The National Contract Management Association (NCMA), founded in 1959, is the world’s leading professional resource for those in the field of contract management. The organization, which has over 20,000 members, 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.

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What does NCMA offer to members?ncma-header-logo

  • Community – 20,000+ total members
  • Credentials – five highly-respected industry certifications
  • Learning – 300+ hours of education offered annually
  • Information – Monthly Contract Management (CM) Magazine
  • Networking – 3,000+ people attend national events every year
  • Advocacy – Legislative and regulatory alerts

The Washington D.C. Chapter, 50+ Years of Excellence:

The Washington, D.C. Chapter is one of the oldest and largest chapters of NCMA. Its members include a distinguished list of movers and shakers in contracting. Chartered in 1964, the D.C. Chapter has nearly 1,500 members, including the highest proportion of agency senior procurement executives of any chapter. The chapter also has the largest number of NCMA Fellows of any chapter.

The chapter draws on leading figures in government, industry, politics, and academia to engage in emerging acquisition topics. Meetings are held monthly on third Wednesdays from September through June. To supplement its monthly program and provide additional career development opportunities, the chapter sponsors a Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, offers topical webinars and seminars, supports the Contract Management Leadership Development Program (CMLDP), and delivers a robust and interactive CPCM review class.

By tradition, the chapter wraps up the Program Year with Fellows’ Night, where the program focuses on a wrap-up of key acquisition issues and celebrates the contributions of its many NCMA Fellows.

Our Role: Advance and impact the contract management profession through improved buyer-seller relationships.

Our Impact: Improved buyer-seller relationships that directly contribute to government and private organizational success. The NCMA DC Chapter provides the resources, tools, and leadership that will effectively enhance the depth of contract knowledge in the Washington, DC metro area.