AEA Purchasing

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AEA Purchasing facilitates a voluntary purchasing program to help Iowa schools and other eligible entities save time and money. AEA Purchasing is an initiative of the Iowa Association of Area Education Agencies (IAAEA). Our goal is to combine the purchasing power of Iowa schools to offer aggressive pricing on materials, goods and services through a competitive bid process. AEA Purchasing is also a member of the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA), a multi-state non-profit organization of educational service agencies that works to leverage purchasing power to enable all schools and agencies, regardless of size, to purchase at equal buying levels.

Advantages of AEA Purchasing:

  • Competitive pricing
  • Dependable vendors
  • Order anytime year round
  • Frees valuable staff time
  • No membership fees
  • Advisory Committees determine best product/cost value

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Membership in AEPA -- Nationally Bid, Locally Awarded www.aepacoop.org

AEA Purchasing is a member of the national cooperative Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA).  Being a part of this unique group provides the following advantages to our eligible clients here in Iowa.  You can identify contracts from this group throughout our site with this logo at the bottom of each applicable vendor partner page.   

Advantages of AEA Purchasing being a member of AEPA:

  • A local agency in your state manages the contract
  • Avoid duplication and expense of bid process
  • Volume contracts based on 26 state participation
  • Attract and leverage national vendors
  • Save time and money

 

 

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About AEA Purchasing
AEA Purchasing facilitates a voluntary purchasing program to help Iowa schools and other eligible entities save time and money. AEA Purchasing is an initiative of the Iowa Association of Area Education Agencies (IAAEA). Our goal is to combine the purchasing power of Iowa schools to offer aggressive pricing on materials, goods and services through a competitive bid process. AEA Purchasing is also a member of the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA), a multi-state non-profit organization of educational service agencies that works to leverage purchasing power to enable all schools and agencies, regardless of size, to purchase at equal buying levels.

All Iowa AEAs are required to adhere to state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination in programs, activities and employment practices. For specific information, contact your AEA.
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