School Specialty and AEPA



This year, one provider has the answers you need.

No Need to Bid – Utilize Your AEPA Contract

Looking for the right partner to meet the unique issues of this year’s purchasing cycle? Look no further than your purchasing cooperative contract with School Specialty. We deliver the best overall value on all your needs from supplies to furniture. As you save, you also add to your future rebate — bid contracts can’t give you that. And you get it all through a legal contractual vehicle.

Q: Is it impractical for you this year to solicit and entertain bids?
A: Our products are covered under your current contract and can be procured with confidence under your agreement.

Q: Do you face challenges rounding up multiple quotes for furniture?
A: Your contract includes furniture and is a legal purchasing vehicle. Email your representative and we’ll provide your contracted price, quantity discounts — whatever suits your situation.

Q: Is it hard to compile a supply order with your faculty off-site?
A: To get you started, we’ve created a Back to School shopping list of the items you purchased last year. You can replicate last year’s orders or review them as a timesaving starting point to make your new list.

Q: Do you want a reliable way to prepare now for Back to School?
A: Shop with School Specialty now to secure all you need for fall. Say the word, and we’ll pack and hold your orders for the delivery date you choose. We can also provide July 1st billing for orders placed before July 1st and pack those orders for future shipment.

NEW AEPA Preferred Pricing Program

As an AEPA member, you can now take advantage of no-bid contracted pricing on hundreds of products in categories such as Art, Science, Special Needs, Early Childhood and Loose Furniture. These items have been deeply discounted through our AEPA School Supplies contract that allows you to take advantage of these prices without going out to bid. Click "Learn More" to see the complete program or go directly to your area of interest with the blue buttons below. REMEMBER: Login to see your special discounted pricing.

Get everything your school or district needs, all while saving time and money.


School and instructional Supplies
(contract #IFB019-E)

  • 35% off list price on supply items
  • 12% off list price on individual furniture items
  • FREE shipping on parcel shipped items over $49 (pricing policy 9)
  • FREE shipping on non-parcel shipped items (pricing policy 6)
  • $5 Minimum or 12% of net subtotal items (pricing policy 5)

Categories covered:

  • Art
  • Supplies
  • Science (STEM/STEAM)
  • Physical Education
  • Learning Environments
  • Special Needs
  • Early Childhood
  • Safety and Security
  • Instruction and Intervention

Athletic Equipment and Supplies
(contract #IFB018-C)

  • 35% off list price on supply items
  • 12% off list price on individual furniture items
  • FREE shipping on parcel shipped items over $49 (pricing policy 9)
  • FREE shipping on non-parcel shipped items (pricing policy 6)
  • $5 Minimum or 12% of net subtotal items (pricing policy 5)

Furniture
(contract #IFB018-D)

  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Casework
  • Classroom
  • Early Childhood Classrooms
  • Higher Ed
  • Lecture Halls
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Media/Technology
  • Music/Theater
  • Office
  • Outdoor/Playgrounds
  • Storage


NEW! 1% Rebate on All Online Orders

School Specialty offers a special 1% rebate to all districts that place electronic orders through our website for the length of the contract. District rebates go directly to the purchasing district at the end of the calendar year. The rebate is calculated on the net invoice amount of product only, less shipping and other charges. Imagine all the things you can do with a 1% rebate on your School Specialty orders!

NEW! AEPA Contract Value-Added Items:

  • Teacher Requisition form of high usage items at contracted pricing
  • Professional Development offerings all covered under your contract:
    • STEM/STEAM
    • Makerspace
    • Physical Education and Nutrition
    • Art Workshops
    • Special Needs and Inclusion
    • Social Emotional Learning
    • Safety and Security
    • Threat Awareness and Mental Health
    • Collaborative Learning Environments
    • Don’t see what you’re looking for?  Contact our PD department to customize your learning opportunity. Don’t forget to mention AEPA contract #IFB019-E for your BEST pricing!
  • Instruction and Intervention
    • School Specialty offers Coach, Wordly Wise, SPIRE and other Instruction and Intervention products under your AEPA contract. These products are offered at net price—no additional discounts apply.