Founded in 1986 / Incorporated in 2003


New Jersey Higher Education Purchasing Association

Advocating and Developing Cooperative Purchasing Techniques in Higher Education

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One of the primary goals that NJHEPA has is to stimulate interest in, and providing appropriate opportunities for, small and disadvantaged businesses with our member schools.

All DBE vendors (MBE, WBE, SBE, Veterans, HUB, Citizens with Disabilities and 8A) are welcome and MUST be pre- registered to participate in the Fairs and attend the Workshops. This is an outstanding opportunity to network with representatives from member institutions and learn how to do business with participating organizations.

NJHEPA has coordinated the following disadvantaged business development fairs:





  • Drew University • Kean University • Monmouth University • Montclair State University • New Jersey City University • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Princeton University • Ramapo College of New Jersey; • Rider University; • Rowan University;   • Rutgers - The State University;
  • Seton Hall University • Stockton University • The College of New Jersey • Thomas Edison State Unoversity
  • The William Paterson University of New Jersey