Membership Levels

Full Membership

Individual Membership of SOPO is free and open to all local government officers who spend the greater part of their time on procurement and supplies within metropolitan districts, London boroughs, shire counties, shire districts, English unitary authorities, Welsh unitary authorities, single service authorities (police, fire and transportation authorities) and local authorities in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Full SOPO Members can enjoy the following:

  • Free procurement guidances as they are produced
  • Regular e-newsletter
  • Free procurement case law updates
  • Procurement events diary
  • Access to the member’s discussion forum
  • Discounted rates for SOPO events

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Elected Member Membership

Elected Member membership is open to all elected members with an interest in local government procurement, particularly those who have Portfolio and Scrutiny responsibility for the activity.

Elected Member benefits include:

  • Discounted places at SOPO events
  • Members minutes
  • Support from colleagues with similar interests
  • Support from other elected members
  • Free Procurement Guidances
  • Training opportunities
  • Regional networking opportunities

Annual Elected Membership is FREE.

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Associate Membership

Associate Membership is open to local government officers in authorities who do not spend the greater part of their time working on procurement activity but have an interest in ensuring that their procurement activities offer value for money.

Associate SOPO Member benefits include:

  • Free procurement guidances
  • Discounted places at SOPO events
  • Regular e-newsletter
  • Access to the member’s discussion forum
  • Networking with public procurement colleagues

Associate Membership is FREE.

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Affiliate Membership

Affiliate Membership is open to an individual who, whilst not employed within a local authority, is employed within the wider public sector and has an interest in public procurement.

SOPO’s Affiliate members can enjoy:

  • Free procurement guidances
  • Discounted places at SOPO events
  • Regular e-newsletter
  • Access to the member’s discussion forum
  • Networking with public procurement colleagues

Affiliate Membership is FREE

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