Membership Benefits

E&I proudly acts as an extension of your procurement department, providing a comprehensive offering of contracts and services that helps you optimize your education dollars.

Become an E&I member and rethink educational procurement.

Here’s How We Help

Skip the RFP Process
We take care of the entire RFP process, saving you valuable time and money and freeing up your team to focus on more strategic initiatives.

Tap Into Aggregated Spend
We leverage the purchasing power and expertise of our nationwide membership to negotiate better terms and pricing on our contracts.

Access Competitively Solicited Contracts
Our portfolio of competitively solicited contracts spans everything from technology to residence life, research, healthcare, and more.

Meet Your Compliance Needs
Our member-driven competitive solicitation process has been validated by NIGP as complying with generally accepted procurement standards.

Optimize Your Spend
Through our innovative Strategic Spend Assessments, we use your institution’s purchasing data to reduce costs, bring more spend under contract, and maximize control and efficiencies.

Take Advantage of eProcurement
The benefits of ePro are available to all E&I members through our no-cost online E&I Marketplace and a range of other eProcurement platforms.

Discover Cost Containment
Contain costs and generate revenue with patronage refunds at the end of the year based on individual institution purchases to supplier-driven rebates and financial incentives.

Leave Supplier Management to Us
Ongoing contract and supplier management takes time and money – and it’s something we handle through regular supplier and contract performance reviews.

Local Support from Industry Experts
Our nationwide team of dedicated Member Representatives understand your unique needs and help ensure your satisfaction and success as an E&I member.