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 newsletters
- Annual General Meeting
- Spring General Meeting
- Salary Survey
- Access to the members-only section of the website
- Use of our meeting rooms and facilities in Central London
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 based on the total turnover in the In-Vitro Diagnostics sector. Every member company shall have one vote. Full Membership is accorded unless otherwise listed on the notes.
Basis for assessment for Full Corporate Membership
- Subscription dues are based on turnover derived from 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 the 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.
Fee: Based on UK turnover
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.
An 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.
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. Overseas Associates shall have no voting rights.
Fee: contact BIVDA offices
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 Executive Committee.