How to Use MHEC to Save On Insulation

What is MHEC?

MHEC stands for Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium. Founded in 1977, by a committee to Improve Buying Procedures for State Institutions of Higher Education in Massachusetts, the MHEC is now the premier source for regionalized New England group purchasing in the United States. It allows not-for-profit companies purchase goods an services, often at a discount, from pre-approved vendors at the best rate without having the put work out to bid.  If you are a not-for-profit entity, MHEC has done a lot the hard work of purchasing for you by vetting vendors to ensure you are getting what you pay for from reliable companies.  They currently have over 25,000 products from 700 suppliers serving more than 1,900 member organizations across New England.

Not Just for Massachusetts OR Higher Education

Despite their name, entities outside of Massachusetts and non-high education entities can qualify for free MHEC membership. MHEC is approved by local governments in the following seven states:

  • Connecticut
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont

Additionally, the follow entity types all qualify for membership:

  • Not-for-profit Colleges/Universities
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Charter Schools
  • Technical and Vocational Schools
  • Cities and Towns
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Housing Authorities
  • Police Departments
  • Fire Departments
  • Educational Organizations

Why Buy Through MHEC?

1. Membership is free and easy with no bidding required

This makes it simple to start realizing savings within weeks versus months. Members can search MHEC’s contract database by just logging in and entering the contract name, supplier, brand or product category. Searching this site is easy and makes the whole purchasing process quick and painless.

2. Easy to find pre-approved vendor you can trust

All agreements with MHEC are State Compliant Contracts – Following M.G.L. c.30B.
More suppliers. More brands. More categories.

3. Save Money!

Many MHEC suppliers extend their discounted pricing to member faculty and staff. Find which suppliers offer these discounts on sell sheets located on the contract landing pages.

Can I purchase Thermaxx Products Through MHEC?

YES, absolutely! Once you are a member, you can easily find Thermaxx by looking on MHEC's Products and Services page and searching for our name.  We love doing everything we can to make the buying process as pain free as possible for our customers, so partnering with MHEC is a no brainer for us.

Interested in learning more about how your organization can leverage MHEC for your next insulation project?  Be sure to reach out to one of our experts!

For New England: Contact Meghan Reilly


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