Cost-Saving Purchasing Options / MECHtech

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I buy off MHEC contracts?

Public or not-for-profit higher education institutions in the WICHE region can use the MHECtech contracts. Depending on the specific contract, other organizations may be able to use the contracts, such as K-12; city, local, county, and state governments. Faculty, staff, and students can buy from the Dell contract. Eligibility is clearly described on each contract at

What do I have to do to become a member of WICHE?

States hold membership in WICHE. Our members include: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Where can I find information about a specific contract?

Check the specific contract terms by reading the contract PDF at

Who decides what RFPs are issued?

The MHEC Technologies Committee makes these decisions. The current membership can be found at