Midwestern Higher Education Compact selects Dell again to provide hardware products and services to education and governmental entities

Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 06:11

Minneapolis – The Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) today announced the selection of Dell for technology products and services available to colleges, universities, K‐12 districts and schools, cities, states and local governments in 41 states extending competitive pricing.

Dell was awarded a contract in response to two of MHEC’s competitively-sourced request for proposals on computing and network hardware and related services. Under the terms of the agreement, covering mostly Dell-branded products, Dell will provide hardware, software and services to eligible entities. Through the agreement, competitive pricing and services can be obtained on network, server, and storage products, as well as printing and personal computing devices. Dell’s solution offering is positioned to meet the needs of a variety of higher education entities which can vary in size, geographic location, and complexity – from large public multi-campus university systems with significant research programs and highly complex I.T. infrastructures to small private colleges and local community colleges.

“Our committee was pleased to be able to award Dell this contract,” said Tim Smith, chief information officer for The Ohio State University’s College of Arts and Sciences and co-chair of the MHEC Computing Hardware and Related Services RFP Committee. “Dell continues to be committed to working with the Compact to provide technology solutions that meet the needs of higher education.”

One of four regional higher education compacts in the United States, MHEC has negotiated the with Dell to also extend this contract to the same entities in the Southern Regional Education Board and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. The three compacts combined serve more than 3,000 public and private nonprofit institutions – equating to more than 16 million students.

“We’ve had a long-standing relationship with MHEC and we look forward to continuing to work with the cooperative to meet the diverse end-to-end technology needs of the members,” said Jon Phillips, director, Global Education Strategy, Dell. “Dell is proud to work with the non-profit members serving higher education to address their needs for leading technology solutions across the spectrum whether it is cloud, mobility, security, or big data.”

Dell in education
Dell is committed to helping students develop the knowledge and skills they need to learn and succeed in an increasingly digital world and a globally competitive workforce. As a top provider of technology and services to schools, Dell listens to and works with students, educators, administrators, parents and community members around the world to deliver innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more in and out of the classroom.

Availability and options
For additional information on the MHEC – Dell Master Price Agreement, including a detailed list of states and purchase eligibility, visit: MHEC’s e-commerce website: www.mhectech.org/dell.

About the Midwestern Higher Education Compact
The Midwestern Higher Education Compact is a nonprofit regional organization assisting Midwestern states in advancing higher education through interstate cooperation and resource sharing. MHEC seeks to fulfill its interstate mission through programs that expand postsecondary opportunity and success; promote innovative approaches to improving institutional and system productivity; improve affordability to students and states; and enhance connectivity between higher education and the workplace. Member states are: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Join MHEC on LinkedIn, follow on Facebook or Twitter (@mhec12), or learn more at www.mhec.org or the e-commerce site at www.mhectech.org.

About the Southern Regional Education Board
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) works with 16 member states to improve public education at every level, from pre-K through Ph.D. SREB is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Atlanta. SREB states currently participate in SREB’s Electronic Campus Regional Reciprocity Agreement, and SREB is working closely with SARA to expand reciprocity nationwide. Member states are Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

About the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) and its 16 members work collaboratively to expand educational access and excellence for all citizens of the West. By promoting innovation, cooperation, resource sharing, and sound public policy among states and institutions, WICHE strengthens higher education’s contributions to the region’s social, economic, and civic life. WICHE’s members include: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawai‘i, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (the first of the U.S. Pacific territories and freely associated states to participate).

Media Contact:
Mary Roberson
MHEC Director of Communications and Marketing
(612) 677-2765, (612) 805-3396