Sourcing

sourcingBacked by the combined purchasing power of more than 4,000 colleges, universities, prep schools, K-12 schools, teaching hospitals and medical research institutions, we deliver lower costs on a variety of products and services.

Our diverse portfolio of competitively awarded contracts covers technology, furniture, maintenance, scientific supplies, office products, transportation and delivery services, and much more. Last year alone, our members collectively saved over $200 million using E&I contracts.

We handle the complete RFP process – from research and bid preparation development through contract management – which means your staff has considerably more time to focus on other key initiatives. Our Competitive RFP Process has been developed specifically for your needs, by member volunteer experts from across the country. Additionally, our process has been validated by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) as being in compliance with generally accepted procurement standards.

Our ultimate goal is to help you achieve lower costs while providing you with increased value. We do this by ensuring that our contracts meet applicable procurement standards, establishing best practices to reduce total costs, and conducting spend analysis across our membership to identify products, services, and supply partners that are the most meaningful in particular contracting areas.