How to Apply and Deadlines

SPQA uses the Baldrige Performance Excellence Framework as the basis for its award application, evaluation, scoring and feedback methods. More information on the SPQA award application process can be found in the Award Guide.

To apply, organizations will need three documents available for download.

  1.  The 2020 Intent to Apply must be submitted prior to application. Due Oct. 16, 2019
  2.  The Award Guide 2020 provides details on how to complete your application. Due Jan 17, 2019
  3.  The sector-appropriate Baldrige Criteria Guide (PDF)  (i.e., Healthcare; Education; or, Manufacturing, Small  Business, Non-profit, Government). Note:  SPQA’s award cycle is one year behind the current National Baldrige Program. Consult the Award Guide for the appropriate version of the Baldrige Excellence Framework to use when completing your application.