About Us

E&I Cooperative Services is the largest and most experienced member-owned, non-profit purchasing cooperative serving the needs of education. As a trusted advisor to the education community, we offer over 120 competitively awarded contracts as well as consulting services and electronic solutions to help you source effectively.

Check out this video introduction to learn about E&I and how we can work for you!

Membership in the Cooperative is FREE and the benefits are endless! We have a field-based team of Member Relations Executives located throughout the United States ready to provide you with localized attention and support. We align ourselves with business partners who specialize in providing outstanding local coverage for our members.

Our diverse portfolio of competitively awarded contracts is backed by the purchasing power of 4,500 member institutions. Last year alone, our members saved a combined total of $200 million using our contracts.


About E&I - Rules of Engagement

Rules of Engagement

The Cooperative’s Bylaws help guide all our corporate governance practices – ensuring our openness, integrity, responsibility, and accountability.

About E&I - Rules of Engagement

Our Mission

E&I Cooperative Services assists our members in reducing costs, improving operational supply-chain efficiencies, and maximizing effectiveness. We do this by providing high quality, cost-effective contracts, services, insight, 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.

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Our Values

E&I Cooperative Services understands the importance of accountability, professionalism, and transparency toward our members and business partners. As a member-owned cooperative, E&I stands by the Value and Guiding Principles of Public Procurement as adopted by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing.