August 8, 2017 – E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) members can now take advantage of a new competitively awarded contract for Computer Equipment and Related Hardware, Software, Services, and Support through CDW Government LLC (CDW-G), a Fortune 500 company with over 30 years in the tech industry. This contract provides access to a diverse portfolio of professional IT products and services offered by CDW-G at a considerable discount. Additional benefits include streamlined e-commerce and e-procurement integrations, many at no additional charge, and access to a multitude of custom configurations, including equipment staging.
CDW-G has proudly partnered with major manufacturers such as Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Cisco, and owns nearly 1 million square feet of space between multiple distribution centers in the country. This means that E&I members, with the help of their dedicated CDW-G Account Manager, will receive the products and individualized services their institutions need quickly and efficiently. Enhanced member programs and accelerated benefits are also available with an annual spend commitment, and higher education members gain access to Apple products, many priced below current Apple Education pricing.
“This contract comes at the perfect time for our higher education and K-12 member institutions,” said Tom Fitzgerald, CEO of E&I Cooperative Services. “CDW-G has proven time and again that they are a trusted and experienced technology solutions provider. We are thrilled to be able to meet our members’ needs in this extremely important area.”
If your institution is in need of an all-in-one computer and IT service and solution provider, contact your E&I Member Relations Representative, or sign up to become an E&I member at www.eandi.org. For those already utilizing E&I programs, CDW-G and E&I will work collaboratively to ease the transition into this new contract. Visit www.cdwg.com/eandi for more information.
E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) is the member-owned, not-for-profit sourcing cooperative delivering expertise, solutions and services to education and related institutions. E&I provides members with access to a diverse portfolio of competitively awarded contracts, electronic procurement solutions and consulting services to help them source effectively. By leveraging the knowledge and expertise of more than 4,300 member institutions, E&I helps members reduce costs and optimize supply chain efficiencies. The Cooperative’s member-driven competitive solicitation process has been validated by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) as being in compliance with generally accepted procurement standards.
CDW Government LLC (CDW-G) is the industry leading provider of multi-brand technology solutions serving higher education and K-12 institutions. Backed by over 30 years of IT experience, this Fortune 500 company specializes in discrete hardware and software products and IT solutions, including mobility, security, cloud, and data centers. For more information, please visit: www.cdwg.com.