Skip to main content
HomeMembership in CO-OPP
Background Image URL //

CO-OPP Membership

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.

Annual Membership Fee


$40 regular

$10 retired

$0 student


JOIN Online Today

Print Membership Application

Membership in CO-OPP is effective on date of receipt through the same date of the following year and entitles you to the following benefits:

  • Membership meetings which include presentations on a variety of topics
  • CO-OPP's Annual Lunch and Educational Event
  • Quarterly newsletters
  • Resources to encourage cooperative purchasing opportunities
  • Opportunity to network with other public purchasing professionals
  • Develop and practice leadership skills

Dues Period

Based on each members' anniversary date
when they joined CO-OPP

Follow Us


Join Committees