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Early adopters of the Spikes Cavell Observatory under the contract include: University of Colorado, CO; University of Idaho, ID; the University System of New Hampshire, NH and Berkley College, NY.

E&I Cooperative ServicesHerndon, VA – 29th October 2012  – The E&I Cooperative Purchasing spend analytics contract is proving a popular addition to their extensive portfolio of competitively solicited arrangements. Under the contract E&I Cooperative Purchasing’s 2,600 member institutions are able to purchase the full range of Spikes Cavell spend and contract analytics products and services at competitively bid and contracted preferential rates. Early adopters of the Spikes Cavell Observatory on the E&I contract include: University of Colorado, COUniversity of Idaho, ID; the multiple institutions of the University System of New Hampshire, NH, including the Durham Campus, Keene State College, Granite State College and the Plymouth Campus; Berkley College, NY.

Gary Link, E&I Cooperative Purchasing Senior Vice President – Contracts stated: “E&I’s members are under considerable pressure to save money and better spend and contract visibility is critical to that effort. Spikes Cavell continues to demonstrate that ‘spend analytics’ needn’t take forever, consume lots of institutional resources or cost the earth. Our member institutions now have easy and affordable access to Spikes Cavell’s class leading spend analytics and related products and services. It’s gratifying to see institutions already benefiting from the contract.”

Jennifer Nisbet, E&I’s Portfolio Support Executive added: “We have been very pleased at E&I Member interest in the new Spikes Cavell contract. Selecting a vendor for spend analysis normally takes Higher Ed institutions a lot of time and effort so it is great that the contract is already proving valuable to members.”

About E&I Cooperative Purchasing, NY

Educational & Institutional Cooperative Service, Inc. is a not-for-profit buying cooperative established by members of the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) to provide goods and services to members at the best possible value. The Cooperative is owned by its membership of more than 2,600 colleges, universities, K-12, hospitals, medical research institutions and hospital purchasing organizations located throughout the United States.

E&I Cooperative Purchasing, in collaboration with the purchasing community and NAEP, strives to be the primary conduit for inter-collegiate group purchasing activities by aggregating knowledge, spend and technology to lower costs for its Member Institutions and Business Partners.