Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA)
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The Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA) is a nationwide group of educational organizations working collaboratively to save school districts time and money. AEPA has more than $500 million in annual protected purchases.

AEPA started with ten states in 2000 and has now grown to 25 states representing over 25 million students. Together we have hundreds of years of public sector purchasing experience.


Our mission is to cooperatively serve our agency memberships through a continuous effort to explore and solve present and future purchasing needs.  AEPA is working on your behalf to secure multi-state volume purchasing contracts that have benefits that are measurable, cost-effective and continuously exceed our membership’s expectations.


  • Leverage the purchasing power to benefit all schools regardless of size, with the ability to purchase at equal buying levels.
  • Combine the potential needs of all schools to create an incentive to vendors to offer the best price and the highest quality product in the country.
  • Stream line the bidding and purchasing process through a single locally and nationally recognized purchasing solicitation.
  • Provide a single contract that is available statewide with one cooperative agency identified to function as the statewide contract facilitator and representative.
  • Become the national purchasing option and solution for interested qualified customers and vendors.