Membership in the Central Ohio Organization of Public Purchasers (CO-OPP) is open to all individuals primarily employed in public procurement. This includes federal, state, county, municipal and township activities, public school systems, colleges, universities hospitals, commissions, authorities, and any other political subdivisions of the state.
CO-OPP memberships consist of regular, honorary, and retired members.
- Regular membership is open to all public institution procurement and materials management personnel. Regular members shall be eligible to enjoy all the privileges of chapter membership.
- Honorary membership in the chapter shall serve at the pleasure of the board of trustees. Honorary member privileges are limited to chapter meeting attendance; receipt of chapter mailings and committee participation (excluding chairing a committee). Honorary members are not entitled to vote or hold office and shall be exempt from payment of dues.
- Retired membership may be conferred upon individuals who had five (5) or more years of public purchasing service under a Regular Membership, and has retired from public service, and upon written request for such membership. Retired members shall be entitled to vote and hold office.
- Student Membership may be conferred upon individuals who are students enrolled in an accredited community college, college, or university and actively pursuing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in business or public administration, purchasing, materials management or a related field of study. Student applications will need to show proof of current enrollment at an institution indicated above. Student member privileges are limited to Chapter meeting attendance, receipt of Chapter mailings, and Committee participation (excluding Committee Chair). Student members shall not be entitled to vote or hold office and shall be exempt from payment of dues.