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AEA Purchasing

Welcome to AEA Purchasing

AEA Purchasing facilitates a voluntary purchasing program to help Iowa schools and other eligible entities save time and money. 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.

$11 million

The estimated amount that schools saved in 2022-23 as a result of AEA Purchasing's programs.

Winter Paper Buy!

Our winter paper buy is going on now. Place your order before January 12, 2024 and save!

Program Spotlight

School Management

Our School Management program offers discounts on products and services that help evaluate, streamline and manage your workflow processes, communications and increase facility security. Contracts include digital wellness and security solutions, facility management software, network vulnerability testing, and more.

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Vendor of the Week


​Daktronics designs, manufactures, builds, and installs scoreboards, video displays, electronic message centers, pool timing systems, indoor and outdoor sound systems, and rigging.

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