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SupplierGATEWAY Partners With E&I Cooperative Purchasing To Expand Supplier Diversity In Education

Published July 11, 2023
Leanne Strickler

SupplierGATEWAY Partners with E&I Cooperative Purchasing to Expand Supplier Diversity in Education

SupplierGATEWAY, a leading supplier data management company and a certified minority business enterprise, today announced a partnership with E&I Cooperative Purchasing (E&I) to offer SupplierGATEWAY’s market-leading supplier diversity technology platform to E&I’s over 6,000 members. This competitively solicited contract will give E&I member institutions, with over $2.8B in spending through E&I contracts, the tools they need to meet and exceed their supplier diversity goals.

SupplierGATEWAY offers E&I’s member K-12 schools, colleges, universities, and organizations a supplier diversity platform with simple and affordable pricing, a database with millions of suppliers, unlimited seat licenses, and unlimited data enrichment. 

“We are thrilled to partner with E&I to bring our supplier diversity technology solutions to more organizations within the education community,” said Ade Solaru, CEO of SupplierGATEWAY. “Together, we will make it easier for E&I members to build impactful supplier diversity programs, create opportunities for diverse businesses, and drive economic growth in their communities.” 

E&I members that take advantage of this partnership will be able to automate supplier diversity data enrichment, identify qualified diverse suppliers that match member purchasing needs, track and report diverse spend, measure economic impact in their impact area, and strengthen relationships with local and diverse suppliers.

“E&I is committed to supporting our members’ supplier diversity goals through contracts with organizations like SupplierGATEWAY,” said Titus Martin, Executive Director of Supplier Diversity at E&I. “SupplierGATEWAY’s solutions will allow our members to strengthen their programs, build a more diverse and inclusive supply chain, and drive greater economic impact in their communities. We are excited to offer their innovative platform to our members.”

Explore how SupplierGATEWAY’s Supplier Diversity Platform can transform your organization’s supplier diversity initiatives here and request your demo here.

Learn more about E&I Cooperative Services and become a member here

About SupplierGATEWAY: 

SupplierGATEWAY provides supplier diversity, onboarding, and offboarding software solutions to help organizations develop and optimize their supplier relationships. Their supplier diversity solutions identify qualified diverse suppliers, track and report diverse spend, and economic impact, and help strengthen diverse supplier information with Enhanced Digital Certification®. Learn more at 

About E&I Cooperative Purchasing:

E&I Cooperative Purchasing (E&I) is a member-owned, not-for-profit purchasing cooperative focused exclusively on serving education and related facilities. E&I delivers expertise, solutions, and services to more than 6000 members representing $31 billion in purchasing power nationwide. Through the collective power of its membership, E&I negotiates contracts with suppliers to achieve the best possible pricing and terms. Learn more at