Monday, December 19, 2022

Martin Yarborough -- Network Vulnerability Testing

AEA Purchasing is happy to announce our newly awarded partnership with Martin Yarborough and Associates

Awarded via a competitive RFP process, Martin Yarborough and Associates is now an option for Iowa schools that are looking for network vulnerability scanning and other related technology services. The company has been providing these services to educational institutions since 2008. They provide a Greenbone CENO appliance to client districts and perform monthly vulnerability scans of the entire network environment.

Both AEA Purchasing and Martin Yarborough look forward to working with your district in helping to secure your technology and protecting your network from ransomware and other security concerns.

View this 1-pager that introduces the services available to you under our contract (NVT2022AEAPURCH).

Please feel free to contact AEA Purchasing or Martin Yarborough with additional questions.

Martin Yarborough
Principal Consultant
+1 (817) 241-4777
8451 Deerwood Forest Drive Fort Worth, TX 76126
Bid Reference: NVT2022AEAPURCH

Thursday, December 15, 2022

December Highlights from AEA Purchasing

Here's an update on items of interest from AEA Purchasing.  Please share!

+Winter 2022 Paper Buy
Our Winter 2022 Paper Buy is open! Point your browser to our paper buy page for up-to-date information. Orders are due to The Paper Corporation by January 13, 2023.

+IASL Book Awards
Important dates! Order forms will be available during the week of Jan. 9, 2023. (Electronic or paper form is determined by your AEA's Media Director.). To be guaranteed to receive posters with your purchase, please place your order by March 31, 2023. All orders are due by August 31, 2023. If your AEA is subsidizing sets, please submit orders as soon as possible to assure timely delivery and invoicing before fiscal year-end. Contact your AEA Media Director if you have questions regarding the number of sets and the deadlines for delivery for subsidized orders.

+Steering Committee Meetings
The AEA Purchasing Food Team recently held its Fall Steering Committee Meetings. Steering Committee members from schools in all 4 quadrants of the state reviewed newly added market basket products, discussed options for New Item Shows, and shared input for our Back to School Spirit Show presentations. If you are interested in becoming a member of our Steering Committees, reach out to Barb Adams, at

+Digital Distractions in the Classroom
Are digital distractions defeating instruction in your school? Deledao and AEA Purchasing can help. Learn more here.

+Vendor Promotions
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.

Friday, December 9, 2022

December Vendor Promos!

Have you checked out the latest info and specials from our vendor partners?

What are you waiting for? 

Check out our December vendor promotions today! 

Content is added throughout the month.

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Are Digital Distractions Defeating Instruction in Your School?

According to a 2022 The EdWeek Research Center survey, digital distractions are the #1 obstacle to student performance in digital learning environments — with distracting games at the top of the list. Developed in the 1990s, the internet filtering technology used by most schools wasn't designed to manage dynamic internet content typical of today's web.

The Deledao InstantAI™ technology sees internet content as a human, removing digital distractions and helping teachers keep students on task and on target for academic success.

Give digital classrooms back to your teachers with Deledao! Discover how.

To start a conversation specific to your needs, contact:

Deledao Education
Kevin Kuckkan

*Iowa schools can save money on Deledao services thanks to our cooperative purchasing contract. For contract pricing, please request a quote using bid #AEPA021-G.

Monday, December 5, 2022

Contract Feature: Demco

Demco is an awarded AEA Purchasing vendor with deep roots in learning communities around the world, from hometown schools to global institutions. After nearly 120 years of service, they've developed an unmatched understanding of what educators need, offering:
An extensive selection of furniture to meet your needs in all areas
An award-winning space design team specializing in effective, engaging learning environments
Turnkey project management and top-tier installation services
Support from a dedicated salesperson who can facilitate key conversations
No tedious bid process to meet district requirements
A showroom you can explore in person or virtually

Demco looks forward to connecting and helping you make the most of what they have to offer.  
For more information contact: 

Lynne Gruneberg 
Bid # C10903
(608) 242-2374

Visit Demco's profile page on the AEA Purchasing website or click here to view a contract flyer.