Answer: Here is one scenario: A college, K-12 school system, organization or municipality spends $500,000 on technology related purchases each year. MHEC members spent almost $34 million in FY 2020 on technology purchases. When MHEC members join together, bidders recognize their significant purchasing power and they sharpen their pencils to provide a competitive price and attractive contract terms. MHEC members benefit from the power of aggregating purchasing and receive other cost saving benefits including free shipping on most MHEC contracts, online ordering through the MHEC Marketplace, discounted pricing that is often offered to member faculty/staff and deeper discounts through the SaveMORE! program.