The Minnesota Service Cooperatives are a member of the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA). AEPA is made up of purchasing agents from cooperatives in 23 different states. We work together to write the best possible bid solicitations, coordinated by AEPA, resulting in buying power and better prices for members.
AEPA is unique in that each purchasing contract is awarded separately in each member state, in accordance with local bidding laws. The benefit is state-specific bid protection and lower cost of ownership for school districts. Contracts completed through the AEPA process are noted on the vendor pages.