SAME Small Business Award Nomination

The SAME Small Business Awards are presented at the SAME Small Business Conference.

Submissions are now closed.

Awards Eligibility Criteria      

The nominee should meet all of the following criteria for work completed for any federal agency within the last five years from nomination due date in an outstanding manner.

Selection Criteria

  • Letters of commendations, awards, previous project evaluations, etc. to show past performance from client or prime contractor.
  • Company’s track record for working with other Small Businesses in the Industry
  • Company’s track record for the professional development of its employees through participation in SAME education and training activities; and
  • Company participation in one or more small business conferences (e.g. SAME Small Business Conference, Veteran-Owned Small Business Conference, an SAME Post-sponsored small business conference)

SAME Large Business Award Nomination

Awards Eligibility Criteria

The nominee should meet all of the following criteria for work completed for any federal agency within the last five years from nomination due date in an outstanding manner.

Selection Criteria

  • Small business subcontracting performance as evidenced by Summary Subcontracting Reports (SSR’s) within the past three years;
  • Description of the efforts to support small business programs and the result of such efforts (Number of small businesses subcontracted to and subcontracting dollars to small businesses)
  • Letters of recognition or awards from agencies or the Small Business Administration (SBA) for outstanding small business utilization and/or SBA subcontracting program review ratings;
  • Company’s demonstrated support for the internal training of the nominee’s program/project managers on how to involve and support small business initiatives; and
  • Company’s participation in one or more small business conferences (e.g., SAME Small Business Conference, Veteran-Owned Small Business Conference, SAME Post-sponsored small business conference, etc.).

SAME Industry Small Business Advocate Nomination

Awards Eligibility Criteria

This award recognizes an individual from industry who has been an outstanding spokesperson and advocate for small business. The award recognizes efforts and actions accomplished for programs within the past three years. This person may be the Small Business Advocate within a Large Business.

Selection Criteria

  • The nomination must show examples of how the nominee worked on small business issues with SBA, DOD agencies, or other groups to support Small Businesses
  • How the individual contributed to SAME Small Business Conferences and training sessions, or represented small business interests in SAME forums.
  • The nomination should include letters of commendation, awards and other recognition for the individual’s efforts to support small business programs.

SAME Post Small Business Liaison Officer Award Nomination

Awards Eligibility Criteria

The annual Post Small Business Liaison Officer (PSBLO) of the Year Award recognizes the PSBLO whose leadership, support and activities best exemplifies the mission of the Small Business Community of Interest (COI).

Eligibility: member of a Post Board of Direction as the named PSBLO or Post Officer to be eligible.

Selection Criteria:

Eminent and notable contributions to small business. The PSBLO Award is based on achieving specific criteria segmented into three focus areas: SAME Post Participation, Small Business COI Participation, and Small Business Advocacy Outside SAME. A minimum of five of the nine criteria factors noted below must be met to qualify for the award.

SAME Post Participation:

Implemented Innovative membership recruiting of small businesses.

Advocates providing discounts to small businesses for Post or Regional Events.

Recognized a small business member or firm via newsletter, newspaper, magazine award, monthly Post meeting.

Received Letter(s) of appreciation/commendation from their Post President, a local or national organization or agency for post efforts in small business activity.

Small Business Council Participation:

  • Member of the Small Business COI and have contributed to Conferences, Newsletters, small business Training, Webinars.
  • Attended SAME Small Business Conferences in the past two years and can offer insight on improving the programs.

Small Business Advocacy Outside SAME:

  • Works for a small business
  • Coordinated or assisted a small business event with a Local Government Agency.
  • Assist with conference planning of at least one (1) community small business outreach event.

Nomination Process:  May be self-nominated or nominated by a Society member. The nominator will verify that the individual meets the eligibility criteria for the award, and that the nomination package provides information to support each of the nomination criteria and all required information on the nominee. The nominator is responsible for ensuring the package, with endorsement, is received at SAME National office on or before the application deadline.