|Event||Level 1||Level 2||Level 3|
|Application||Organizational Profile and 15-page response to the Criteria questions at the Category level||Organizational Profile and 50-page response to all Baldrige Criteria questions||Organizational Profile and 50-page response to all Baldrige Criteria questions|
|Award Eligibility(Tier)||Commitment||Mastery, Proficiency or Commitment||Excellence, Mastery, Proficiency or Commitment|
|Feedback||Written summary of strengths and opportunities for improvement for each Baldrige Category||Written summary of strengths and opportunities for improvement for each Baldrige Item|
Any public or private organization of any size located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania may apply.
Intent to Apply
Applicant selects an application level, completes a2016 Intent Form and submits a $150 non-refundable fee. To see a complete description of applicant requirements, instructions, and timeline, please download a copy of the 2016 Applicant Instructions from the Downloads and Forms Page. Note: KAPE will use the 2015 – 2016 version of the Baldrige Criteria for the 2016 award cycle. Please download the appropriate Criteria from the Downloads & Forms page.
Applicant completes and submits application and fee per the following table:
|Organization Size||Level 1||Level 2||Level 3*|
|Small (< 100 employees)||$750||$1,250||$6,000|
|Medium (100 to 500 employees)||$1,000||$2,500||$7,000|
|Large (> 500 employees)||$2,000||$2,500||$8,500|
Level 3 pricing includes the Site Visit.
Number of Awards
Any number of organizations may receive Recognition or Excellence Awards in each year. Organizations will be judged within their respective sectors.
All applications will be treated as confidential. Applicants are not expected to provide or reveal proprietary information. Examiners and Judges will also act under a strict Code of Ethics. Examiners will be assigned in a way to avoid conflicts of interest.