Press Releases

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...

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E&I’S America To Go Contract Brings Catering Cost Efficiencies to UCSF

June 28, 2017 - E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) and America To Go (ATG) have teamed up to help the University of California – San Francisco (UCSF) simplify and improve its managed restaurant and catering procurement process. As a result, the University has realized considerable benefits, including increased controls and policy...

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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...

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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 will complement E&I’s deep relationships within higher education and strengthen its position as the premier member-owned cooperative serving the education marketplace. E&I has grown significantly over the last decade,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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E&I Contracts Portfolio Expands with Pitney Bowes

E&I Cooperative members can now take advantage of three competitively awarded contracts with Pitney Bowes, a global technology company crafting innovative products and solutions in the areas of customer information management, location intelligence, customer engagement, shipping and mailing, and global ecommerce.   E&I’s Pitney Bowes contracts service three unique areas:...

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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. Certification in the SciQuest PartnerSelect Program is designed around three main roles or categories: Engagement Manager Technical Consultant Solutions Consultant E&I Consulting Group staff members have attained certification in all...

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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...

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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. Each of these contracts has been designed to help campus athletic departments manage costs and/or enhance revenues. Anthony Travel Anthony Travel will help...

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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...

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E&I Cooperative Services Presents Annual Business Partner Awards

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...

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