E&I Announces its 2024 Annual Business Partner Awards

Collegiate Travel Planners, Patterson Dental, Ferguson, and Enterprise Recognized

Jericho, N.Y. – E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) announced the winners of its 2024 Business Partner Awards, which recognize outstanding service to the Cooperative’s membership by its contracted suppliers. Nominees were identified by a team of E&I representatives and evaluated based on several criteria, including contract utilization, member purchases, new member acquisition, level of service provided to members, and member satisfaction.

The 2024 winners are:

  • Partner of the Year Award recognizes a partner who has achieved strong business growth and has provided notable expertise and solutions to E&I’s membership. This partner has also worked with the Cooperative on various initiatives related to other areas of excellence as noted by the membership.
  • New Partner of the Year Award recognizes a partner that has been part of E&I’s portfolio for three years or less and meets the criteria for the Partner of the Year Award.
  • Best-in-Class Sales Support Award recognizes a partner whose sales force has demonstrated an outstanding level of positive engagement with the membership and partnership with E&I.
  • Best-in-Class Member Responsiveness recognizes a partner who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to customer service for the Cooperative’s membership.

“Collegiate Travel Planners, Patterson, Ferguson, and Enterprise embody E&I’s mission, providing exceptional value and unwavering commitment to our member community,” said Eric Frank, CEO of E&I. “Their dedication distinguishes E&I as the go-to purchasing cooperative for education’s unique needs. We are proud to collaborate with these industry leaders.”

For more information about E&I and to learn about the contracts with these suppliers, visit www.eandi.org.

About E&I Cooperative Services

E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) is the only member-owned, non-profit procurement cooperative exclusively focused on serving higher education and K-12 institutions. E&I delivers unsurpassed value and an exceptional experience to its members through a broad portfolio of competitively solicited contracts with industry-leading suppliers and innovative sourcing solutions. The Cooperative empowers its members to make informed, analytics-driven decisions to capture more spending and optimize their education dollars. In addition, E&I offers strategic spend assessments, eProcurement solutions, supplier diversity programs, virtual and in-person education, and webinars and podcasts that advance the industry. For more information, please visit www.eandi.org.


Media Contact
Nicole Katz
Sr. Manager, Marketing Content & Communication
E&I Cooperative Services
631.630.8294 | nkatz@eandi.org


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