E&I Benefits

Delivering Lower Costs for Higher Ed


E&I is the member-owned, not-for-profit buying cooperative established by members of NAEP in 1934 to provide lower costs for higher education. E&I lowers the purchase price of goods and services by aggregating the purchasing power of member institutions, and streamlines the supply chain process for our members and business partners—reducing time, complexity, and total costs.

Realize lower costs and superior value via:

Strategic sourcing.
Aggregated purchasing power.
Broad portfolio of high-quality national and regional contracts from best-in-class suppliers.
Member-driven competitive solicitation process.

  - State compliance for many public institutions, eliminating the     need for an institution-issued RFP

  - Reviewed and validated by the National Institute of     Governmental Purchasing (NIGP)
Financial incentives via return of profits to members.
E-procurement solutions.
Local service and support.

Visit our website for more information on the benefits of membership and cooperative purchasing through E&I.
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