Baldrige Program Update

The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (BPEP) recently announced that a request for quotes has been issued through the GSA Schedule for the “Baldrige Reimagined” external review.

In the announcement, the program said, “The upcoming review process will include both independent review and engagement by the contractor with our key stakeholder groups to obtain their perspective on our program and the Baldrige Award, as well as their input on what might be done to enhance our reach and impact.”

The initiative – to “re-imagine” the Baldrige Program and Process – has been a discussion item throughout the Baldrige Enterprise for many years, so it is an extension of a desire to improve, grow, and innovate the Program/Enterprise.

TNCPE, as part of the Alliance for Performance Excellence, will be working closely with the Baldrige Program and the rest of the Baldrige Enterprise to assist and provide input with improvements. We believe the recommendations that will be provided from this broad review will provide incredible insights to help TNCPE continue to refine our services to attain our vision to be a trusted partner and regional resource in achieving performance excellence. TNCPE looks forward to the outcome of this review.


Baldrige Reimagined FAQs

Is the Baldrige Program going away?

No! In fact, it is our thinking that it will emerge stronger, more accessible, and more impactful. The Program has made incremental change for 35 continuous years, but this is an opportunity for true innovative breakthrough change. Improvement, innovation, agility, resilience are core concepts underpinning Baldrige. The Baldrige Program and Baldrige Enterprise have demonstrated all of these over the past decade,
and this is an opportunity to do so again!


Will there be a Quest for Excellence in 2023?

The Baldrige Program is still planning to host Quest in April 2023. It will likely look a little different without current year recipients, but the Program is using the opportunity to reconfigure the conference in line with the overall Baldrige Reimagined effort, bringing new content, new value, and new energy to Quest for Excellence.

What will the review focus on? When will it be completed?

The review will assess how the Program can best advance US competitive, addressing the challenges most relevant to today’s business environment, and to reimagining how the Program can best function to increase impact and accessibility. The goal is to have actionable recommendations this fall that can be implemented in time for the 2023 Award process.