Introducing the E&I Marketplace – A no cost online e-Procurement Solution, Powered by ESM Solutions

Giving colleges and universities easy access to the benefit of e-Procurement


Jericho, N.Y., January 4, 2012 — E&I is excited to announce the launch of the E&I Marketplace – an online e-Procurement solution available to members at no cost.

The E&I Marketplace provides instant access to select E&I contracts in a p-card and purchase order enabled environment.

Benefits of the E&I Marketplace include:

  • No cost to E&I members
  • Manage select E&I contracts or upgrade to include your own contracts
  • Intuitive, user-friendly experience for tablets or desktops
  • Accessible via the internet and requires no software installation

Enablement of the E&I Marketplace provides free access to up to 20 pre-selected, competitively awarded contracts. A robust upgrade path provides the option to add more services and functionality at affordable pricing levels.

“This e-Procurement solution is a critical step in making our contracts more easily accessible to our membership,” said Tom Fitzgerald, CEO, E&I Cooperative Purchasing. “Clearly the price tag associated with implementing this kind of solution has been prohibitive for many institutions. We are excited to break down that budget barrier and offer this incredible solution to our members at no cost.”

The E&I Marketplace is powered by ESM Solutions, a leading provider of online procurement solutions for public and private entities. All ESM applications are cloud-enabled, so every step of the sourcing and procurement process is more efficient and transparent, eliminating the costs associated with inefficient buying.

“ESM Solutions is excited to be working with E&I in this capacity, and shares the Cooperative’s commitment to ensuring that members are provided with the most effective and advantageous tools to stretch their budget dollars,” said Dan Corazzi, CEO of ESM Solutions.

ESM has more than 12 years of experience in the education and public sectors with their Mercury Commerce® and eSchoolMall® branded products. E&I members can also take advantage of ESM services through a new competitively awarded contract for sourcing and procurement products.