Procurement professionals in higher ed don’t have the time or resources to accomplish all they need to do. E&I is 100% focused on meeting the needs of the education community. We make the purchasing process as simple as possible by offering solutions that help you save time and optimize your education dollars.

E&I’s Next Chapter includes an innovative strategy exclusively developed to help our members succeed. At the core of this strategy is our comprehensive portfolio of more than 130 contracts designed for education. We’ve also developed a number of key solutions to support our contracts including Strategic Spend Assessments, eProcurement options, and a performance management program that is in development.

E&I’s Strategic Spend Assessment (SSA) is a consultative, strategic approach to help our members rationalize and streamline their sourcing and spend activities. An SSA is a structured and repeatable process offered at no cost which entails a detailed review and analysis of your high-level spend data for opportunities to reduce costs, bring more spend under contract, and maximize spend control and efficiencies. Key SSA components include:

  • Contract portfolio alignments
  • Improved supplier consolidation
  • Strategic roadmap alignment opportunities
  • Rebates & incentives
  • Diversity suppliers

eProcurement delivers many benefits for educational institutions looking to source more effectively and efficiently. E&I offers members a range of eProcurement solutions, from our no-cost online Marketplace to several platforms with varying levels of functionality and integration capabilities. The E&I Marketplace is a no-cost online platform that delivers a seamless shopping experience campus-wide for member institutions. Imagine a centralized shopping site where members and end users can shop great E&I contracts! And for members who need even greater control and functionality, we have the following standalone platforms: EqualLevel, Sponsored by E&I, JAGGAER, and Unimarket.