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Membership fee

 

The amount of the membership fee is determined regarding the type of the membership (chosen by the member) as defined in Art. 10 and the group to which the member belongs, according to Art. 8 of BDS “Statute”.

The membership fee is composed of two parts: main part related to the work on standardization and supplementing part for participation in the Technical Committees for standardization.

 

DECISION № 5/2006 of the General Assembly (GA) amended by Decision № 9/2009 of the GA on the membership fees:

 
Type of the membership/ Group
Membership fee
  • BDS Corporative Members (with no participation in the work of the Technical Committees)
300 BGN
  • BDS Members with “Observer” status
Group 1 - Employer’s associations, branch chambers, producers and traders:

1. Employer’s associations and branch chambers

 
300 BGN + к* х 200** BGN
2. Producers and traders:
 
- Micro enterprises
200 BGN+ к* х 100 BGN
- Small enterprises
300 BGN+ к* х 100 BGN

- Medium-sized enterprises

400 BGN+ к* х 100 BGN
- Large enterprises
500 BGN+ к* х 100 BGN
- Banks
500 BGN+ к* х 500 BGN

Group 2 – Ministries, agencies, commissions and administrative structures of the Executive Authority, established by low or decree of the Council of Ministers

200 BGN+ к* х 100 BGN
Group 3 - Research organizations, institutes and universities
200 BGN+ к* х 100 BGN

Group 4 - Conformity assessment bodies, control bodies, certification bodies, laboratories for testing and/or calibration

300 BGN+ к* х 100 BGN

Group 5 – Insurers’ associations, consumer associations, professional organizations and unions

200 BGN+ к* х 100 BGN
  • BDS Members with “Participant” status – active participation with experts in the work of the Technical Committees
Group 1 - Employer’s associations, branch chambers, producers and traders:

1. Employer’s associations and branch chambers

300 BGN+ к* х 200** BGN
2. Producers and traders:
 
- Micro enterprises
200 BGN+ к* х 200** BGN
- Small enterprises
300 BGN+ к* х 200** BGN

- Medium-sized enterprises

400 BGN+ к* х 200** BGN
- Large enterprises
500 BGN+ к* х 200** BGN
- Banks
500 BGN+ к* х 500 BGN

Group 2 – Ministries, agencies, commissions and administrative structures of the Executive Authority, established by low or decree of the Council of Ministers

200 BGN+ к* х 200** BGN

Group 3 - Research organizations, institutes and universities

200 BGN+ к* х 100 BGN

Group 4 - Conformity assessment bodies, control bodies, certification bodies, laboratories for testing and/or calibration

300 BGN+ к* х 200** BGN

Group 5 – Insurers’ associations, consumer associations, professional organizations and unions

200 BGN+ к* х 200** BGN

*к – number of Technical Committees

** - The amount of 200 (two hundred) BGN, provided as a payment to the Technical Committees for standardization, shall be reduced depending on the number of the Technical Committees with active participation as follows:

If к= 1÷5 – 200 BGN
If к= 6÷10 – 150 BGN
If к≥ 11 – 100 BGN
 

The amount of the membership fee is determined for one calendar year and shall be paid in the first quarter of the respective year.

The amount of membership fee shall be increased by 10% - in case of payment in the second quarter of the respective year and by 20% - in case of payment in the second half of the respective year.

New members pay membership fee proportionally calculated to the months for which they are actual members.

Ministries, agencies, commissions and other bodies of the executive authority, as well as other BDS members, that have contracts for financing the development and implementation of standards, do not pay the fee to the Technical Committees for standardization for the respective year.

27 Apr 2006