Higher Education

E&I understands the unique challenges colleges and universities face – from budget constraints and compliance requirements to diversity and sustainability goals and everything in between.
By combining our expertise, portfolio, and services, we can help your institution save time, control costs, and optimize your procurement process.

Here’s How We Can ​Help You!

Comprehensive Contract Portfolio

Browse our competitively solicited contracts with industry-leading suppliers to find products and services for every corner of campus.

Time Savings

No need to go out to bid -- we've gone through the RFP and contracting process for you, so you can use our contracts immediately.

Cost Containment & Revenue Generation

Reduce costs with supplier-driven rebates, and benefit from our unique patronage program, which distributes our year-end net income based on contract use.

Dedicated Member Representatives

Equipped with a deep understanding of education, our Member Representatives deliver localized attention and support to facilitate your unique needs.

eProcurement Solutions

Whether you’ve been unable to implement eProcurement technology or are looking to enhance your existing platform, we offer several options to best fit your needs and budget.

Strategic Spend Assessments

With an SSA, we review and analyze your spend data for opportunities to reduce costs, bring more spend under contract, and maximize control and efficiencies.

We proudly act as an extension of your procurement department. It’s easy to become a member – and membership is free with no minimum usage requirements. 

Colorado State University
It was extremely gratifying to see two organizations the size of E&I and Avantor proactively reach out to us, working to bring a diverse supplier to the table because it’s the right thing to do!
Auburn University
E&I continues to be a valued strategic partner for my university. I view the E&I team as an extension of my staff. By utilizing the contracts and various services offered, my team has time available to focus on more strategic tasks. I am proud to be a member of such a great Cooperative that understands the true meaning of a partnership and listens to what the members want and puts what the hear into action!
Troy University
We have been very pleased with E&I Cooperative Services.
Roger Williams University
E&I has always provided great support and substance.
Sanford Burnham Presbys Medical Discovery Institute
E&I has been beneficial to our savings targets. Through leveraging the combined spend of the members, E&I obtains greater discounts than our organization could achieve on our own.
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