The Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative, “IPHEC” is a cooperative organization comprised of all thirteen public institutions of higher education.. Formed to advance the collective activities of the state’s public institutions primarily in the cooperative or group purchasing arena. Additionally, IPHEC serves to provide a common and collaborative voice on a wide variety of issues impacting the state universities including legislation, administrative rules, administrative policy and collaborative interaction with the states ethical oversight. IPHEC currently provides over one hundred award opportunities available to the state’s public higher education institutions, community colleges and the Illinois Math & Science Academy. (https://www.iphec.org)
IPHEC gives the University the ability to utilize contracted vendors, without having to go through the “normal” process of competition, as these vendors have been selected through a competitive process.
If you have questions regarding contracts for a specific commodity or service, email Aaron Finder at firstname.lastname@example.org.