Purchasing Cooperatives

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The Massachusetts Library System is collaborating with the Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium (MHEC) to provide a new Cooperative Purchasing Program. This partnership will result in MLS members joining MHEC to take advantage of cooperative pricing for the procurement of library materials and supplies.

MHEC is a New England-wide purchasing consortium open to all public and private institution of higher education, municipalities, schools and educational organizations throughout Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut. MHEC uses its large member base and procurement expertise to negotiate high cost-savings for members. MLS is working closely with MHEC to ensure the same products that libraries purchase now will be available, but at better price points.

Please visit our LibGuide for more information and resources on the purchasing coop, MHEC, and procurement regulations in the state of Massachusetts.