July 6, 2016 – E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) has honored the outstanding achievements of its business partners with the presentation of its annual Business Partner Awards. The awards were presented to business partners who deliver world-class service to E&I’s member community through their dedication to excellence, continuous improvement, and innovative practices.
The award winners are as follows:
- Partner of the Year: PPG Paints
- New Partner: Staples Business Advantage
- Regional Partner: Mobile Modular
- Member Responsiveness: American Hotel Register
- Sales Support: Graebel Van Lines
“It was an easy decision recognizing each of these business partners,” said Tom Fitzgerald, CEO, E&I Cooperative Services. “Each has greatly enriched our membership and has exceeded our expectations in terms of quality, performance and customer service.”
Nominees were identified by an internal team of E&I representatives. Each was evaluated based upon a number of criteria, including: contract utilization and member purchases, the business partner’s dedication to new member acquisition, programs and level of service provided to members, and member satisfaction.
The recipients were recognized at the E&I Member/Supplier Mixer held during the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. For more information, please contact Sabra Schell, E&I Vice President of Marketing, at 631.630.8234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) is the member-owned, not-for-profit sourcing cooperative serving education and related institutions. E&I provides members with access to a diverse portfolio of competitively awarded contracts, electronic procurement platforms and consulting services to help them source effectively. By leveraging the knowledge and expertise of nearly 4,000 member institutions, E&I helps members reduce costs and optimize supply chain efficiencies. The National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) has validated E&I’s member-driven competitive solicitation process as being in compliance with generally accepted public procurement standards.