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E&I Board of Directors Additions

E&I Announces Newly Appointed Members to Board of Directors

July 25, 2017 – E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) is pleased to welcome two new members to its Board of Directors: Ron Moraski, Director of Procurement Services at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), and Dr. Judy Mitchell, President of Joliet Junior College. These appointments are in response to the retirement of two current Board members: Mary Dukakis, Associate Vice President for Administration and Strategic Sourcing at Southern New Hampshire University, and Amir Dabirian, Vice President of Information...

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E&I Cooperative Services Opens Nominations for Inaugural Cloud Leadership Awards supported by Adobe, Cisco, Microsoft Azure and CDW-G

June 27, 2017 - E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) is now accepting nominations for its inaugural Cloud Leadership Awards. The Cloud Leadership Awards, generously sponsored by Adobe, Cisco, Microsoft Azure, and CDW•G, will honor the outstanding achievements of up to fifty higher education institutions which - through their innovative and effective use of cloud solutions - have benefitted students, teachers, administrators, and/or staff. “Technology is a critical area of interest and growth for our members, and...

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E&I HESS Partnership

E&I Partners with the Higher Education Systems and Services Consortium

June 13, 2017 - E&I Cooperatives Services (E&I) and the Higher Education Systems and Services Consortium (HESS), a non-profit organization for private colleges and universities, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work collectively to help members connect and save money through technology and services software agreements. As part of the MOU, E&I has committed to aid in the development, negotiation and management of HESS’s ERP and ancillary administrative software agreements, providing HESS members...

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E&I K-12 Contracts

E&I Expands into the K-12 Marketplace

June 1, 2017 - E&I Cooperative Services is excited to announce its expanded focus on the K-12 sector, a move that complements E&I’s deep relationships within higher education and strengthens its position as the premier member-owned cooperative serving the education marketplace. E&I has grown significantly over the last decade, and now boasts more than 4,300 members institutions and over $2.65 billion in member purchases. In the K-12 arena alone, the Cooperative has averaged an annual...

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E&I Purchase Rebates 2016

E&I Cooperative Services Presents Annual Business Partner Awards

April 3, 2017 - 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—through their dedication to excellence, continuous improvement, and innovative practices—deliver world-class service to E&I’s members community. The award winners are as follows: Partner of the Year: VWR New Partner: Medline Member Responsiveness: Enterprise “When there is collaboration and teamwork, amazing things can...

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E&I Purchase Rebates 2016

E&I Member Purchases Exceed $2.7 Billion in 2016; The Cooperative Returns More Than $16 Million to Members in the Form of Rebates

April 3, 2017 - E&I Cooperative Services returned more than $16 million to members in the form of rebates in 2016. Additionally, membership reached an all-time high of 4,100, according to a report disclosed at the Cooperative’s Annual Stockholders’ Meeting. E&I posted a number of other notable 2016 achievements: Member purchases exceeded $2.7 billion – nearly $90 million over last year Members realized over $200 million in savings by utilizing E&I contracts Created a specialized...

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Food Services Contracts for Education

E&I Announces Several Additions to Food Services Portfolio

February 7, 2017 - E&I Cooperative members can now take advantage of new competitively awarded contracts with Canteen, Chartwells, and Levy Restaurants. Each of these companies is a division of Compass Group – the world’s largest foodservice company. Canteen contract offers self-checkout micro-market solutions With over 200 locations in 48 states, Canteen provides snacks, drinks, fresh food, and healthy vending options utilizing innovative solutions and state-of-the-art technology. The company’s Avenue C and Smart Market solutions...

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E&I Technology Category VP

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

January 24, 2017 - E&I Cooperative Services is pleased to welcome Keith Fowlkes as the new Vice President, for the technology category. In this new role, Keith will serve as an entrepreneurial leader in the development and continued operation of the Cooperative’s technology contracts. His responsibilities will include identifying and developing new contract business opportunities. Keith has been in higher education for nearly 25 years, serving in administrative, academic, and consultative roles. He currently serves...

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E&I Joins NCPP

E&I Joins National Cooperative Purchasing Partners

January 5, 2017 - E&I is pleased to announce that it has joined National Cooperative Purchasing Partners (NCPP) as a founding member. As the newly formed (2015) Professional Association for Cooperative Procurement, NCPP aspires to become widely recognized and respected as the key authority and source of information regarding cooperative purchasing within the public procurement community. E&I joins with fellow founding members National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) and National IPA. Together, and with other members,...

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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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