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: March 2015


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Quote of the Month


Digital Imaging Services & Solutions with New Xerox & Canon Contracts
Improved Rates & Rebate Now Available through Enterprise & National Car Rental
Great News for K-12 Members – Check Out Our Publicly Solicited Bretford Contract
Things are Looking Good – High Scores on Our Recent Member Survey
Will We See You in Atlanta? Countdown to the NAEP Annual Meeting
2014 by the Numbers – A Great Year for E&I
Maximizing Your Purchasing Power


Atlanta is Home to The Varsity – The World’s Largest Drive-In Restaurant


Save the Date - Upcoming Events You Won't Want to Miss!





Digital Imaging Services & Solutions with New Xerox & Canon Contracts


When it comes to digital imaging services and solutions, E&I members now have a choice!

Xerox has been a trusted E&I partner for more than 20 years. With the widest breadth of products in the industry, and a portfolio of advanced document management solutions and services, Xerox offers a proven track record of cost savings and solutions to transform core document driven processes. You can take advantage of:

  • Flexible managed print services including Xerox Print Services (XPS), an entry level offering that can be utilized to manage an in-place multi-vendor printer environment, to the advanced Managed Print Services (MPS) designed to support larger enterprise fleets
  • Additional services including Mobile Device Management, Human Resource outsourcing services, business process outsourcing and communication marketing services
  • Extensive product portfolio of entry level desktop printers to high end production black & white and color multifunction devices and high volume digital presses
  • Flexible lease programs - Fair Market Value Cost Per Copy with terms from 36-60 months
  • Month-to-month rental plan available for selected products (includes consumable supplies)

Canon offers the equipment, services and software solutions to help you reduce and control your printing expenses, streamline your manual processes, facilitate with certain aspects of FERPA and HIPAA compliance, and assist with your sustainability goals. Benefits of this contract include:

  • Broad range of equipment and accessories, including multi-function devices, networked and non-networked copiers and printer
  • Managed print services and managed document services for fleet optimization and long-term transformation of the enterprise print facility
  • Flexible acquisition programs including fair market and $1 buyout leases with 36, 48, and 60 month terms
  • Software solutions that facilitate device management, content and output management, mobile printing, and intelligent grading
Today’s educational institutions must find ways to print more cost-efficiently and better manage student and staff printing. Xerox and Canon can help you achieve these goals. For additional information on these exclusive programs, please contact your E&I Member Relations Executive or Bob Cutler, E&I Portfolio Support Executive at rcutler@eandi.org.

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Improved Rates & Rebate Now Available through Enterprise & National Car Rental


Deeper discounts and an exclusive member rebate are now available through our competitively awarded contract with Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

E&I Members have access to both the Enterprise and National brands through this contract. There are two flat rate programs available, both with unlimited mileage and very competitive rates:

  • The insurance inclusive program has insurance coverage included in the rate with no deductible.
  • The insurance exclusive rates do not include insurance coverage, but have even lower base rates.

In addition to incredible rates and services, you’ll also receive a 1% rebate based upon your contract usage, when you utilize your member number when booking your rental car.

Unique Customer Number & Start Saving
Each E&I member must have their own unique customer number in order to realize the full benefits of this contract. You can start the process by completing the online participation form.

For more information on the low rates and exciting new rebate available through the Enterprise contract, please contact your E&I Member Service Representative. You can also contact Bob Cutler, E&I Portfolio Support Executive, at rcutler@eandi.org.

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Great News for K-12 Members – Check Out Our Publicly Solicited Bretford Contract

E&I has been working with Bretford for several years now – and we’re thrilled to tell you about our cooperative agreement specifically for K-12. Adopted from a competitively awarded Lead Public Agency contract with Howard County BRCPC, this E&I Bretford contract meets regulatory criteria for K-12 and the public sector – ensuring that your K-12 school or district is not just saving money, but achieving full compliance.

Bretford designs and manufactures technology-enabled furniture solutions that support the plugged-in classrooms, libraries, and offices of the 21st Century school.

All Bretford products are backed by a 12-year standard warranty and the company offers an industry best 20-year warranty as standard on library furniture. This gives you the peace of mind of knowing that you’re investing wisely in your K-12 furniture – and for the long term.

Key Program Benefits:

  • Publicly Solicited Contract (with full provision for ‘piggybacking’)
  • Focused on the Unique Needs of K-12
  • Compelling Discounts
  • A Wide Variety of Technology-Enabled Furniture
  • Best-in-Class Warranties
  • Standard 30 Day Delivery
  • Comprehensive Dealer Network

Bretford is a CarbonNeutral™ certified company with a firm commitment to environmentally compliant manufacturing and operational practices – and can help move your institution forward in achieving its own sustainability goals.

For more information on this exclusive program for K-12, please contact your E&I Member Service Representative or Tina Smith, E&I Portfolio Support Executive, at tsmith@eandi.org. You can also visit us online at www.eandi.org.


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Things are Looking Good – High Scores on Our Recent Member Survey

Each year, the Cooperative releases a Member Satisfaction Survey to its membership, with the goal of obtaining valuable feedback concerning the Cooperative’s performance, success and value.

The primary focus of the survey is to gauge how the Cooperative is doing and to identify potential areas of improvement. In 2014, the Cooperative received high ratings in terms of satisfaction, with 80% of members indicating they are Very Satisfied or Extremely Satisfied with the Cooperative.

Overall Satisfaction Level with E&I

Trends in Satisfaction with E&I

This year’s survey revealed an overall increase in satisfaction, with 48.9% of members very satisfied, versus 46.51% last year. The number of extremely satisfied members also increased from 28.49% to 31.4%. Add to that the fact that member purchases exceeded $2.2 billion in 2014, and membership climbed to above 3,400 – an all-time high. Things are certainly headed in the right direction!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond to this year’s survey. Your input is invaluable. A complete report of the Survey Results is available by contacting Sabra Schell, VP of Marketing, at sschell@eandi.org.

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Will We See You in Atlanta? Countdown to the NAEP Annual Meeting


NAEP’s 2015 Annual Meeting is just around the corner! We’re looking forward to catching up with you in Atlanta. Here’s a brief list of some important dates and times to keep in mind while you’re planning your trip:

Sunday, April 12
New Attendee Orientation
4:45-6:00 pm
Hyatt Regency

Host Event
7:00-10:00 pm
Georgia Aquarium

Monday, April 13
General Session & Keynote Presentation
8:30-10:15 am
Hyatt Regency

E&I Member Update and Stockholders' Meeting Luncheon
12:00 pm-1:15 pm
Hyatt Regency

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening
5:00-7:30 pm
Hyatt Regency

Don’t forget to visit E&I in booth #250 - you’ll really enjoy our booth this year!

Tuesday, April 14
NAEP General Session/Keynote Presentation
9:15 am–11:00 am
Hyatt Regency

Exhibit Hall Open
11:00-2:00 pm
Hyatt Regency

Session: Developing Strategic Contracts for Facilities
Speakers: Mary Sue Goldwater, E&I; Bill Elvey, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2:45 pm-3:45 pm
Hyatt Regency

Session: Procurement & Payables: A Strategic Partnership
Speakers: Barry Swanson, University of Kansas, Jennifer Adling, Texas Tech University
4:00-5:00 pm
Hyatt Regency

E&I Member/Supplier Mixer
7:00 pm
College Football Hall of Fame

Wednesday, April 15
Closing General Session & Keynote
9:15-11:00 am
Hyatt Regency

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2014 by The Numbers - A Great Year for E&I


2014 was a breakthrough year for the Cooperative, and we’re so proud of what we’ve been able to achieve. Here’s a quick glance at some notable successes:

  • Member purchases exceeded $2.2 billion – nearly $300 million over last year
  • Our Board of Directors voted to return approximately $3.54 million to the membership in the form of patronage returns
  • Members realized over $200 million in savings by utilizing E&I contracts
  • Members recaptured and redeployed thousands of RFP resource hours
  • Membership increased to over 3,400
  • We conducted nearly 70 annual, regional and local events, e.g. NACUBO, APPA, NAEP, NIGP, ASBO, AACC
  • We increased the number of E&I Consulting Group engagements from 10 in 2013, to 22 or more in 2014. Service revenues were up 135%, year-over-year.
  • Completed or ongoing strategic engagements include CSU Fullerton, SUNY, Ithaca College, Southern New Hampshire University, the University of the District of Columbia, Drexel University, the University of South Florida, Florida A&M, and Northern Arizona University.
  • We expanded our services portfolio to several new complementary categories including Facilities and Operations Management, Business Diversity, Economic Impact, and Fleet Management.
  • Throughout 2014 we sharpened our focus on each of our member segments, including community colleges, K-12 institutions, small schools and large universities. Our cross functional contracts teams have worked hard to gain a deeper understanding of the unique needs of each of these member segments with regard to the science, technology and facilities contract categories.
  • In 2014, small schools accounted for more than $400 million in member purchases.

As always, we remain extraordinarily thankful to you, our members, for your dedication. In the end, none of our success would be possible without you. We’re looking forward to working with you in the year ahead to continue to accomplish incredible things.

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Maximizing Your Purchasing Power


Maximizing Your Purchasing Power
Recent Contract Adoptions

Your E&I agreements continue to gain acceptance and support from members like you. These contract adoptions are a true testament to the power and value of cooperative purchasing.

Take a look below to see a sampling of the contracts that your colleagues have recently adopted. For more information on any of the Cooperative’s competitively awarded contracts, please contact your E&I Member Relations Executive.

Central Methodist University
Christopher Columbus High School
North Dakota State College of Science

Canisius College
Ferris State University
Georgia Southern University
Hennepin Technical College
Molloy College
Muskegon Community College
St Edwards University
Texas Woman's University

East Side Union High School District

University of Alabama-Birmingham

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Did You Know


Originally named, ‘The Yellow Jacket,' The Varsity was established in 1928. Its founder, Frank Gordy, a Reinhardt University graduate, briefly attended The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) but dropped out in 1925. Then, as now, the restaurant catered heavily to Georgia Tech students – in fact, on days of Georgia Tech football games, up to 30,000 people visit The Varsity. On a daily basis, the Varsity sells more than two miles of hotdogs, a ton of onion rings, 2,500 pounds of fresh cut potatoes, 5,000 homemade fried pies and 300 gallons of chili, all of which are made from scratch daily.

If you decide to swing by The Varsity while you’re in Atlanta for this year’s Annual Meeting, we may just see you there! Until then we leave you with this question…”What’ll Ya Have?!”

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Save the Date - Upcoming Events You Won't Want to Miss!

April - 2015

April 8 - 12
Association of College Unions International (ACUI)
San Antonio, TX

April 12 - 15
National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP)
Atlanta, GA

April 15 - 17
ISC West
Las Vegas, NV

April 18 - 21
American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
San Antonio, TX

April 19 - 22
Association for College & University Technology Advancement (ACUTA)
Atlanta, GA

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