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E&I is the largest, member-owned, not-for-profit purchasing cooperative serving the needs of education. We provide over 100 competitively awarded contracts as well as consulting services and dedicated member resources nationwide. As a trusted advisor to the education community, we exist solely to help our members save time and money. Last year alone, we delivered over $200 million in savings. And by the way, membership is FREE!

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E&I Announces Several Additions to Food Services Portfolio

E&I Cooperative members can now take advantage of new competitively awarded contracts with Canteen, Chartwells and Levy Restaurants.… Read More

E&I Cooperative Services Names Keith Fowlkes As VP, Technology Category

E&I Cooperative Services is pleased to welcome Keith Fowlkes as the new Vice President, for the technology category. Read More

E&I Joins National Cooperative Purchasing Partners

E&I is pleased to announce that it has joined National Cooperative Purchasing Partners (NCPP) as a founding member. Read More