Full Corporate Membership
To qualify for Full Corporate Membership, an organisation must supply in vitro
diagnostics services or products and must have a presence in the UK. Membership
will be granted to the UK organisation, subject to approval by the BIVDA Executive
Committee, and subscription fees charged on the total turnover in In-Vitro Diagnostics.
Every member company shall have one vote. Full Membership is accorded unless
otherwise listed on the notes.
Benefits of membership are
- Participation in a range of working parties and special interest groups
- Regulatory, technical and market advice
- Networking opportunities
- Weekly update by email
- Regular newsletter
- Annual Report
- Annual General meeting
- Spring General meeting
- Salary Survey
- Access to the members only section of the web site
- Use of our meeting rooms and facilities in Central London
Basis for assessment for Full Corporate Membership
- Subscription dues are based on turnover derived by UK operations.
- Turnover is defined as the sale of diagnostics goods and services from
UK operations to all UK and overseas customers.
- No distinction is made between sales income resulting from manufacturing,
distribution or services.
- Where companies amalgamate either through merger or sale, the membership
fee in the following year (i.e next subscription due), will be based on the
turnover of the separate companies prior to merger. Following years will be
based on the turnover of the new company.
- For agents receiving commission payments on negotiated sales, the total
commission received will be treated as turnover.
- Where agents are acting on behalf of more than one organisation, the total
turnover of the agent will be used.
- The calculated turnover will be matched against the ranges of the BIVDA
schedule of fees and the subscription levy thereby defined. The basic membership
fee applies where turnover is less than £750,000. For schedule of fees
contact BIVDA offices
Note: A period of six months notice will be required if you wish to terminate
your BIVDA membership.
A Professional/Consultant Member shall be a corporation, limited company, firm
or business that supplies professional or consulting services to Members of
the Association. Each Professional/Consultant shall nominate an individual in
its organisation as its representative for Association purposes, and for the
purpose of communications, although an alternative may be nominated on specific
occasions. Professional/Consultants shall have no voting rights.ORAn Associate
or Technical Associate Member shall be a corporation, limited company, firm
or business that supplies services or goods to the members of the Association,
or which has a technical interest for involvement with the Association such
as academic institutions, private testing services, start-up companies developing
new technology with an IVD application. Each Associate will nominate an individual
in its organisation as its representative for Association purposes, and for
the purpose of communications, although an alternative may be nominated on specific
occasions. Associates shall have no voting rights.
- Ability to join Working Parties
- Attend General Meetings
- Receive Newsletter• Receive Company Profiles
- Assist with Start-Up companies
- Non voting
Fee: Based on headcount
An Overseas Associate Member shall be a corporation, limited company, firm
or business whose place of business is situated outside of the UK. This category
of membership does not have voting rights.
- Receive Newsletter
- Receive Company Profiles
- Attend General Meetings
- Join Working Parties
Fee: contact BIVDA
Admission of Members
Application for membership must be in writing on the form prescribed by the
Executive Committee (obtainable from the BIVDA offices), each applicant shall
sign an undertaking to observe the rules of the Association as set out in the
Constitution, the BIVDA Code of Practice and any other laws or codes of practice
at the time in force. The acceptance or refusal of an application shall be in
the absolute discretion of the Executive Committee, which may delegate such
decisions to a committee or individuals appointed for this purpose, without
however abrogating final responsibility. In all cases the acceptance and continuance
of the membership shall be conditional upon payment of subscriptions according
to such rules and regulations as may be decided upon by the Association’s