NCMA is the world’s leading professional resource for those in the field of contract management. The organization is dedicated to the professional growth and educational advancement of procurement and acquisition personnel worldwide. NCMA strives to serve and inform the profession it represents and to offer opportunities for the open exchange of ideas in neutral forums.
The San Diego Chapter was founded in 1962 to execute upon the ideals of NCMA's National Headquarters and serve the San Diego contracting community. The Chapter currently has over 400 members who come from the ranks of local government, state government, federal government, industry and academia. The San Diego Chapter is proud to have received the Gold Graalman Award from Headquarters multiple times. This award recognizes chapters that provide the best value to members taking into account the demographics and unique aspects of the Chapter.
This web page provides a brief overview of NCMA San Diego's activities related to:
Small Business and Government Outreach
Employment Services, and
To find out what the NCMA San Diego chapter has been up to lately, check out the latest newsletter.
An Award Winning Chapter
The San Diego Chapter was founded over 50 years ago and has received many awards during the course of its history. The San Diego Chapter is proud to have received the Gold Graalman Award from Headquarters multiple times. This award recognizes chapters that provide the best value to members taking into account the demographics and unique aspects of the Chapter. Many chapter members have also been recognized for their contributions to the profession at both the local and national levels.
Part of NCMA Headquarters’ vision is to provide tools and resources that enable the entry, development and advancement of all contract management professionals. Furthermore, NCMA values continuing education and training opportunities through its network of local chapters. The NCMA San Diego Chapter promotes this vision and supports these values by offering seminars, workshops and webinars. The Chapter also hosts monthly Contractor Administrator's Round Table (CART) meetings which is a great way to learn from contract professionals in industry and government a like in an informal setting. Moreover, the Chapter organizes study groups for the NCMA Certifications such as the Certified Contracts Management (CFCM) certification and the Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) certification. More information about these educational opportunities can be found under the Events page and Education page.
The community service mission statement is as follows: The San Diego Chapter of the NCMA Community Outreach program is dedicated to promoting the organization by connecting with our local community through targeted community interaction.
NCMA San Diego, through its Community Service efforts, identifies organizations to which its members can volunteer their time or to which the chapter can make financial donations. One of the Chapter's favorite community outreach events is hosting a toy drive for Toys for Tots.
Small Business and Government Outreach
NCMA is dedicated to reaching out to small businesses and the government. The chapter does this by acting as a liaison between various professional organizations to coordinate workshops or seminars for the benefit of small business. Furthermore, as part of NCMA San Diego's small business and government outreach efforts, the chapter promulgates NCMA events pertinent to contracting activities with small business and the government contracting organizations.
NCMA San Diego provides membership information and benefits to San Diego State University's College of Extended Studies and other universities.
NCMA San Diego also assists its members with career transitions. Job opportunities from interested companies are routinely posted to the website.
NCMA San Diego hosts social events too! The annual holiday social is very popular and in the past members have even gathered to celebrate the chapter's 50th birthday and to cheer on the San Diego Padres.