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E&I Cooperative Services Makes Gordian and Sightlines Solutions Available to Members

September 28, 2016

Greenville, SC- Gordian, the leading provider of data, software and expertise for all stages of the construction lifecycle, announced today an agreement with E&I Cooperative Services, the not-for-profit member-owned buying cooperative serving the educational community and related institutions. The agreement provides a direct route for E&I members to access Gordian data and services – including solutions from Sightlines, a Gordian company, and the leader in facilities intelligence and analysis for higher education institutions. Gordian’s suite of services controls costs and drives efficiency in facility and infrastructure planning, design, procurement, construction and operations.
“The partnership with E&I Cooperative Services provides quick and easy access to Gordian’s proven suite of products and services to those in the higher education community,” said William Pollak, Gordian CEO. “Our robust cost data, software and expertise has been helping facility owners and operators for decades, and E&I members will benefit from our efficiency and acumen from facility planning through operations.”

This competitively awarded contract delivers Gordian’s full line of Job Order Contracting construction procurement solutions, as well as its Change Order Management and Maintenance, Repair and Operations solutions to E&I’s nearly 4,000 members nationwide. Members can also access higher education facilities intelligence, benchmarking and analysis solutions from Sightlines.

“This agreement with E&I Cooperative Services means colleges and universities that are E&I members can obtain quick and easy access to purchase our services through a cooperative purchasing method,” said Mark Schiff, president of Sightlines.

Sightlines’ flagship offering is ROPA+, a fully integrated solution for facilities intelligence that leads higher education institutions through a comprehensive process of facilities benchmarking and analysis. Sightlines’ building portfolio solutions are also offered under the contract with E&I, which provides college executives with insights to assist with capital planning and space management initiatives.

“Our members have expressed a significant interest in Job Order Contracting services in terms of managing both data and costs associated with construction and renovation projects,” said Tom Fitzgerald, E&I CEO. “Gordian, together with Sightlines, offers the innovative solutions and expertise to help us respond to those needs at a time when resources are stretched thinner than ever before. We’re excited about this addition to our contract portfolio and the benefits available to our members.”

The contract is effective through Sept. 15, 2019. Membership in E&I is free to higher education institutions. For more information about how to join the cooperative, please click here.

About Gordian 
Gordian is a pioneer of Job Order Contracting and leader in construction data, software and services for the construction lifecycle. From planning to procurement to maintenance and operations, Gordian’s expanding portfolio of solutions includes the RSMeans data products and services, as well as the Sightlines facility benchmarking and analysis solutions. Gordian serves clients from every sector by providing efficient and effective solutions that maximize efficiency, optimize cost savings and increase quality across the entire construction lifecycle.

About Sightlines
Founded in 2000, Sightlines, a Gordian company, gives colleges and universities the independent data and perspective they need to make critical decisions about their most valuable assets – their facilities. Sightlines stewards the industry’s most extensive verified database, allowing more than 450 institutions across the U.S. and Canada to benchmark an institution’s facilities against universities and colleges across the nation. Sightlines’ flagship offering for members is ROPA+, a fully integrated solution for facilities intelligence that leads members through a comprehensive process of facilities benchmarking and analysis. Other Sightlines solutions provide higher ed executives with insights to assist with capital planning, space management and campus sustainability initiatives. For more information, please call 203.682.4952, go to http://www.sightlines.com or email [email protected].

About E&I
E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) is the member-owned, not-for-profit sourcing cooperative delivering expertise, solutions and services to higher education and related institutions. E&I provides members with access to a diverse portfolio of competitively awarded contracts, electronic procurement platforms and consulting services to help them source effectively. By leveraging the knowledge and expertise of nearly 4,000 member institutions, E&I helps members reduce costs and optimize supply chain efficiencies. The Cooperative’s member-driven competitive solicitation process has been validated by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) as being in compliance with generally accepted public procurement standards. For more information, please visit:www.eandi.org.