Enhancing Supplier Diversity & Streamlining Procurement: Texas A&M’s Success with E&I’s Staples Contract

An Interview with Robby Bounds, Texas A&M University Executive Director of Procurement Services In this blog post, we delve into how Texas A&M University (TAMU) took significant steps to enhance its supplier diversity initiatives and streamline procurement processes through E&I’s Staples contract. Robby Bounds, Texas A&M University Executive Director of Procurement Services explains why this […]

What is an EMMP & What are the Benefits of Partnering with One?

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Managing Maintenance Service Agreements on Your Behalf We’ve recently launched new contracts with three leading equipment maintenance management program (EMMP) providers: Electronic Risks Consultants, Remi, and Specialty Underwriters. But what is an EMMP, and what are the benefits of partnering with one? In short, an EMMP manages original equipment manufacturer (OEM) maintenance service agreements on […]

Cooperative Purchasing 101: A Primer for Busy C-Suite Execs

Webinars Conducted on | Thursday, August 3, 2023 @ 2PM (ET) Sponsored by | E&I Cooperative Services  Presented by | E&I Cooperative Services  Cooperative Purchasing 101: A Primer for Busy Higher Education Executives As a busy C-Suite executive, you understand the importance of efficiency and cost savings in your procurement process. Cooperative purchasing can help. […]

Drive your strategy with E&I’s analytics service

Webinars Conducted on: Thursday, August 10th @ 2PM  Sponsored by | E&I Cooperative Services Presented by | E&I Cooperative Services Strategic Spend Assessment: Drive Your Strategy with Our Analytics Service Now more than ever, schools and universities are being asked to do more with less. With goods and services making up the bulk of addressable […]

Hurricane Season 2023: It Just Takes One

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Firsthand Insights on Emergency Preparedness The first official day of hurricane season in the U.S. was June 1. While this year’s outlook for hurricanes is “near-normal,” it just takes one to cause significant damage. It is still early–we are just hitting peak season when historically most hurricanes hit due to El Nino, El Nina, Oceanic […]

Maximize Your School’s Punchout Strategy: A VERVE Member Success Story

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Webinars Conducted on | Wednesday July 19, 2023  Sponsored by | E&I Cooperative Services Presented by | E&I Cooperative Services Maximize Your School’s Punchout Strategy: A VERVE Member Success Story Speakers: Helga Strobel-Pedisich, Director, Innovations & eProcurement Solutions at E&I Cathy Boyd, eProcurement Executive Advisor at E&I While the benefits of eProcurement are established and […]

Is a Three-Bid Procurement Strategy for Employee Relocations Wasting Time & Money?

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Why Full-Service Relocation Programs are the Answer for Your Organization Collecting three competitive bids for purchases is a logical, sensible way to find the best price for goods and services. Today, many organizations regularly employ a three-bid procurement strategy for a variety of purchases in order to find the best value for their dollar. Like […]

Supplier Spotlight: Apple Products & Support Services Through the E&I CDW-G Contract

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An Interview with Brooke Langley, Apple Business Development Strategist, Higher Ed at CDW-G We sat down with Brooke Langley, Apple Business Development Strategist, Higher Ed at CDW-G, to discuss how CDW-G helps our higher education members get the Apple products and support services they need. Please tell us how Apple changed their procurement process for […]

How Educational Institutions Sell Unused IPv4 Addresses for Millions

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Guide to Selling University IPv4 Addresses This blog originally appeared on the IPv4.Global blog. The demand for IPv4 addresses (addresses that allow devices to communicate on the internet) has reached an all-time high. Universities across the country including Penn State, MIT and Harvard and many others are selling large blocks of IPv4 addresses that they […]

E&I Announces Winners of its 14th Annual Business Partner Awards

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Press Releases E&I Announces Winners of its 14th Annual Business Partner Awards B&H, Staples, Huron Consulting, Patterson Dental, and Collegiate Travel Planners Recognized Jericho, N.Y. – E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) announced the winners of its 14th annual Business Partner Awards, which recognizes outstanding service to the Cooperative’s membership by its contracted suppliers. Nominees were identified […]