E&I is the member-owned, not-for-profit sourcing cooperative delivering expertise, solutions, and services to the educational community and related institutions. We leverage the knowledge and expertise of over 3,500 institutional members to deliver a robust and proven solicitation program that connects members with best-in-class competitively awarded contracts, electronic procurement platforms and expert consulting services to help them optimize their supply chain, reduce costs, and drive operational efficiency.
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.
E&I Cooperative Services assists our members in reducing costs, improving operational efficiencies and maximizing effectiveness by providing high quality, cost-effective contracts, services and strategic solutions for education and related communities. We accomplish this by working efficiently and ethically in cooperation with our members, business partners and colleagues.
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.