TWO APPLICATION ALTERNATIVES

Application Summary

Application Levels

 

Lite (Assessment)

(See Assessment Application guidelines.)

Full Examination

Application Deadlines*

January 1, April 1, July 1, October 1 

A limited number of applications are reviewed each quarter.

January 1

Intent to Apply Form

Required. Accepted throughout the year, no fewer than 3 months prior to deadline. Valid for 1 year.

$200 fee for Full and Lite to accompany form.

Required by October 1 (of previous year)

Criteria used to create application

Lite (Assessment) Criteria and limited questions from the Baldrige Excellence Builder

Full Criteria from the Baldrige Excellence Framework

Version of Criteria Accepted Application submitted must be in response to the 2017-2018 criteria Application submitted must be in response to the 2017-2018 criteria

Organizational Profile

Required; Up to 5 pages

Required; Up to 5 pages

Application Size 

Maximum 20 pages, excluding the Organizational Profile, Organizational Chart and Glossary of Terms.

Minimum font size 11 pt
Charts and graphs minimum 9 pt

Include in your submission packet:

  • Intent to Apply Form
  • Organizational Chart (1 page)
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Organizational Profile (5 pages)
  • Response to Categories 1 – 7 (20 pages)

Maximum 50 pages, excluding the Organizational Profile, Organizational Chart and Glossary of Terms.

Minimum font size 11 pt
Charts and graphs minimum 9 pt)
 
Include in your submission packet:
  • Intent to Apply Form
  • Organizational Chart (1 page)
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Organizational Profile (5 pages)
  • Response to Categories 1 – 7 (50 pages)

Site Visit

Not applicable

To be determined by the Panel of Judges

Examiner Involvement

Applicant strongly encouraged to commit one individual from the organization to the Examiner Training

Applicant strongly encouraged to commit one individual from the organization to the Examiner Training

Award Level Eligibility

Certificate provided in recognition of participation.

Evidence of submission is provided through the Certificate of Submission sent with the Feedback Report.

  • Certificate of Commitment
  • Achievement Level Award
  • Leadership Level Award
  • Excellence Level Award

Award level is determined by Panel of Judges

Review Process

1-3 Examiners and a Judge Mentor

Independent Review and Concensus Review

Full Examination team (6-9 members) and a Judge Mentor

Independent Review, Concensus Review and site visit when applicable

Determines Recommendation

Senior Examiner or Judge

Panel of Judges

Feedback to Applicant

Feedback Report plus Executive Briefing. Scoring ranges provided at Category Item level.

Full Feedback Report including Key Themes plus Executive Briefing. Scoring ranges provided at Category Item level. Overall Scoring Bands for Approach/Deployment and for Results provided.

 

Submission Details

Email 1 electronic copy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and mail 3 paper copies to

Performance Excellence NW
PO Box 5941
Kent, WA 98064-5941

Email 1 electronic copy to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and Mail 10 paper copies to

Performance Excellence NW
PO Box 5941
Kent, WA 98064-5941

Fees

Letter of Intent to apply: $200

Application Fees vary by organization size.

Letter of Intent to apply: $200

Application Fees vary by organization size.

 In the event that the due date falls on a non-working day for the U.S. Postal Service, we will accept postmarks for the next working day.

All applications are strictly confidential.

Sector Categories

The following sectors are eligible to apply for the award including:

  • Business (For-Profit)
  • Business (Not-for-Profit)
  • Business (Public)
  • Education
  • Healthcare

Full Examination Recognition Levels

The following recognition levels are only available for the Full Examination Applications:

  • Certificate of Commitment
    This level is the starting point for organizations that are beginning to adopt and apply quality principles as defined by the Baldrige Criteria.
  • Achievement Level Award
    This intermediate level is for those organizations that have demonstrated significant progress toward excellence and process for continuous improvement.
  • Leadership Level Award
    This is an advanced level for organizations that have demonstrated significant progress toward excellence.
  • Excellence Level Award
    This is the award level is for organizations that have demonstrated the highest level of excellence.

Intent to Apply Forms

For all applications please use this Intent to Apply Form.
    Send this completed form, with $200.00 fee, payable to PENW, for Intent to Apply to:

    Performance Excellence NW 
    Post Office Box 5941,
    Kent, Washington 98064-5941

    Online Via PayPal. A receipt will automatically be generated.  Please submit the receipt along with a copy of your Intent to Apply form..

Application Fee

Reference Material: WSQA Lite

All other applicants with intention to submit an application should use the Performance Excellence Northwest (PENW) Intent to Apply Form.

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