NCMA will lead and represent the contract management profession. Our vision is that enterprises will succeed through improved buyer-seller relationships based on common values, practices, and professional standards.
NCMA exists to enable the workforce to grow professionally, assess individual and organizational competency against professional standards, establish values, develop best practices, and provide access to skilled individuals, enabling enterprises to improve their buyer-seller relationships.
NCMA's Value Proposition
We enable our members to develop professionally by offering: access to a diverse contract management community of practice, a sanctioned Code of Ethics, an organized Body of Knowledge and an accredited certification program. Through its international Chapter network, publications, programs and activities, NCMA provides the tools, resources, and leadership opportunities to enhance each member’s professional career and gain recognition for their voluntary accomplishments.
We enable our chapters to successfully establish an organized local presence, sustain a voice in the professional community, and advance the objectives of the Association by providing a national infrastructure, organizational support, strong branding and access to training and marketing resources. Chapters, in turn, provide a local venue and distribution system to support the national brand, attract new members, retain current members and generate revenue to advance the goals of the local and national organization.
We enable organizations that employ members of our community of practice to advance their organizational goals by facilitating ready access to skilled human capital, learning resources, and best practices, standards, and metrics of the profession. We uphold the professional standing of our members to improve contract management performance and bring strategic value to those organizations.
We enable other external customers such as researchers, consultants, trainers, recruiters and universities to gain broad access to defined segments of our community of practice and our Body of Knowledge for the purpose of advancing the profession and fulfilling their individual goals.
We are committed to:
Principled professional conduct and achievement, as dictated by our Code of Ethics;
An open exchange of ideas in a neutral forum;
A culturally and professionally diverse membership;
Excellence in everything we do, especially our service to our members and the contract management community;
Continuing education, training and leadership opportunities through a network of local chapters;
Remaining the preeminent source of professional development for contract professionals.
Growing the Association to serve the widest possible constituency in the field of contract management;
Recognizing and rewarding professional excellence and superior individual achievement in support of the contract management profession;
Demonstrated professional achievement through Certification;
Quality volunteer leadership; and
Members’ independence of purpose, freedom of action, and responsibility to the people and organizations they serve.