Types of Membership

Members

Article 6

Any physical or moral person may become a Member if (i) they have demonstrated their dedication to the goals of the Association through their commitments or actions, and (ii) provided that they are not employed by the Association.

The Association comprises:

  • Member PPP Units (full voting right)
  • Individual Members (voting right)
  • Corporate Members (voting right)
  • Strategic Partners (consultative voting right)
  • Observer status (no voting right)

PPP Unit membership

Shall be open to any agency, government body or other entity whose prime function is to design, tender, award, implement and/or oversee PPP projects in any country, political subdivision of a country, or other uncontested territory. They enjoy full voting right.

Individual membership

Shall be open to all individual PPP professionals. It would have reduced fee structure for young professionals who are below 35 years of age.

Institutional membership

Shall be open to other organizations (whether of a public or private nature) that share similar objectives as set out in Article 4 of the Statutes. Multilateral and regional institutions, companies, consultancy or advisory firms, donors, and professional associations are eligible to become such members.

Both individual members and institutional/corporate members enjoy the same voting right as PPP Unit members with a limitation to amendments to the Statutes that are permissible when together 10 individual members and corporate members make a written request to the Executive Committee.

Strategic Partner status can be granted to international organizations and multilateral development banks as well as institutions involved in PPP. They don’t pay a membership fee and their voting right is consultative, not binding.

Observer status can be granted temporarily to civil society organizations, research institutions, think tanks and other organisations that blend in the above-mentioned objectives of the Association. They don’t pay a membership fee and have no voting right.

Applications to become a member must be submitted, in writing, to the Membership Committee and indicate clearly who shall exercise the right to vote on the respective organization. The membership application must set-out the motivation and intended contribution to the Association clause (Article 4) to maintain and sustain a thriving network.

The Executive Committee reviews every application within 10 days and if applicable approves new members and notifies the admission through the Membership Committee accordingly.

Membership ceases:

  • By written resignation, notified to the Executive Committee at least six months before the end of the financial year;
  • By exclusion ordered by the Executive Committee, for just cause, with a right of appeal to the General Assembly. Appeals must be lodged within 15 days of the
  • Executive Committee’s decision being notified;
  • Automatically, for non-payment of dues by year end, in advance for the subsequent year;
  • In case of the voluntary or involuntary dissolution of the Member organization.

In all cases the membership fee for the current year remains due. Members who have resigned or who are excluded have no voting rights or the right to any part of the Association’s other benefits or assets.

Only the Association's assets may be used for obligations/commitments contracted in its name. Members have no personal liability.