Press Releases

 
E&I K-12 Market Director

Gary Wilson to Retire from E&I Cooperative Services; Sue Peters Promoted

December 15, 2016 - After 36 years working devotedly at E&I Cooperative Services, Gary Wilson is set to retire on January 31, 2017. Gary joined E&I in 1980 as a Contract Representative. Nine years later he was named Western Region Manager, where he quickly established his reputation as an invaluable leader among E&I’s employees. Gary went on to hold many other positions within the Cooperative, including Director of the Western Region; Director, Knowledge Resource Department;...

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Pitney Bowes Education Contracts

E&I Contracts Portfolio Expands with Pitney Bowes

E&I Cooperative members can now take advantage of three competitively awarded contracts with Pitney Bowes. This global technology company crafts innovative products and solutions in the areas of customer information management, location intelligence, customer engagement, shipping and mailing, and global e-commerce. E&I’s Pitney Bowes contracts service three unique areas: mail and sortation services, shipping and mailing, and software solutions. Mail and Sortation Services Pitney Bowes Production Mail and Sortation Services allows E&I members to find...

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Gilbane Educational Contracts

Gilbane Building Company Announces Strategic Partnership with E&I Cooperative Services

Gilbane Building Company, a national leader in the construction of K-12 and higher education projects, has been awarded a Master Services Agreement (MSA) to provide program management/construction manager as agent services to Educational & Institutional Cooperative Services (E&I) members. Through this strategic partnership, E&I’s 4,000+ members will have a vehicle to engage Gilbane on preconstruction, construction and enhanced consulting services as well as serve as a staff extension, a true trusted advocate, on an as-needed...

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E&I Consulting Group Certified in SciQuest PartnerSelect

E&I Consulting Group Achieves Certification in SciQuest PartnerSelect Program

E&I Consulting Group is pleased to announce that several staff members have successfully completed certification in the SciQuest PartnerSelect Program, which is designed around: Engagement Manager Technical Consultant Solutions Consultant E&I Consulting Group staff members have attained certification in all three categories. Certification in the SciQuest PartnerSelect Program provides unique skills and training to help partners and customers achieve the next level of efficiency across the entire procurement cycle. Certification includes in-depth source-to-settle platform training...

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National Cooperative Month

E&I Celebrates National Cooperative Month

October is National Cooperative Month and E&I is celebrating - along with 40,000 other cooperative businesses serving more than 120 million people nationwide - by recognizing the many ways “Cooperatives Build” trust, stronger communities, more resilient economies, and a better world. A Lesson on Cooperatives Cooperatives are businesses that are owned and governed by members - the people who use the products and services they provide. From food co-ops to farmer co-ops, worker co-ops to...

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Discount Athletics Contracts

E&I’s New Athletics Agreements Help Members Manage Costs & Enhance Revenue

E&I members can take advantage of the following competitively awarded agreements recently added to the Cooperative’s athletics portfolio: Anthony Travel, The Aspire Group, FieldTurf, and Navigate Research. These contracts have been designed to help campus athletic departments manage costs and/or enhance revenues. Anthony Travel Anthony Travel helps institutions customize a comprehensive travel solution using unique negotiated vendor agreements for air, hotel, and bus travel. This contract provides an efficient campus-wide travel solution that drives cost...

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E&I Competitive Process NIGP Validated

E&I’s Competitive Solicitation Process Validated by NIGP

E&I Cooperative Services’ member-driven competitive solicitation process has been reviewed and validated by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) as being in compliance with generally accepted public procurement standards used by most public agencies across the United States. NIGP evaluation of the Cooperative's competitive RFP process was based upon a number of criteria including: analysis of procedures and implementation; comparison to the ABA Model Procurement Code; analysis of cooperative member relationships; review and analysis...

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E&I Purchase Rebates 2015

E&I Returns More Than 28 Million Dollars to Members in the Form of Rebates & Patronage; Membership Soars to More Than 3,800

E&I Cooperative Services returned more than $25 million to members in the form of rebates in 2015, and approved another $3.5 million to be returned in the form of patronage refunds, according to a report disclosed at the Cooperative's Annual Stockholders' Meeting. E&I also posted a number of other notable 2015 achievements: Purchases exceeded $2.5 billion - nearly $200 million over last year Members realized over $200 million in savings by utilizing E&I contracts Members...

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E&I Purchase Rebates 2015

E&I Cooperative Services Presents Annual Business Partner Awards

July 6, 2016 -E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) has honored the outstanding achievements of its business partners with the presentation of its annual Business Partner Awards. The awards were presented to business partners who deliver world-class service to E&I’s member community through their dedication to excellence, continuous improvement, and innovative practices. The award winners are as follows: Partner of the Year: PPG Paints New Partner: Staples Business Advantage Regional Partner: Mobile Modular Member Responsiveness: American Hotel...

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E&I NIGP Validation

E&I’s Competitive Solicitation Process Validated by NIGP

E&I Cooperative Services’ member-driven competitive solicitation process has been reviewed and validated by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) as being in compliance with generally accepted public procurement standards used by most public agencies across the United States. NIGP evaluation of the Cooperative's competitive RFP process was based upon a number of criteria including: analysis of procedures and implementation; comparison to the ABA Model Procurement Code; analysis of cooperative member relationships; review and analysis...

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