|2014 Innovations Award Program|
Be Recognized at the National Conference in San Antonio, Texas and have your conference expenses paid. The National Conference is June 7-10, 2014.
Innovations Award Program
The NASFA Innovations Award was established in 1993 and recognizes outstanding
achievement by a state facility organization for establishing an innovative new
program or improving an existing program. The program is intended to enhance
efficiency and effectiveness in state government. The Innovations Award is
granted to the submission that demonstrates significant improvements to a
program or service under the direction of a State Facility Administrator. The best
solution is one that is: adopted and integrated into the submitting State’s
program, provides significant measurable factors which impact the organization
and is something that others in State Government may learn from or adopt for
use in their own State. Innovation does not have to involve costly investments
or new technologies. Innovation is simply a change in process or thinking that
improves the effectiveness and performance of the outcome.
of the NASFA Innovations Award is recognized at an
awards banquet during the National Conference & Resource Expo. The award
winner is presented with a plaque, and one representative from the winner
program will be reimbursed for travel, accommodations and one complimentary
state registration. Winning programs are highlighted on NASFA’s Web site.
The winner will be recognized during the
NASFA National Conference Awards Banquet on Monday, June 9, 2014. The conference will be held June 7-10, 2014 at the Westin
Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. More information about the conference
will be posted soon. The 2014 award winner is presented with a plaque, and one
representative from the overall winning
program will be reimbursed for travel, accommodations and one state
registration. The winning program will be highlighted on the
association's Web site at www.nasfa.net.
Submissions (New, Existing & Resubmitting)
Programs should demonstrate significant creativity in solution development
illustrating new methods, devices or customs advancing facilities management in
state government. All innovative programs are welcome, whether it is a brand
new program or it has been in existence for several years. A program may have
been created and undergone revisions over the years and remains innovative and
beneficial to other States.
If your State submitted a program in the past two years (2012 & 2013) and were not recognized as a winner or honorable mention, your program will automatically
be placed among this year’s submissions.
However, if you wish to update your information and resubmit please
contact NASFA by February 7th and the updated program must be submitted by the deadline of February 28th, 2014. Your
program could be this year's winner.
Must be a state government program either newly created or improved.
Must be a program in effect for at least six months with measurable results.
Must be a program that can be utilized by other states.
• Must be a NASFA state dues paying member to
be considered for an award, however non-member
will be considered this year.
Scoring will be
determined in accordance with the following criteria:
40 Points: Program delivered a defined dollar
savings and/or efficiency for the customer and/or
25 Points: Program relates to similar areas
of responsibility in other states and could improve
in other states.
25 Points: Program goals and objective, scope
and content clearly defined, and the results have
effective in achieving its goals and objectives.
10 Points: Program description is complete and
follows submission format.
100 Total Points
Categories & Sample Program Areas
The program should enhance efficiency and effectiveness in one or more of the
following facilities related categories. On the application, you will be asked
to specify the category your program best fits. Below are sample program areas
you could address. Feel free to submit programs outside of these areas.
Building Information Modeling (BIM)
Capitol Program Funding
Facility Assessment Surveys
Lease to Own
Leasing of Real Property
Right of Way Management
Sale & Purchasing of Real Property
The submission should include a one-page summary of the program and include
reasoning for the program's design, its goals/objectives, and strategies taken
to achieve the program's success. Do not send supporting documents. For each of
the following questions, provide a narrative answer and include supporting
financial and service delivery data as appropriate. When answering the
questions below, you are limited to three pages, double-spaced, 12 point font, on
8 ½ x 11 inch paper. The three-page limit does not include the one-page
summary. The deadline is February 28, 2014.
- What problem(s) is the program addressing?
- When was the program implemented, and is it still operational?
- How does the program result in dollar savings and/or efficiency for
customers? For the owner agency?
- Is the program
cost-effective? Be specific to benefits and costs and include start-up and annual costs and efficiency.
- Who are the beneficiaries of the program?
- What is the feasibility of the program being used by other states?
Click here for a printable document with the questions and cover page.
Sample Submissions & Recent Submission History
We've provided you with some sample submissions from recent winning submissions. Click the program title below to see the submission.
2013 Winner: Georgia Building Authority - Building Access Management Project
2012 Winner: Kentucky - Commonwealth Energy Management & Control System
2011 Winner: Kentucky - Chiller Procurement Using Life-Cycle Costing
for a list of submissions since 2007. Keep in mind, those submissions
from 2012 and 2013 that weren't recognized as a winner will automatically be placed
among this year’s submissions.
must be received electronically via e-mail to NASFA at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions, feel free to contact the NASFA Staff at email@example.com or Marcia
Stone, firstname.lastname@example.org, 859-244-8181.