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.
Extensive Contract Portfolio
Competitive RFP Program
We take care of the ENTIRE contracting process – including research, RFP development and contract management – so you don’t have to. The National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) has validated our RFP process, so we’ve got your compliance requirements covered.
We take care of the entire contracting process, so there’s no need for you to conduct an RFP. 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.
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!