- The name of this Chapter shall be the Metropolitan
Washington Chapter of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc.
II – OBJECTIVE
- The objectives of this Chapter are to establish cooperative
relationships among its members for the development of efficient purchasing
methods and practices in the field of educational, governmental and public
institutional procurement; to encourage maintenance of ethical standards in
buying and selling; to promote uniform public purchasing laws and simplified
standards and specifications; to collect and disseminate useful information for
its members; to promote the interchange of ideas and experiences within the
purchasing professions; to encourage research and investigation; to promote
ongoing training and certification of those engaged in the profession; to
sponsor such other activities as may be useful in providing its members with
knowledge for efficient procurement; to strive by all legitimate means to
advance the purchasing profession; and to observe the purposes, aims, and
objectives of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc.
- The membership shall consist of regular, student, retired
and honorary members.
- Regular Members: (a) Membership in the Chapter shall be open
to all public institutions’ procurement and management personnel including
Federal, State, County, municipal and township activities, public school
systems, colleges, universities, hospitals, commissions, authorities and any
other political subdivisions of the Washington Metropolitan Area. (b) Full
time employees of the above agencies provided they spend the majority of their
time involved in purchasing, or the material management function. (c) A
person with full time employment in a position having a direct influence on the
public procurement process such as elected or appointed officials, department
heads, and certain educators.
- Student Members:
Undergraduate or graduate students majoring in acquisition management,
business, public administration, materials management, or a related focus of
study are eligible for membership if full-time (defined as 12 or more credit
hours for undergraduate; 6 or more for graduate).
- Retired Members: Retired membership may be conferred
upon members of this Chapter upon their retirement from the pursuit of their
livelihood through active employment, and upon written request for such
membership. Retired members shall not be entitled to vote or hold office
and shall be exempt from payment of dues.
However, a Retired Member who chooses to pay annual dues may cast votes
and hold office as a Regular member.
Members: Honorary membership may be conferred by unanimous vote of the members
upon individuals who have made distinguished contributions to the purchasing
profession, or this Chapter. Honorary members shall not be
entitled to vote or hold office and shall be exempt from payment of dues.
- Admission: An
applicant becomes a regular member upon acceptance of the application, payment
of dues, and confirmation by the Membership Committee that he or she meets all
eligibility requirements. Membership shall be denied any applicant who
fails to satisfy the eligibility requirements.
- Member in Good
Standing: A member in good standing is
one who pays their annual dues, attends at least 2 general membership meetings
and is active in the organization.
- Revocation: The
Board of Directors may revoke the membership of any person for non-payment of
dues, missed meetings, and violations of the NIGP Code of Ethics or for other
just cause. A person considered for membership revocation, except for
non-payment of dues, shall be provided written notice of the proposed action by
the Board of Directors and be given the opportunity to show cause why the
membership should not be revoked. The NIGP Code of Ethics is incorporated by
IV – OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
following shall constitute the officers and directors of the Chapter who combined shall be known as the Board
First Vice President
Second Vice President
Board of Directors
- President: The
President shall exercise general supervision over the affairs of the Chapter,
preside over all meetings of the Chapter, be a member ex-officio of all
committees and perform all duties incident to the Office of the
President. The President shall be responsible for authorizing the
expenditure or commitment of Chapter
funds. Any expenditure
in excess of $500 of the current treasury balance shall require the approval of
the Board of Directors.
Vice President: The First Vice President shall perform such duties as are
assigned by the President. In the event
that the President is unable to perform his or her duties during a meeting or
term, the First Vice President shall automatically assume said duties.
Vice President: The Second Vice-President shall perform such duties as are
assigned by the President.
The Treasurer shall be responsible for the accounting of the funds of the
Chapter, shall maintain a complete record of receipts and disbursements, and at each meeting
shall render a true and complete report relative to the affairs of the
office. The Treasurer shall be responsible for collecting membership dues
and reporting to the Secretary any delinquencies
so the Secretary may notify the
The Secretary shall record and maintain
records of the proceedings
of all meetings of the Board of Directors and of the Chapter, mail or email all dues notices and other notices
covering meetings and the affairs of the Chapter, and perform such other duties
as may be assigned by the President or
the Board of Directors.
of Directors: The governing body of this Chapter shall
be the Board of Directors, chaired by the President, consisting of the
immediate past President, the President, First and Second Vice Presidents,
Secretary, Treasurer and four members-at-large. The Board of Directors
shall control and manage the affairs and finances of the Chapter, and shall
have authority to take such actions as will serve the best interests of the Chapter and its
members. The Board of Directors shall have no authority to expend or
commit funds, or otherwise cause indebtedness of the Chapter to an amount in excess of the cash
resources of the Chapter, unless such expenditure,
commitment or indebtedness is approved in advance by a two-thirds vote of the
membership at a regular meeting.