Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative (IPHEC) Adopts JAGGAER Contract under E&I Cooperative Agreement

  • Education
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  • Source to Pay

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. 12/17/18: – JAGGAER, the world’s largest independent spend management company, today announces that the Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative (IPHEC) has chosen JAGGAER’s industry-leading Source-to-Pay solutions to serve the state’s public, higher education institutions, and community colleges via E&I Cooperative’s competitively solicited and awarded contract.

IPHEC was formed to consolidate common requirements for various state universities on one bid, with subsequent orders being placed by each individual university for the contract period. The 13 campuses of the nine Illinois public universities participate in the cooperative.

JAGGAER is an industry-leading global provider of Source to Pay solutions with extensive experience in the higher education space. E&I’s competitively solicited JAGGAER contract comprises the entire suite of JAGGAER’s e-procurement modules and comprehensive services. Customers contracting with JAGGAER for their strategic Source-to-Pay needs will find a robust, user-friendly online shopping experience that delivers a multi-vendor e-procurement platform to meet all university constituents’ needs.

JAGGAER’s on-demand e-procurement software and the JAGGAER Supplier Network deliver a critical mass of suppliers in one centralized hub. Procurement staff, end-users, and other stakeholders receive what they require through an easy-to-use e-procurement system.

“IPHEC is excited to have JAGGAER as an awarded IPHEC vendor for Source-to-Pay solutions,” says Aaron Carter, Executive Director of the Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative. “E&I Cooperative Services and JAGGAER are valuable partners, and I know they are as excited as I am to support and advance the collective activities of public institutions of higher education,” he adds.

“E&I is thrilled to enable our members within IPHEC to obtain the IT services and support they need to further their educational missions. Procurement optimization strategies and business process innovation are key drivers of a university’s supply chain success. Our goal is to continuously bring value beyond lowered costs, and we can do this with innovative technology solutions such as JAGGAER,” said Gary D. Link, Senior Vice President, Contracts at E&I.

“With this exciting, new contract adoption, we are equipped to offer colleges and universities in Illinois the Source-to-Pay solutions they need to improve their operations, while optimizing spend,” said Robert Bonavito, CEO of JAGGAER. “We want to thank IPHEC and E&I Cooperative Services for helping us better serve our customers in Illinois and across all of Higher Education,” he adds.


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About JAGGAER: Global Source to Pay Spend Management Solutions

JAGGAER is the world’s largest independent spend management company, with 2000 customers connected to a network of 3.7 million suppliers in 70 countries, served by offices located in North America, Latin America, throughout Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, Asia, and the Middle East. JAGGAER offers complete SaaS-based Source to Pay eProcurement solutions with advanced Spend Analytics, Sourcing, Supplier Management, Contract Lifecycle Management, Savings Tracking, and intelligent workflow capabilities. JAGGAER has pioneered spend solutions for over two decades and continues to lead the innovation curve by listening to customers and analyzing the market. Our solution suites are trusted by the world’s largest manufacturing, education, health care, retail, consumer package goods, logistics, construction, utilities companies and public service organizations.


About E&I:

E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) is the only member-owned, non-profit purchasing cooperative solely focused on serving education and related facilities. E&I delivers expertise, solutions, and services through a diverse portfolio of competitively solicited contracts and value-added services. By leveraging the knowledge and purchasing power of its nationwide membership, E&I helps higher education and K-12 institutions reduce costs, optimize supply chain efficiencies, and save time on the RFP process. The Cooperative’s member-driven competitive solicitation process has been validated by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) as complying with generally accepted procurement standards. For more information, please visit:

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