Gilbane Building Company Announces Strategic Partnership with E&I Cooperative Services

Gilbane Building Company, a national leader in the construction of K-12 and higher education projects, has been awarded a Master Services Agreement (MSA) to provide program management/construction manager as agent services to Educational & Institutional Cooperative Services (E&I) members. Through this strategic partnership, E&I’s 4,000+ members will have a vehicle to engage Gilbane on preconstruction, construction and enhanced consulting services as well as serve as a staff extension, a true trusted advocate, on an as-needed basis.

“Gilbane is very proud to enter into this partnership with E&I Cooperative Services. Educational Institutions, such as those in E&I’s membership, have formed the foundation of our business for 143 years. This partnership cements our commitment to build more than simply buildings, but to continue building the future,” said Chris Lovely, National Client Team; Gilbane Building Company.

As an industry leader, Gilbane is well equipped to partner with E&I members and assist them in exceeding their goals for campus construction. As part of this comprehensive service package, Gilbane will work with members to achieve critical schedule deadlines, maintain quality of work, uphold safety standards, achieve diversity goals, and oversee cost objectives for each project.

“This contract provides incredible value to our members by helping them save considerable time and money with regard to their construction projects,” said Tom Fitzgerald, E&I CEO, “Gilbane is a proven leader in the industry and we are excited to welcome them to our supplier portfolio.”

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services for clients across various markets. From pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services, they are a leader in the industry. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has over 50 offices around the world. For more information, visit

About E&I

E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) is the member-owned, not-for-profit sourcing cooperative delivering expertise, solutions and services to education and related institutions. E&I provides members with access to a diverse portfolio of competitively awarded contracts, electronic procurement solutions and consulting services to help them source effectively. By leveraging the knowledge and expertise of more than 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. 

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