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Announcing the 2015 Excellence in Partnership (EIP) Award Winners!

The Coalition is excited to announce the 2015 Excellence in Partnership (EIP) Award Winners! The EIP Awards were developed 16 years ago to honor individuals and organizations in the acquisition community that have made significant contributions to the procurement system while providing best value to the taxpayer.

The EIP Lifetime Acquisition Excellence Award is the Coalition’s recognizes individuals in the procurement community who have demonstrated a long-term commitment to improving the federal acquisition system.

The 2015 EIP Lifetime Acquisition Excellence Awardees are:

Lifetime Acquisition Excellence Award

  • Geraldine Watson, General Services Administration
  • Kay Ely, General Services Administration

The Coalition for Government Procurement also honors Excellence in Partnership in four additional distinguished categories—Myth-busters, Government Savings, Green Excellence, and Best Veteran Hiring. The EIP awards in these categories highlight outstanding acquisition initiatives that result in significant cost savings for the American taxpayer and highlight exceptional public and private sector programs that promote sustainability and support veterans.

The 2015 EIP government and industry awardees in these categories are:

Myth Busters Award

  • GSA Alliant 2 Unrestricted and the Alliant 2 Small Business team
  • Mike Pullen CGI Federal

Government Savings Award

  • Randall Culpepper, United States Air Force
  • R10 FAS Professional Services Category Management Team

Green Excellence Award

  • Ricoh Americas Corporation

Best Veteran Hiring Award

  • Grainger – Promoting Opportunities
  • CACI International Inc – Continuing the Commitment
  • ManTech International Corporation – Continuing the Commitment


Finally, the Coalition’s highest honor is “The Common Sense in Government Procurement” Award. This year the Coalition is honored to present Carolyn Alston with “The Common Sense in Government Procurement” Award for a professional lifetime of outstanding work supporting common sense procurement policies, procedures and practices that drive best value for the American people.

Thank you to our 2015 EIP Award Judges, and congratulations to all of the winners as we look forward to seeing everyone at this year’s 2015 Excellence in Partnership Awards & Fall Training Conference!


Roger Waldron


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