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Unimarket awarded approved vendor status for Illinois public schools.

October 26, 2022
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Annapolis, MD - Unimarket, a leading eProcurement software provider, has announced that it has been adopted as an approved vendor by the Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative (IPHEC).

IPHEC is a cooperative organization comprising all 13 public institutions of higher education in Illinois, including Chicago State University, Illinois State University, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The organization’s adoption of Unimarket means that public schools across the state now have more choice when looking to optimize and improve their processes through eProcurement.

“Unimarket is thrilled to be awarded approved vendor status by IPHEC,” says Darren Blakely, President Unimarket North America. “It’s important that higher education institutions have choice when selecting an eProcurement solution provider that meets their needs and we can’t wait to help public schools in Illinois get procurement done right.

“We’re passionate about supporting the vital work of colleges and universities, combining our intuitive platform, highly collaborative approach, and easy integration capabilities to unlock new efficiencies,” continues Blakely.

“When procurement processes are efficient, faculty and staff can spend less time finding and buying what they need and more time on what they do best — educating the next generation of leaders.”

It’s important that higher education institutions have choice when selecting an eProcurement solution provider that meets their needs.

Darren Blakely

President Unimarket North America

With over 15 years' experience in the sector, Unimarket has become a trusted name in higher education procurement, collaborating with colleges and universities to simplify and streamline processes and deliver cost savings.

Unimarket’s cloud-based eProcurement solution allows organizations to manage the entire procurement process in one easy-to-use platform, from purchasing through an intuitive marketplace to automated invoice processing.

About Unimarket

Unimarket makes procurement simple with an easy-to-use cloud-based solution that connects an extensive catalog-driven supplier marketplace with purchasing, invoice management, and card payment functions—all in one integrated platform. Founded in 2005, Unimarket is trusted by organizations from a diverse range of industries including higher education, healthcare, government, research, and financial services. For more information, visit or follow on Twitter @Unimarket, LinkedIn at, or Facebook at @UnimarketProcurement.