About Us

E&I Cooperative Services is the largest and most experienced member-owned, not-for-profit purchasing cooperative serving the needs of education. As a trusted advisor to the education community, we offer over 100 competitively awarded contracts as well as consulting services and electronic platforms to help you source effectively. Check out the video introduction below for a brief overview of the ways that E&I 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 also align ourselves with business partners who specialize in providing outstanding local coverage.

Our diverse portfolio of competitively awarded contracts is backed by the purchasing power of more than 4,000 member institutions. Last year alone, our members saved a combined total of $200 million using our contracts.

Rules of Engagement

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

Our Mission

E&I Cooperative Services assists our members in reducing costs, improving operational supply-chain efficiencies and maximizing effectiveness 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.