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Updated August 2014

  • The MHEC represents over 500 member organizations throughout New England
  • The MHEC is pleased to offer associate membership at no cost to the following organizations in New England:
    • Non-Profit Public and Private Institutions of Higher Education
    • Non-Profit Technical, Charter, and Vocational Schools
    • Municipalities, Elementary and Secondary Schools
    • Non-Profit Preparatory Schools
    • Non-Profit Educational Organizations
  • The MHEC has 85 charter members.
  • Over 55 contracts awarded to multiple suppliers. Which equals over 500 supplier contracts.
  • Over 500 suppliers, including global, national, regional and small, minority and women-owned businesses
  • Has over 4,000 brands on contract
  • Has over 26,000 products on contract
  • Working together for higher education and educational organizations since 1977
  • We provide a greater marketplace for local businesses
  • We represent one of the many tools in the procurement professional's tool kit
  • We provide accountability and audit tracking
  • We provide annual contract volume reporting which includes tracking small, minority, women-owned, disadvantaged and prison industries
  • Member of NAEB-NE
  • Non-profit 501(c)(3)
  • Member of MAPPO
  • Many staff are MCPPO, NAEB-NE, NEMA, MASBO, MANAHRO designated
  • All MHEC IFB's are publically bid with Chapter 30B as standard
  • The MHEC has developed some contracts through collaboration with Massachusetts OSD (Operational Services Division), HCOG (Hampshire Council of Governments) & MLS (Massachusetts Library System)

If you are a qualifying institution and are interested in joining, please click here to download a membership application form and contact:

Stacey Wikar

Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium
c/o University of Massachusetts Amherst
505 East Pleasant St.
Amherst, MA 01003