Our ability to deliver sustainable value for our members depends upon strong partnerships that help us achieve our vision. These alliances enable us to leverage our assets, harness our buying power and ultimately provide exclusive savings opportunities. We are incredibly proud to partner with these organizations.

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ACUHO-I members believe in developing exceptional residential experiences at colleges, universities, and other post-secondary institutions around the world. E&I is proud to partner with ACUHO-I in an effort to help our members provide dynamic living environments on campus.

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APPA is the association of choice for more than 15,000 educational facilities professionals throughout North America. APPA promotes leadership in educational facilities for professionals seeking to build their careers, transform their institutions, and elevate the value and recognition of facilities in education. We’ve teamed up with our friends at APPA to help you get the most out of our facilities focused contracts.

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Coalition for College Cost Savings

The Coalition for College Cost Savings (CCCS) is a group purchasing coalition comprised of 31 non-profit higher education member organizations dedicated to helping 767 non-profit higher education institutions improve processes and reduce costs through collaboration. CCCS and E&I share a commitment to collaboration and true belief in the power of cooperative purchasing.

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Council of the Great City Schools

The Council of the Great City Schools and its member school districts work to help K-12 students meet the highest standards and become successful and productive members of society. Together, the Council and E&I strive to deliver cost savings on thousands of items to K-12 school districts.

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Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium

The Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium (MHEC) is the premier source for regionalized New England group purchasing. MHEC and E&I work together to bring  contract tools designed to help the timely purchase of goods and services at the best value for member institutions.

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National Association of College and University Business Officers

The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) is a membership organization representing more than 2,100 colleges and universities across the country. NACUBO and E&I partner to bring effective and efficient alternatives services that more closely align with your institutional mission. For more information about NACUBO, check out their newsletter.

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National Association of Educational Procurement

NAEP is the non-profit professional association primarily dedicated to serving higher education procurement professionals. NAEP aims to promote effective and ethical procurement principles and techniques within higher education through continuing education, networking, public information, and advocacy. E&I enjoys a long and effective partnership with NAEP, focused on serving our higher education members.

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National Coalition of Public Procurement

E&I has joined the National Coalition of Public Procurement (NCPP) as a founding member. NCPP aspires to become widely recognized as the key authority and source of information regarding cooperative purchasing within the public procurement community. NCPP will focus on advocacy, legislation analysis, and promoting best practices. For more information about NCPP, check out their newsletter.