Monday, June 27, 2022

Vendor Profile: Daktronics

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

Contract benefits include competitively bid discounts based on size and type of project.

Bid Reference: AEA Purchasing/AEPA contract IFB 020-F

See what others have done! Check out Daktronics installations in Iowa here.

For more information on how you can save on your next digital video display from Daktronics, visit their profile page on our website or contact your dedicated sales rep.

Happy saving!

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Back-to-School Recruitment with TinyEye

The most common time of year for Special Education clinicians to change jobs is May/June. But they don’t need to tell you until right before the school year starts. Where does that leave you and your

Don’t wait for the headache of panicked back-to-school recruitment - choose TinyEYE instead! We do
the recruitment and therapist management for you, and our online therapists work as part of your
larger multi-disciplinary team. Reliable therapy that you can count on – download a free white paper
to learn more.

To start the conversation on how Tiny Eye and AEA Purchasing can best meet your needs, contact:

Tiny Eye Therapy
Brenda Selk-Lang
1-877-846-9393 x205
Bid reference: AEA Purchasing/AEPA 022-B

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Class is "In Session" for School Nutrition Professionals

Over 500 school nutrition professionals across Iowa are heading to food safety classes throughout June and July to ensure child nutrition program operations continue to maintain excellent food safety standards. 

The latest Center for Disease Control "Surveillance for Foodborne Disease Outbreaks - United States, 2017" identifies that in the year 2017, among the 761 foodborne disease outbreaks associated with food prepared at a single location, as reported, eight foodborne disease outbreaks (1 percent) were associated with schools.  366 foodborne disease outbreaks (48 percent) took place at a sit-down dining restaurant, 104 outbreaks (14 percent) occurred in a catering or banquet facility, 60 outbreaks (8 percent) occurred in a fast-food setting and 74 outbreaks (10 percent) occurred in a private home.  This report is available in the following citation:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Surveillance for Foodborne Disease Outbreaks, United States, 2017, Annual Report. Atlanta, Georgia: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, 2022

AEA Purchasing's Food program is proud to support school nutrition program operations with free food safety classes to ensure meals are both healthy and safe for Iowa students. For more information on our classes, contact Meg Brink.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Contract Profile: Midwest Computer Products

Midwest Computer Products, Inc. (MCP) has been a proud purchasing partner with AEA Purchasing for over 20 years, specializing in audio-visual products and solutions. 

Sales representatives are well versed in the technology needs of Iowa's education community and are available for onsite consultations. No job is too big or too small!


Whether it be for the design and installation of specialty rooms, collaborative learning spaces, digital signage or equipment upgrades, look to MCP as your trusted advisor for professional AV products and services for your school or district.

For more information on how AEA Purchasing and Midwest Computer Products can serve your school, contact:

Midwest Computer Products, Inc.
Sean Bolton

Friday, June 17, 2022

New Contract for Kitchen Equipment

Have you heard the news? AEA Purchasing now has a contract for institutional kitchen equipment! Competitively awarded following a formal bid process, in partnership with the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA), AEA Purchasing is proud to welcome Hubert to our vendor roster! 

On top of everyday low pricing on commercial kitchen equipment, Hubert provides industry-leading customer service, exclusive promotions, and best-in-class installation options. Hubert is here to help you find the right solutions for your kitchen, and provide the equipment services you need.

For product information, price quotes, or inquiries, contact the Hubert team at

Be sure to reference contract #AEPA IFB#022.5C Institutional Kitchen Equipment.

Quotes and product inquiries can also be directed to:

Karen Waldron
Equipment Specialist
800-543-7374 x 8858 or 276-970-0195 or