The MdQI Excellence in Partnering Awards are an annual statewide recognition of completed partnered projects that best highlight the principles of partnering. The main purpose is to celebrate success, share lessons learned of best practices and honor all project stakeholders. These awards are for the successful use of partnering practices on a transportation-related project in Maryland.

Project Eligibility

To be eligible for an award, the project must have a date of substantial completion or acceptance for maintenance between October 1, 2022 and September 30, 2023. Engineering consultants and contractors can also submit applications for the awards. Applications must be submitted by November 1, 2023.

The award winners will be announced at the 2024 MdQI Conference on February 7 & 8


The Excellence in Partnering Award applications are judged on both objective and subjective criteria and scored by a team composed of industry leaders. The judges look carefully at the responses to questions. Specific examples, supporting facts and documents are encouraged. Please do not leave out any requested information as it affects the overall score.

application directions

Supporting Documentation Checklist

Partnering Subcommittee Co-Chairs

Chunca Bittinger, Statewide Partnering Coordinator, MDOT SHA OOC

Mike Veid, Senior Project Manager, Joseph B. Fay Company