Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies
The Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA) is a multi-state non-profit organization made up of Educational Service Agencies / political subdivisions organized through a Memorandum of Understanding between all participating states. AEPA is a true “cooperative” who serves to leverage purchasing power to benefit all schools and agencies, regardless of size, with the ability to purchase at equal buying levels.
Advantages of AEPA
- A local agency in your state manages the contract.
AEPA contracts are bid competitively and tailored to meet each member state’s specific legal requirements.
- Avoid duplication and expense of bid process.
With shrinking budgets and fewer resources, school districts and public agencies are looking to AEPA more than ever to meet their purchasing requirements. Collaborative purchasing expertise insures that our contracts are legal, safe and bid law compliant.
- Volume contracts based on 26 state participation.
AEPA is a national cooperative of education purchasing professionals representing lead agencies in their respective states. Each contract is available statewide and is facilitated by one cooperative member agency.
- Attract and leverage national vendors.
Combining the needs of 25 million students provides an incentive to vendors to offer AEPA their best price and the highest quality products.
- Save time and money.
AEPA contracts are designed to protect buyers and are guaranteed to save you time and money.