Our Supplier Diversity Program builds relationships with small, local, and diverse businesses who provide commodities and services at competitive prices. To qualify, potential business partners must either meet generally accepted definitions of minority-owned, women-owned, disadvantaged, and local business enterprises, or utilize these suppliers through their Distributor Alliance
Our current Minority, Women, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise suppliers include:
Alpha Building Corporation is an industry leader in total facility maintenance. Alpha has been providing job order contracts of every designation since 1973 and has successfully partnered with the Department of Defense, colleges, universities, school districts, private industry, and municipalities.
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Claridge’s marker boards, chalkboards, tack boards, cabinets, and cases are found in offices, universities, hospitals, hotels, and schools across the country. From the classroom to the boardroom, Claridge specializes in designing high-quality products to meet your needs.
Complete Book and Media Supply
Complete Book and Media Supply provides the largest offering of online publications in the world specifically for the academic, technical, scientific and corporate markets.
Navigate Research provides measurement, valuation and consulting services to help members create strategic marketing partnerships. Navigate has measured the impact and ROI of hundreds of sponsorship deals and has valued billions of dollars in sponsorship transactions on behalf of brands, properties, universities and agencies.
The E&I Neta Scientific contract connects members with this certified diverse distributor and service provider of chromatographic, life science, chemical and labware products.
Nouveau invests in each project’s upfront development. This ensures all projects are completed on time, within budget, and with the utmost quality. This upfront work minimizes the need for field changes, helps contain surprises, and ensures each project runs smoothly and efficiently. From concept to closeout, Nouveau gets the job done.
Pure Air Control Services, Inc. is a nationally recognized indoor air quality (IAQ) service provider offering unique, turn-key environmental services that work with institutions, consultants, and architects to resolve IAQ issues quickly and efficiently.
SHI is a leading provider of IT software to education institutions across the United States. As an authorized reseller for all major software publishers, SHI has forged great relationships with the manufacturers who create products for the education market, making them uniquely positioned to serve the needs of E&I members.
Transformations Furniture manufacturers and distributes a full line of upholstered lounge furniture designed to be fully renewable through a unique reupholstering method.
Other Suppliers with Distributor Alliance Programs include:
As one of the nation’s leading single-source suppliers of gases, welding and safety supplies, Airgas offers top-quality products and unmatched expertise. Airgas excels with an integrated network of more than 1,200 locations, including branches, cylinder fill plants and production facilities, specialty gas laboratories, and distribution centers.
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Connection understands the IT needs and complexities of the education marketplace. From design through deployment, the Connection IT contract offers a complete portfolio of IT services designed to help E&I members. This competitively awarded contract is specifically for IT Managed Integration Services & Staff Augmentation.
Ferguson Enterprises is the largest supplier of plumbing related construction and maintenance products in the United States, with a distribution network of over 1,500 locations.
Grainger is the leader in industrial supplies. The E&I Grainger contract offers exceptional value, time savings, and discounts on products and services to meet your institution’s maintenance needs.
Southwest Contract strives to develop products that offer versatility and durability for today’s student environment. Their flexible furniture solutions are constructed with removable and replaceable components in order to maximize available floor space.
Staples Business Advantage
Staples Business Advantage is the world’s leading office products and solutions company, with 83,000 associates worldwide and offering more than 1 million products.
As a worldwide distributor of laboratory supplies and equipment, the E&I VWR contract provides clean room (controlled environment) supplies, chemicals, lab animal science, laboratory furniture and safety supplies. Through a combination of strategic partnerships with world-respected manufacturers, VWR supplies over 1,000,000 products to the scientific community while achieving service levels of greater than 95%.