per activity
  • Chapter – 3 points per activity
  • Institute – 4 points per activity
  • Regional/Professional Societies – 5 points per activity

Awards For Procurement Professionals

Albert H. Hall Memorial Award

Established in 1977, this is NIGP's highest award, which is named in honor of NIGP's founder, Albert H. Hall. Professionals receiving the Albert H. Hall Memorial Award also earn the designation of ‘Fellow of NIGP’ or FNIGP.

The nominee shall identify success in the Mandatory Criteria as well as the following areas:

  • Innovation in changing procurement concepts and procedures
  • A clear predominant personal effort without which the contributions would not have been made
  • Involvement with other levels of government in public procurement programs and objectives
  • Is a Career public procurement official and active leader in public procurement organizations.

Distinguished Service Awards (DSA)

The nominee shall identify success in the Mandatory criteria as well as the following areas:

  • An original and innovative resolution of a critical procurement issue
  • Contribution to a one-time, outstanding effort, which benefited either NIGP or their organization
  • Helped to bring credit to NIGP and/or their organization with exceptional contributions to the procurement field or their community

Anne Deatherage Meritorious Service Award

Established in 2005, this award is named in honor of NIGP's Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Anne Deatherage, who served the Institute in a variety of leadership capacities from 1972 to 2005.  It is awarded to current public procurement officials, retired or former public procurement officials, NIGP staff members, or other individuals in the private sector who have dedicated their career to advancing the public procurement profession.

The nominee shall identify success in the Mandatory Criteria as well as the following areas:

  • Contributions to committees organized by NIGP and/or a NIGP Chapter
  • Exceptional leadership within NIGP governance, a NIGP Chapter affiliate and/or a NIGP strategic partner over an extended period of time
  • Specific, individual contributions to public procurement that have made a difference in enhancing the quality, relevancy, recognition or value of the profession.

Manager of the Year

Nominees must be public procurement professionals who have supervisory or management responsibilities. Public Procurement manager functions must include:

  • Responsibility of overall procurement/material management activities in a specific governmental entity to include the supervision of procurement personnel and/or the display of executive abilities involving economic/financial, technical, statistical, legal, and administrative attributes.
  • Management positions may be totally dedicated to the procurement function or shared with other responsibilities.
  • The awardee must be a current member of NIGP and document the efforts during the previous two years (January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2017).

 

Buyer of the Year

Nominees must be buyers who have no supervisory or management responsibilities. The buyer function involves:

  • The process of determining the customer requirements, reviewing specifications and requirements, developing and issuing bids, evaluating offers and selecting the vendor, arriving at fair and reasonable price and terms, preparing the contract or purchase order, vendor relations, following up to ensure timely delivery, shipping/receiving, inventory and warehousing, and contract administration provisions.
  • Candidates involved in one or more facets of the procurement cycle shall also be eligible, including but limited to: buyers, procurement analysts, contract administrators, warehouse staff including storekeepers, stocking and property accountability, contract oversight such as engineers, and MBE/WBE outreach personnel.
  • The awardee must be a current member of NIGP and document the efforts during the previous two years (January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2017).

 

2018 Albert H. Hall Memorial Award Winner

Don Buffum, CPPO, CPPB,
Director, Procurement & Contracts
Mississippi State University, MS

2018 Distinguished Service Award Winner

Steven M. Demel, CPPO
Director of Purchasing
Tacoma School District, WA

2018 Distinguished Service Award Winner

David E. Nash, CPPO, CPPB
Retired

2018 Anne Deatherage Meritorious Service Award Winner

Bobbye L. Marsala, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M.
Chief Procurement Officer
City of Palm Bay, FL

2018 Manager of the Year Award Winner

Victoria A. Cortinas, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M.
Contract Administrator
City of Tucson, AZ

2018 Buyer of the Year Award Winner

Emil C. Rosol, III, CPPO, CPPB
Buyer
Cleveland Metroparks, OH

Past Award Winners Individuals

  • Albert H. Hall Memorial Award

  • Anne Deatherage Meritorius Service Award

  • Buyer of the Year Award

  • Manager of the Year

  • Distinguished Service Awards

  • Leadership Award

  • Young Professional Award

  • Volunteer Award

  • Integrity Award

  • NIGP President's Special Awards

  • MEASURE Up Award

  • NIGP Best Practices Award

  • Innovations in Public Procurement Award

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