How to Apply

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.

  • The Award Guide 2019 provides details on how to apply for a given year.
  • The Recognition Intent to Apply 2019 must be provided prior to application.
  • The most 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 so consult the Award Guide for the appropriate version of the Baldrige Excellence Framework to use when completing the application.