Article One - Name
The name of the Association shall be: "Ontario University Purchasing Management Association"
Article Two - Purpose and Objectives
The Association is established to: 2.1 Promote closer co-operation, collaboration and exchange of information and interaction among the Association's Membership. 2.2 Promote and conduct research and education to facilitate purchasing and materials management best practices. 2.3 Enhance the professional standards of its members. 2.4 Provide advice on purchasing, materials management and other related matters and to report upon matters referred to it by the Association's affiliate- Council of Senior Administrative Officers, Universities of Ontario and other groups or agencies associated with CSAO-UO, as appropriate.
Article Three - Membership
The membership of the Association shall be composed of Regular Members, Associate Members, Affiliate Members, Honourary Members, as defined in points 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 and 3.4 listed below:
3.1 A REGULAR MEMBER shall be defined as, and restricted to, the Purchasing Officer, or designate, of any public University or Institute granting degrees in Ontario. Where a multi campus situation exists, each organized campus shall be considered a separate institution for the purposes of membership. A REGULAR MEMBER or designate, in good standing, shall be entitled to one vote and to positions on committees. A REGULAR MEMBER in good standing, and not a designate, shall be entitled to hold office on the Executive.
3.2 An ASSOCIATE MEMBER shall be defined as all Purchasing Department related staff and additional delegates as designated by the institution's Regular Member. ASSOCIATE MEMBERS shall not be entitled to vote or hold office on the Executive Committee. They shall be entitled to attend all meetings and conferences, have voice and hold positions on committees.
3.3 An AFFILIATE MEMBER shall be defined as the Purchasing Officer, or designate, of (1) a University or Institution granting degrees located beyond the Province of Ontario borders (2) other educational institutions – colleges regardless of location. An AFFILIATE MEMBER shall not be entitled to vote or hold office. They shall be entitled to attend all meetings and conferences, have voice and participate in ventures of mutual interest. Affiliate membership may be granted by a majority vote of the Regular Members in session.
3.4 An HONOURARY MEMBER shall be defined as a person who has rendered distinguished service in advancing or upholding the purposes of this Association and may be elected to honourary life membership by a majority vote of the Regular Members in session. They shall be entitled to attend all meetings and conferences and have voice, but shall not be entitled to vote or hold office.