Educational & Institutional Cooperative Service

The university is a member of the Educational and Institutional Cooperative Service, Inc (E&I), a not for profit buying cooperative created to provide goods and services to members at the best possible value. The Cooperative is owned by its membership of more than 1600 colleges, universities, K-12 schools, hospitals, medical research institutions and hospital purchasing organizations located throughout the U.S.

University employees responsible for making purchases should review the contracts for goods and services available to cooperative members when making purchases to ensure purchases are made at the lowest cost available to the university. Information on the contracts and how to obtain the discounts are available at First time users will need to request a login ID and password and may do this by entering some basic information to the site such as name, address, institution name, and email address.

Please click here for a break down of fees associated with this service.

Questions regarding E&I and the benefits available to members should be directed to Purchasing.