E&I is the nation’s leading not-for-profit buying cooperative focused exclusively on education. With approximately 100 competitively-awarded contracts (view PDF), we deliver compelling cost savings on thousands of items for K-12 school districts and institutions.
We understand the challenges your district is facing, and we have the resources to help. Our team of contracting experts has decades of experience in the education sector. Our structured methodology has been proven again and again in issuing best-of-breed RFPs, sourcing strategically, and obtaining the best available pricing on everything from paint and light bulbs to server racks and software applications.
We handle the entire RFP process for you – including everything from research and RFP development, to contract management. Our RFP process has been validated by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) as being in compliance with generally accepted public procurement standards, so there’s no need to worry about compliance requirements. Need a lead public agency agreement? We’ve got you covered there too.
By taking advantage of the time and cost efficiencies we offer, your staff is free to focus on the more important functions that help advance your institution’s mission and strategies. As purchasing requirements become more complicated and budgets are being stretched thinner, these savings are more valuable than ever before.