We’re here to act as an extension of your purchasing department. That means we can provide you with more than just cost savings. As an E&I member, you’ll save a considerable amount of time by allowing us to handle the RFP process for you. And you’ll have access to the knowledge and expertise of top-notch procurement professionals.
Aggregated Spend & Knowledge
By leveraging the purchasing power of our entire membership, we are able to negotiate lower prices for goods and services than you may be able to achieve on your own. Additionally, we can tap into the aggregate knowledge and expertise of our members to identify best practices and efficient methods to reduce costs.
Take advantage of significant savings available through our contract portfolio of more than 100 best-in-class suppliers. Our suppliers understand education and are committed to meeting your specialized needs and delivery requirements.
Competitive RFP Program
We take care of the ENTIRE contracting process – including research, RFP development and contract management – so you don’t have to. Our RFP process has been validated by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP), so we’ve got your compliance requirements covered.
There’s no need for you to conduct an RFP when we’ve already got it covered. By eliminating the time spent on these labor intensive tasks, your staff resources can be reallocated to focus on more strategic projects that help advance your institution’s mission – including things like process improvement, supply chain optimization, etc.
Patronage, Rebates, and Incentives
Membership has its rewards! Many of our members receive patronage rewards based upon contract usage. You can also take advantage of exclusive rebate and incentive programs available through our suppliers. This means our contracts can actually help you generate revenue on campus.
Local Service and Support
A field-based team of Member Relations Executives located throughout the United States provides you with localized attention and support. We also align ourselves with business partners who specialize in providing outstanding local coverage.
E&I Consulting Group
We help you transform your procurement organization and drive value across your entire supply chain through a range of integrated services including: organization assessment and transformation, spend analytics, technology and process evaluations, ROI analysis and more.
Our best-in-class electronic platforms help you leverage technology to source more strategically – maximizing efficiencies, automating business processes, and driving down costs.
E&I helps reduce the time, complexity, and total costs of purchasing for all our members. Take full advantage of these benefits, and sign up for FREE!