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Baldrige Award Process Fees

The following fees for the 2014 award cycle remain the same as those for 2013, which were set in order to recover costs associated with administering the award process and to reduce the annual financial commitment needed from the Baldrige Foundation. Previously, federal funding covered the majority of costs for the award process. Additional information on the fee changes can be found in this Baldrige News item.

 

2014 Fees ($)

 

Award Category

Eligibility Certification (nonrefundable)

Application*

Supplemental Section**

Site Visit***

Manufacturing & service

360

18,000

2,000

50,000–60,000

Small business

9,600

1,000

30,000–35,000

Education (nonprofit): K-12

4,200

250

13,600

Education (nonprofit): Higher education

9,600

1,000

30,000-35,000

Education (for-profit):
>500 faculty/staff

Health care:>500 staff

Nonprofit: >500 staff

18,000

2,000

50,000-60,000

Education (for-profit):≤500 faculty/staff

Health care:≤500 staff

Nonprofit: ≤500 staff

9,600

1,000

30,000-35,000

 

*Covers expenses associated with the review of applications and the development of feedback reports. Include an additional processing fee of $1,250 if you submit your application on a CD only.

**Not applicable for most organizations. See question 9 in the Eligibility Certification Form (MS-Word).

***Paid only by applicants receiving site visits. The amount depends on the number of sites, the number of examiners assigned, the duration of the visit, and other factors. The fee is due to ASQ two weeks after the site visit.
*

Award Process Hotline
1-877-237-9064, option 3