Welcome to the Virginia Higher Education
Procurement Consortium
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What We Do

By utilizing strategic sourcing principles and the collective buying power of Virginia's Higher Education institutions, the Virginia Higher Education Procurement Consortium seeks to identify opportunities, leverage vendors, and recommend courses of action in order to further the strategic sourcing initiatives of the schools which we support.






  • December, 2014

    VHEPC formed

    Founding membership includes 11 senior Virginia Public Higher Education institutions, as well as, the Virginia Community College System. In 2016, VHEPC welcomed an additional school to the fold bringing the total membership to 12 senior Colleges and Universities.

  • March, 2015

    Ryan Balber, Director Hired

  • 4th Quarter, FY15

    Outreach to Members and Vendors, Site Visits, Initial Data Collection

  • April, 2019

    Chris Gerner, Analyst Hired

  • Current

    On-going operations

    UVA & VT In-Bound Freight Mgmt, Enterprise Rental Car Agreement, R&D/Life Sciences, VHEPC MRO Contract, Microsoft Surface Reverse Auction, VHEPC IT Contract, VHEPC Lab Supplies RFP and on-going contract administration.


Our Team

Ryan Balber


Ryan has over a decade of experience developing strategic and cooperative procurement programs within higher education.

Chris Gerner

Senior Data Analyst

Chris has over a decade of experience performing data analysis that drives better outcomes.

Together we are committed to building a best-in-class procurement consortium for Virginia’s Higher Education institutions.

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