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E&I Cooperative

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The Educational & Institutional Cooperative Service (E&I), the only collaborative buying organization dedicated to higher education, is our primary collaborative buying business partner.

In addition to the contract suppliers listed below, Purchasing Services is partnering with E&I in the Higher Education Collaborate Sourcing Project with other major institutions across the country. Purchasing Services evaluates each newly awarded E&I competitively-bid contract for its competitiveness to existing Penn pricing. Purchasing Services will adopt and implement each new E&I competitively bid contract when the E&I contract supplier pricing as well as business terms and conditions are favorable to the University.

Penn Enabled E&I Travel Contract Suppliers

Supplier Commodity
Enterprise + National / Enterprise Car Share Car Rental

Penn Enabled E&I Purchasing Contract Suppliers

Supplier Commodity
A1 Freeman Moving Services Faculty & Staff Relocation Services
B & H Photo Photographic and Audiovisual Supplies
Colcom Incorporated Baker Workstation & Cabinets
Corrigan Moving Services Faculty & Staff Relocation Services
Federal Express Express Delivery & Freight
Global Industries Furniture, Furnishings
Connection (formerly GovConnection) Computer Peripherals
Grainger Incorporated Facilities Maintenance Products
Henry Schein Incorporated Athletic Supplies
Hewlett Packard Computer Equipment
HireRight Incorporated Staff Management Services
Interface America Incorporated
(Alpha Flooring, Metropolitan,
Contract Carpet, American Floors)
Siracusa Moving and Storage Faculty & Staff Relocation Services
Specialty Underwriters Equipment Maintenance Program
(Brayton, Coalesse, Details, Turnstone,
Metro, Vecta)
- A Pomerantz & Company
- Corporate Interiors
Office Furniture
Steris Corporation Life Sciences Equipment & Maintenance Services
Technology Integration Group Electronic Peripherals
Xerox Document Management

Annual Purchases

Annual purchase spend with E&I suppliers for CY2015 = $5.3M

Annual purchase spend with E&I suppliers for CY2014 = $4.5M

Annual purchase spend with E&I suppliers for CY2013 = $5.4M

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