Who we are and What we do
MHEC is a non-profit group purchasing organization (GPO) established under Massachusetts State Law (Ch. 15A, € 24A) in 1977. Our mission is to save member organizations time and money by aggregating the purchasing power of non-profit member organizations and negotiating discounts from suppliers on products and services most requested by our members.
MHEC members have access to competitive pricing for library supplies, technology hardware and software, furniture (protective barriers), athletic supplies and equipment, cleaning services and supplies, office supplies, signage, multi-media, graduation attire and accessories, flooring, medical (PPE), laboratory, security, promotional products and more.
Our member organizations save an average of 35% on products and services through MHEC contracts. All of our contracts are publicly bid and feature over 700+ suppliers. MHEC can save your organization both time and money!
Organizations Eligible for Membership
Membership is FREE for not-for-profit colleges/universities, public, private and charter schools, technical and vocational schools, municipalities, including elementary and secondary schools, libraries, museums, housing authorities, and educational organizations throughout New England (Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island).
Is My Organization a Member?
View our member organization list.
Online Access to Contracts and the i-buy marketplaceTM
Only members can access the top menu of our website. An approved applicant for membership will receive log-in credentials once their membership is approved. Additional members of the approved organization may also apply for log-in credentials to purchase from the i-buy marketplaceTM, view our contract landing pages, use our search tool, and have access to other resources. Register for log-in credentials.