The Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative (IPHEC) was formed to consolidate common requirements for various state universities on one bid with subsequent orders being placed by each individual university for the contract period.

The thirteen campuses of the nine Illinois public universities participate in the Cooperative. One university initiates and receives bids on the consolidated requirement of a particular commodity. Upon determination of the lowest bid, IPHEC member universities each establish individual contracts with the selected vendor for the commodity and orders are issued accordingly. Commodities such as rock salt, toilet supplies, paper towels, light bulbs, lab supplies, office supplies, etc., are bid by the Cooperative as they are identified as common requirements for all the participating universities.

For information about IPHEC bids, contact the sponsoring university.