E&I Cooperative Services is the not-for-profit buying cooperative established in 1934 by members of the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) to provide goods and services to members at the best possible value.
The Cooperative is owned by its membership of more than 3,000 colleges, universities, K-12, hospitals, medical research institutions and hospital purchasing organizations located throughout the United States.
E&I’s Board of Directors provides strategic and management oversight while upholding rigorous governing principles on behalf of our membership. The Board is composed of an annually elected group of nine business administrators/procurement professionals who are elected by our member institutions. There is also one member who is appointed to act as a liaison between E&I and NAEP.
The Cooperative’s Bylaws help guide all of our corporate governance practices - ensuring our openness, integrity, responsibility, and accountability.
To exceed member expectations by providing high quality, cost-effective and timely solutions through a diverse portfolio of competitive contracts and value-added services. This will be accomplished by members, employees, suppliers and business associates working together in an ethical, efficient, professional and respectful manner.
The NAEP/E&I Connection
NAEP and E&I have served a common membership of procurement professionals within educational institutions since 1934.
While NAEP delivers professional, community and collaborative development exclusively for procurement professionals in education, E&I provides the advantages of collaboration and strategic sourcing, including aggregated purchasing power and a member-driven competitive solicitation process which lowers costs, streamlines the procurement process and meets state compliance standards.