Governor's Quality Award
The South Carolina Governor’s Quality Award recognizes organizations who achieve excellent performance in developing, implementing and deploying a quality management system based on the Baldrige Criteria.
The South Carolina award process is consistent with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award process. Similarly, it depends upon a trained, volunteer Board of Examiners and Judges who evaluate candidate organizations and recommend award recipients.
SC Governor's Quality Award Application Information
The South Carolina Governor’s Quality Award goes to those organizations who demonstrate excellent performance through their quality management system based on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Criteria. Other organizations may be recognized with a Gold Achiever Award for outstanding progress toward implementing the Baldrige criteria, a Silver Achever Award for significant progress toward implementing the Baldrige criteria, or a Bronze Achiever Award for progress worthy of recognition toward implementing the Baldrige criteria.
All award recipients are celebrated and recognized at the annual South Carolina Governor’s Quality Award Conference.
Nominations for the South Carolina Governor’s Quality Award should be submitted to the South Carolina Quality Forum. Forms for nomination are available below, or can be requested from the South Carolina Quality Forum.
Organizations who seek the award must submit a written application that includes a business overview and a description of the organization’s quality management system. Each application is reviewed, commented on and scored by a team of examiners. The team of examiners reach a consensus evaluation of the application and may recommend a site visit. It is during a site visit that examiners validate the level of performance excellence in the organization. All applicants receive a written feedback report from their team of examiners highlighting the organization’s strengths and opportunities for improvement. The value of the feedback report is immeasurable.