Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Meal Transportation Equipment

This time of year seems to be busier than ever planning for summer feeding needs and looking into plans for the next school year.  Is your school looking for meal transportation equipment?

Together with Rapids Wholesale (our smallwares Prime Vendor), now seems to be the perfect time to highlight some of the meal transportation options available on the AEA Approved Market Basket, showcasing both the Cambro GoBox and the Metro MightyLite products for temperature-holding meal transportation with an ultra-light design and high strength-to-weight ratio. 

If you are interested in learning more about the ways our foodservice program can serve your school district, let's chat! Reach out to Meg today!

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Vendor Profile: Camcor

Camcor is an AEA Purchasing vendor partner participating in our Statewide Technology Buy.

Benefits of the contract include:
  • Catalog Discounts 
  • Volume based discounts
  • Free standard ground shipping for orders over $25
For information on how you can save on your next STEM/STEAM, computer and other tech purchases, consider Camcor! Connect with:

Carrie White
800-868-2462 x 155
Bid Reference: STB2022AEAPURCH

Happy saving!

Monday, May 16, 2022

Final Days for Our Summer Paper Buy!

Our Summer 2022 paper buy closes THIS Friday, May 20!
Get your order in today to avoid missing our deadline.

Complete information (including the order forms) is available online within the AEA Purchasing Marketplace. Once logged in, scroll down to the “Featured Suppliers” section (middle of page) and click on “Paper Buy”.

Order forms are available online only! 

Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to access the order form. There will be NO paper order forms delivered to schools.

Bid features include:
  • Wide variety of paper weights, colors, and sizes
  • Additional discounts for orders of 840 cartons of white or greater
  • Letter and catalog envelopes
*As a reminder, when you order using the AEA Purchasing contract, you are not only supporting local educational services, but also our economy. Our awarded vendor, The Paper Corporation, is an Iowa-based company proudly located in Des Moines!

Friday, May 13, 2022

Food Program Steering Committees Tour Martin Bros. Warehouse

It's a feel-good Friday today at AEA Purchasing! 

Our food program Steering Committees embarked on a new adventure this spring! Participating member schools were invited to collaborate with other committees in Cedar Falls, discuss and vote on new food items for the next school year, and wrapped up the day with a warehouse tour of Martin Bros. Distributing -- AEA Purchasing's "Prime Vendor" for food. 

This was a great experience to put on the books! Thank you to all that made this happen.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Vendor Profile: Capitol Electronics

By utilizing the evolution of technology, Capitol Electronics Inc. (CEI) helps to create safer communities and workspaces. 

CEI’s products are specific to security solutions. Their wireless and mobile GPS Panic Buttons with 2-second notifications can save lives by accelerating the arrival of first responders. Capable of using a variety of wireless and network-driven sensors, CEI provides a flexible solution to fit facilities of all sizes. With 1 press of a button, you are 2 seconds from help being on the way.

Along with their unique direct to radio capacity, CEI can layer and create customized combinations to send communication outputs through email, text, computer pop-ups, integrate into PA systems, access controls, cameras, and much more.

Additional solutions under contract include:

  • Non-contact thermal temperature scanners
  • Lightning suppression technology
  • Virus/pathogen eliminating technology
A contract price sheet is available upon request. Please email for contract pricing.

Interested in what Capitol Electronics has to offer? Contact:

Capitol Electronics
Wendy Justice
Bid Reference: #021