The Administration and Finance Committee, composed of the Québec university vice-rectors of administration and finance, is a forum for exchanging information and sharing good practices, consulting and cooperating on such topics as university funding, accounting standards, internal administrative policies and procedures, procurement, real-estate management, insurance, information technology, and so on. This committee frequently works with the government department responsible for higher education. In addition, the committee’s work regularly leads to the introduction of cost-effective joint procurement programs.