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The National Association of Educational Procurement, Inc. (NAEP), is the professional Association serving colleges, universities and education nationwide.

NAEP Voting Membership is institutional, not individual. Our annual dues are paid by institutions and cover the involvement of everyone on your campus enabling them to participate in professional development, accessing research, using our networking tools - - everything the Association has to offer.

NAEP has several classes of Membership. Voting Membership is available only to non-profit, tax-exempt, degree-granting institutions of higher learning and private secondary schools and to for-profit institutions of higher learning. Associate Membership is available to for-profit educational institutions as well as public K-12 schools, research institutions, nonprofit hospitals, foundations or corporations that are concerned with education and are exempt under Section 115(a) and Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Business Affiliate Membership is available to those organizations that provide products and services to the higher education market and allows them to join in the NAEP Community. Business Affiliate Members are NOT permitted to become Members of E&I.

If an institution is a Member, any employee with purchasing responsibility may take full advantage of NAEP services. For example, they may have their own email address and listing in the NAEP Membership Directory. They may attend NAEP's Annual Meeting & Exposition, Institute(s), and Academies at the Member rate. They may purchase additional subscriptions to NAEP's quarterly Journal, or various other publications at the Member rate.

Who May Become an NAEP Voting Member?
Voting Membership

Voting Membership is available to for-profit and/or non-profit, tax-exempt, degree-granting institutions of higher learning and private secondary schools.

Associate Membership
Associate Membership is available to public K-12 schools, research institutions, nonprofit hospitals, foundations or corporations that are concerned with education and are exempt under Section 115(a) and Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

Business Affiliate Membership
Business Affiliate Membership is available to those organizations that provide products and services to the higher education market and allows them to join in the NAEP Community.

Business Affiliate Members are NOT permitted to become Members of E&I. Only Voting and Associate Members are granted access to E&I contracts. If you wish to speak with E&I about getting your company involved with the cooperative, please click HERE. If you are applying for Business Affiliate Membership please click HERE.

Retiree Members
A retiree is a former Member who has retired from an organization recognized by NAEP as either a current or past Member. The retiree must be neither self-employed nor employed in the private/public sector of any market(s) that could create a conflict of interest with NAEP. Retired Members will have the opportunity to attend all meetings and seminars (at a personal cost), have a subscription to the Journal and access to the listserv.

Honorary Members
Persons not otherwise Members or representatives of regular Members of the Association who have rendered exceptional and meritorious service in promoting the purposes for which the Association stands, or persons of national stature, may be appointed to Honorary Membership.

CHEMA Members
The Council of Higher Education Management Associations (CHEMA) is an informal, voluntary assembly of management-oriented higher education associations in the United States and Canada. By sharing information, comparing experiences and working collectively on projects of shared interest CHEMA members maximize their resources and create substantial benefits for the colleges and universities they represent.

NAEP Student Memberships: Dues-Free
NAEP is offering a Dues-Free Membership to enrolled full-time students in an accredited community college or four-year college or university pursuing a career in the arena of Procurement. Full-time is defined as 12 or more credit hours for undergraduate students, and 6 or more hours for graduate students. You must indicate your estimated date of graduation on your application and submit a copy of your school-issued class schedule for the current semester as documentation of your full-time status.

Dues-Free Membership with NAEP includes:

  • A digital subscription to our Educational Procurement Journal magazine. The Journal is the Association's primary print forum for the exchange of information among Members. Quarterly we publish columns, articles, survey tabulations and letters from Members. For example, we feature Corey Harms' thought provoking Heard on the Street, and many other great articles.
  • A free subscription to our online publication. The Purchasing Link is your monthly source for purchasing news and includes NAEP's Bulletin, the E&I Report, and Commentaries by Neil Markee and other guest authors. You can access the current on-line issue of Purchasing Link by visiting NAEP's PUBLICATIONS page.
  • NAEP offers a number of manuals, booklets, online libraries and monographs on matters of specific interest to purchasing professionals serving higher education, which are all located on the TOOLS page. The use of many of our tools is free to our Members, but for those that aren’t free, we do offer Member pricing!
  • Full access to the NAEP Website with searchable employment opportunities. NAEP's website carries the latest information regarding Association events, regional groups/meeting information, committees, professional development opportunities, the Purchasing Link, NAEP/E&I's on-line source for purchasing news, links to other associations, over 50 links to NAEP purchasing websites of Member institutions and much more!
  • Free Registration to NAEP Annual Meeting and Exposition – a $695 value! A four-day program which typically offers more than 50 workshops of interest to Members. Topics of immediate concern are covered in Roundtable Discussion Groups. This meeting is the largest gathering of campus purchasing professionals held anywhere. The informal contact the Annual Meeting provides with more than 500 purchasing professionals from around the country is one of the major benefits of NAEP Membership. The candid exchange of views at this meeting helps Members build a personal informational network on a nationwide basis. Our more than 150-booth exhibit provides the latest product information and services available to meet your needs. This is one event you don't want to miss. Our 2010 Annual Meeting and Exposition will be held in Denver, Colorado from March 21st – 24th.
  • Networking - Communicate with professionals from over 1,500 institutions nationwide by keeping up-to-date with the latest sources of supplies, current pricing, purchasing techniques and much more.