FAQs

The Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA) is a multi-state non-profit organization made up of Educational Service Agencies / political subdivisions organized through a Memorandum of Understanding between all participating states. We are a true “cooperative” who serves to leverage purchasing power to benefit all schools and agencies, regardless of size, with the ability to purchase at equal buying levels.

Kentucky has been a member of AEPA since 2001 with the lead agency being the Green River Regional Educational Cooperative. GRREC works closely with: CKEC, KEDC, KVEC, NKCES, OVEC, SESC and WKEC to save their members thousands of dollars each year.

YES! Simply contact the sales representative listed on the vendor profile and let them know you are a member of the Kentucky AEPA group. You can also make purchases in our Online Marketplace.

You can make purchases in the Online Marketplace and be assured you are receiving the discounted pricing. We have worked directly with the suppliers to ensure that the contract pricing is in place and that all purchases are given the discounted pricing.

Orders can be placed by either Purchase Order or by using a Credit Card as payment.
I need to return an item I have purchased or need warranty support – who should I contact?
The sales representative from the supplier you made the purchase will be able to help with any returns or warranty questions. If you are having any trouble with the return or warranty support – please contact Ann Burden at GRREC at270-563-2113 or ann.burden@grrec.ky.gov.
Don’t just take our word on it – here is what Amanda Deweese, Director of Finance for Simpson County Schools had to say about how AEPA has saved them over $15,000 in the last year:
“By utilizing the AEPA bids, Simpson County Schools has observed significant financial savings over district bids while reinvesting in GRREC to provide additional services to our students and staff. AEPA’s “nationally bid, locally awarded” contracts eliminate the “in-house” bidding process, offer superior pricing, and satisfy Kentucky bid laws. As budgets decline and responsibilities and state reporting requirements increase, AEPA bids give our Districts the opportunity to truly do more with less! “

For information on any AEPA contract, contact Ann Burden at GRREC at 270-563-2113 or ann.burden@grrec.org.