Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Back-to-School Recruitment with TinyEye Therapy Services

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 Therapy Services instead! They do the recruitment and therapist management for you, and their 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 Therapy Services and AEA Purchasing can best meet your needs, contact:

Tiny Eye Therapy Services
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

Thursday, June 16, 2022

June Program Highlights

Here's the latest in news from AEA Purchasing!

+New Contract for Network Vulnerability Testing
AEA Purchasing has recently awarded Martin Yarborough and Associates as our selected vendor to provide network vulnerability testing and other technology services. The firm specializes in:
• Cybersecurity Risk Assessments and Vulnerability Scanning
• Infrastructure Assessments and Strategic Planning
• Disaster Recovery Assessments and Planning
• Project Management

For more information, contact Laurie or visit the vendor's contract profile on our website.

+IASL Award Book Orders (2022-23)
Mark your calendars! The deadline to order the IASL Award Book sets is Aug 31! More details can be found here.

+Health & Special Needs Purchasing Program
Our Health & Special Needs program covers everything your school might need to keep your students, faculty, and staff healthy as well as support your special education efforts. For a list of vendor partners in this area as well as an outline of products under contract, click here!

Want to know more about our vendor partners and what they have available? Check out this month's Vendor Promotions folder! Special offers, flyers, and brochures are added throughout the month.

Follow us on social media to see what we are up to! You can find us on Twitter and Facebook!

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Classroom Supplies to Fit Every Budget

School Specialty has classroom and school office supplies to fit every budget!

With a full line of classroom products and supplies, School Specialty offers outstanding value: quality products at a contracted, discounted price.  Whether you are buying last minute items to finish out the year or looking to the fall to start strong, School Specialty has your school covered.

School Specialty offers classroom and office supplies from award-winning popular brands like Crayola, Post-it, Elmer's, Scotch and more! Plus, they offer their exclusive School Smart brand of supplies to help your budgets stretch even further.

Learn more about what's available under our contract by viewing the flyers below.

Friday, June 10, 2022

Health & Special Needs Program: 101

Our Health & Special Needs contracts cover everything your school might need to keep your students, faculty, and staff healthy as well as support your special education efforts.

Click on a vendor below to learn more about your opportunities to save.

Assistive Technology
Abilitations (School Specialty) 

First-Aid & Pharmacy
School Health
School Nurse Supply

Special Education Supplies
Abilitations (School Specialty)
Premier F+E (powered by Meteor)

Sports Medicine
School Health
School Nurse Supply
Sportime (School Specialty)

Therapy Services
Tiny Eye Therapy

Vision & Hearing Supplies
School Health
School Nurse Supply

Thursday, June 9, 2022

June Vendor Promos!

Have you checked out the latest info and specials from our vendor partners?
What are you waiting for? 

Check out our June vendor promotions today! Content is added throughout the month.

Monday, June 6, 2022

Vendor Feature: Staging Concepts

Staging Concepts, one of our newest vendor partners, designs and customizes staging solutions to perfectly meet the needs of your academic facility.  Staging Concepts specializes in building modular stages for theatres, auditoriums, and graduation ceremonies, as well as equipment for sports stadiums and arenas. 

Academic theatres, K-12 and collegiate sports venues, and higher learning facilities all demand durable and high-quality equipment for their venues, and Staging Concepts perfectly fulfills this need. 

Products covered under the contract (AEPA 022-F-IA Staging Solutions) include:
  • Seating Riser
  • ADA Ramps
  • Orchestra Pit Filler
  • Stage Extension
  • Guardrail, skirting, closure panels, and stair units
  • Performance Stage
  • Acoustical Orchestra Shell

For price quotes and/or additional information contact:

Staging Concepts
Tracy Meister
Contract AEPA 022-F-IA Staging Solutions