AEPA is a national cooperative of education purchasing professionals representing lead agencies in their respective states.
Currently, AEPA consists of 27 member states who craft contracts and bids competitively that are tailored to meet each state’s specific legal requirements. Awarded contracts are available statewide and facilitated by one cooperative member agency acting as the contract administrator. They will help you with any questions regarding the contract and provide any support documentation you need in order to purchase off the contract.
Please note that contracts are also available in non-member states through piggyback contract options. Download a complete member contact listing.
- Athletic Equipment and Supplies (4)
- Athletic Lighting (1)
- Athletic Surfaces (6)
- Career and Technical Education (1)
- Custodial Supplies (3)
- Digital Copiers (2)
- Digital Resources (1)
- Facility Mgmt Software (1)
- Furniture (4)
- LED Lighting (1)
- Maintenance, Repair & Operation (1)
- Metal Detectors (1)
- Office Supplies (1)
- Roofing (2)
- School & Instr. Supplies (4)
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For athletes and sport enthusiasts, AstroTurf has redefined the way the game is played. The company offers advanced, state-of-the-art, multi-sport and specialized synthetic turf systems with proprietary engineered technologies, leveraging the industry’s first vertically integrated manufacturing system. A growing number of high schools, colleges, professional sports teams and municipalities continue to select AstroTurf-branded products for their premium quality, technical superiority, and safety. We are proud to offer all of our products and services through our cooperative contract.
Youngstown State Softball-
St. John’s Baseball-
Central Missouri Football-
Best Plumbing Specialties is a MRO and plumbing specialties distributor. We are a family owned company and have been in business for over 56 years. We specialize in the internal plumbing repair parts and maintenance items. We have the ability to survey stock rooms for inventory control, as well as customized assortments @ no charge. We also have the ability to do seminars on fixtures and faucets for any manufacturer. We have a customer service team that specializes in the hard to find items as well as local sales representatives to service the facility. Our website can be customized with your facility’s fixtures and faucets.
Bid 2018.5 -Bid recommended for approval in April 2018. Contract and extensions possible through March 2022.
BioFit Engineered Products is an Ohio-based manufacturer of U.S. Green Building Council LEED® compliant ergonomic lab chairs & stools, GREENGUARD® certified cafeteria & mobile folding tables, and specialty products for healthcare, office, laboratory, clean room/ESD/high tech, educational, industrial, and hospitality setting, and for custom needs and environments. BioFit seating meets CA 117.
Supplying quality art materials since 1911, Blick Art Materials is the oldest and largest art supply specialist in the US. As an AEPA vendor partner, we are pleased to offer The Blick Advantage to its members:
- Best Selection We know that being creative often requires materials that are difficult to find. That’s why Blick stocks more than 80,000 products in its warehouse, and offers nearly 15,000 factory-direct items and more than 8,000 Blick and Utrecht brand items.
- Best Availability Our massive inventory means we should always have what you need in stock. If we don’t, that’s our fault, not yours. That’s why we do something virtually none of our competitors do — we NEVER cancel a backorder unless you ask us to, and when we receive your backordered item, we ship it out immediately — at NO additional cost to you.
- Blick Ships Quick Most orders are processed within 24 hours. Blick’s reputation for industry-leading shipping times means you’ll get your order FAST!
- Best Service & Knowledge We have real people available to answer your questions 24/7. Hundreds of Blick videos are also posted on DickBlick.com and YouTube.com, including video lesson plans for art educators and product demonstrations for artists.
Look to Blick for the following art supplies categories and more: Adhesives, airbrushing, art room furniture & lighting, books & Media, brushes, canvas, crafts, cutting tools, display & presentation, drawing materials, easels, framing, graphic arts, paints, papers & boards, printmaking, sculpture & ceramics, storage and textile arts.
Busch Systems has been passionately delivering recycling and waste solutions for over 30 years and is the number one rated brand in the industry according to TrustPilot. With a comprehensive offering of customizable recycling & waste containers, and with the addition of the Waste Diversion Consultation team, Busch Systems is committed to providing solutions designed to meet the comprehensive needs of Members’ and end users’ collection programs.
CDW is a leading provider of technology solutions for business, government, education and healthcare. With a balanced portfolio of 250,000 small-, medium- and large-sized customers, CDW generated net sales of $10.1 billion in 2012, and employs more than 6,800 coworkers in 25 locations across the U.S. and Canada.
Daktronics, based in Brookings, South Dakota, is a world leader of informing and entertaining people through dynamic audio-visual communication systems. Daktronics designs, manufacturers, builds and installs scoreboards, video displays, electronic message centers, pool timing systems, outdoor stadium sound systems, and rigging for arenas and theatres.
Facility Solutions Group is a leading single-source provider of lighting, electrical, energy, signage, and technology solutions, operating across all fifty States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
FieldTurf was developed and engineered for athletes, by athletes. The company that changed the way athletes view “artificial turf”. Before FieldTurf, natural grass was considered by many to be the best solution for sports fields around the world – even though it required constant maintenance and could not withstand heavy use. FieldTurf changed the industry perfecting the long pile, in-filled artificial turf product To date, FieldTurf has over 7,000 installations worldwide.
• Pre-determined, preferential pricing
• Eliminate duplication and expense of bid process
• Turn-key process
• Expedite the purchase/installation of sport surface
• Obtain the products you want at a competitive price
Hellas Construction, Inc. was established in 2003 and has grown to be one of the largest sports construction contractors in the United States. While specializing in the general construction of sports facilities and synthetic surfaces, Hellas also champions innovative artificial turf manufacturing, base construction, field, track and tennis planning, installation and maintenance.
Hellas manufactures its own products at its American factories using only the highest-quality raw materials for its playing surfaces. The only sports construction firm to offer all manufacturing, design and construction services in a one-stop-shop, Hellas applies its innovative delivery method to all its projects.
Hillyard is an 111 year old company based in St. Joseph, MO. We have an long successful history of being one of the industry’s most trusted resources. We are a vertically integrated chemical manufacturer and distributor, which allows our customers unique access. At Hillyard, we go way beyond simply selling our customers products and we strive to make an impact on their overall cleaning program. Hillyard is the focused on the best overall solution for customers wanting clean, safe, and healthy facilities at the lowest total cost. We follow a unique process-driven philosophy in which we evaluate our customer’s cleaning programs and help them implement industry backed best cleaning practices. We train our customer’s staff to those processes and provide them management tools to get results. We stay invested in our customer’s success by continuously providing the ability to manage quality. We will earn the right to be your cleaning resource.
Konica Minolta leads the way in bringing innovative digital workflow solutions, products and services to educational entities, from K-12 Public to Private schools and Higher Education Institutions. Our offerings provide the technology to address the many needs facing the education community today. Whether it’s finding ways to cut costs, enhance learning opportunities, improve document management, or support IT infrastructure and initiatives, Konica Minolta provides solutions that empower students and educators.
Our offerings include; Multi-Function Printers, Production Print and Wide Format Products and Solutions, Managed Print Services, Electronic Content Management Solutions, IT services, Specialty Products such as 3D printers, Interactive Classroom Technology, Visitor Management Security Solutions and Application Software Solutions.
For 100 years, Schutt has created innovative and protective equipment for athletes around the world. Schutt Sports has been manufacturing and supplying football protective equipment to public education and private entities since 1935.
Schutt Sports began producing football helmets in 1987, and has been a leader in the industry since. Schutt Sports builds gear for players and is committed to developing the most innovative and technologically advanced gear in sports.
Kyocera offers an award winning line of copier and multi-functional print devices through the AEPA contract. By using this program, excellent discounts can be achieved while at the same time eliminating the need for competitive bidding. This approach saves time, money and important resources.
Mackin Educational Resources provides high-quality library and classroom materials for PK-12 schools and public libraries around the world, including books, ebooks, DVDs, audio books, educational software, online databases and more. Mackin.com has the largest age-appropriate database of titles in the country, in addition to providing free collection analysis and collection development services.
Midwest Technology Products is an AEPA vendor partner specializing in the resell of industrial arts, vocation and technology equipment for your curriculum needs.
MNJ Technologies Direct is a direct solution provider of business grade computer hardware and software technology products. It is our intention to help make the product selection and procurement process more efficient and cost effective. Our account managers are dedicated to enhancing the overall customer experience and will work directly with the customer to help find the right products and services to meet their needs.
National Business Furniture was founded in 1975 with the mission to improve every workplace. From primary education to corporate learning, we offer a huge selection of educational furniture in a wide range of categories. We put quality furniture at the forefront of our business while providing unparalleled service both during and after the sale. Our team of furniture experts are available to help you find the furniture that will fit your space and your budget. Plus, we have hundreds of products that ship today, all covered by our exclusive Lifetime Guarantee.
Bio – BEAM CLAY® is the brand of infield materials that have been recognized as the standard of excellence for baseball and softball infields for many years. We have supplied over 150 Major and Minor League Baseball teams across the country. The NY Yankees, for instance, have played on BEAM CLAY®, as it has evolved over the years, since 1952 and the infield at the new Yankee Stadium is BEAM CLAY® Baseball Diamond Mix – Pro Premium. In addition, we supply hundreds other products used on sports fields from bases to windscreens, so that we can provide you with the best value and products, depending upon your level of maintenance, location, climate, and budget – to truly be “Your One-Stop Source for America’s Baseball and Sports Surfaces & Supplies!”
Our experience tells us that the best way to educate students and prepare them for college and careers is to provide socially interactive, learner-centric environments where they can exchange and test ideas, work with others, and lead open-ended projects. We know it’s more than just content acquisition – it’s helping students develop perseverance, collaboration skills, and a growth mind-set.
This experience is rooted in and supported by research-based, future-relevant learning frameworks that form the foundation of our products and curriculum. We integrate the tenants of these frameworks into our development process to ensure we provide the resources schools need to help students develop the transferable skills required for success in life in an ever-changing world.
Progressive Roofing has been in the roofing business for over 35 years. We are a trained/certified applicator in all roofing systems. We provide all types of roofing services (repairs, maintenance, restoration, re-roof, coating, roofing analysis, waterproofing)
Quill is an AEPA vendor partner that provides everyday low prices on the key essentials for your school district or organization in the following categories:
- School & Instructional Supplies
- Office Supplies
- Kitchen Supplies
- Custodial Supplies
School Health is a national, full-service provider of health supplies and services. We serve health professionals in educational settings from pre-school to college. We collaborate with customers and are an advocate for the health and wellness of those entrusted in their care. We have solutions and products in the Health Services, Special Education, Sports Medicine, PE Equipment and Early Childhood segments to make our customers’ jobs easier with a superior product selection, personalized service, insightful content, cost-effective solutions and easy interactions. With an emphasis on Health & Safety, Emergency Products such as defibrillators and stop the bleed kits, Medical, Surgical and First Aid Related Equipment, Supplies, Accessories and Services, School Health carries over 23,000 active products within our database and access to over a ½ million products from our supplier partners. Our partners consist of over 1,200+ suppliers and 15 strategic partner suppliers. Through our partner relationships, we have access to many additional resources including thousands of sales representatives in the field, giving School Health tremendous exposure and support to members.
Athletic Equipment and Health Supplies
VALUE. SELECTION. SERVICE. QUALITY.
With more than over 400 new items of well-known brands such as SPARK aligned equipment, as well as a large and respected selection of proprietary brands, School Specialty has all of your athletics equipment & supplies needs covered.
Bid 2018.5 – Bid recommended for approval April 2018. Contract and extensions possible through March 2022.
FURNITURE FOR 21ST CENTURY LEARNING
Classroom Select furniture has you covered for any area in your school – from classrooms and labs to cafeterias and offices. Designed to be as affordable as it is durable, it’s built to help engage students while appealing to budget conscious administrators.
VALUE. SELECTION. SERVICE. QUALITY.
With more than 40,000 classroom and school essentials consisting of well-known brands such as Crayola and 3M, as well as a large and respected selection of proprietary brands, School Specialty Education Essentials has all of your basic school and classroom needs covered.
School Specialty also offers these fine brands under your Instructional Supplies contract. Please visit http://www.schoolspecialty.com for more information.
Early Childhood classroom product and furniture solutions that inspire life-long learner.
An expansive array of art supplies, ideas and support.
Special products and solutions to help ensure success for students with special needs
Every day savings on your everyday supplies
Schooldude is the nations #1 provider of web-native family management tools designed exclusively for the unique needs of educational institutions. Work order system, preventative maintenance, inventory management, facility scheduling are just a few solutions available.
Bid 2016 – Bid recommended for approval in Decemeber 2015. Contract and extensions possible through March 2020.
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Shaw Industries is a full flooring provider to the residential and commercial markets. Shaw supplies carpet, hardwood, laminate, resilient, and tile/stone flooring products, as well as synthetic turf. Shaw Sports Turf is one of the leading synthetic turf companies in North America and has represented quality and innovation for more than two decades with over 2,000 successful installations, including an impressive list of high-profile field installations.
Bid 2016 – Bid recommended for approval in December 2015. Contract and extensions possible throught March 2020.
SICO America Inc. and its education division are engaged in the business of selling furniture of various types and other ancillary products to K-12 public schools and other public entities across all 50 United States.
For over 60 years, SICO has been a leading, worldwide manufacturer of mobile folding products to help public agencies maximize the efficient use of their space. From our full line of mobile folding tables, to our portable folding leg tables and easy to use mobile folding stages, we offer a host of innovative products that offer the same ingenuity and quality that so many of our customers have come to expect from SICO. With such a diverse family of products, SICO can fulfill the needs of any facility.
Our presence in the global marketplace speaks for itself. SICO has become a global leader of portable product solutions that optimize the use of space. SICO prides itself in delivering products that last the test of time while continuing a strong tradition of providing superior customer service. We are on the high end of quality, while our niche is products which allow spaces to be multi-purpose.