IAESC Procurement - The Indiana Approved Educational Shopping Cooperative Purchasing Program expands the buying power of its member school corporations. Created in 1999, IAESC Procurement was the first e-procurement system in Indiana and sponsored by the Wilson Education Center. Wilson Education Center has been doing statewide cooperative purchasing designed for K-12 schools since 1977. All bids are published and awarded in Indiana by the Governing Board. Prior to going electronic, the Wilson Education Center compiled the data and produced catalogs that were shipped to the Education Service Centers for distribution to its members. So, if you remember the different colored catalogs, your school corporation truly has been participating with IAESC Procurement since 1977!
Top Reasons to choose IAESC Procurement:
1. Satisfaction of knowing the bidding process meets all required bidding laws
2. The Wilson Education Center is audited by the Indiana State Board of Accounts
3. FREE web-based program with unlimited users (no fees)
4. Confident that you are purchasing through a safe and controlled environment
5. Approval process that is simple, keeps you in control and fits your needs
6. Full accounting package integration (RDS, Komputrol and Skyward)
7. Access to a vendors' entire product line with discounted pricing for IAESC Procurement customers
8. Participation in AEPA - the 29 state buying consortium which includes all 21 states piggy backing with contracts from Quill, CDW-G and many more.
9. FREE training - on site and web-based
10. Excellent Customer Service
11. Volume purchasing means lower costs for essential products (accomplished statewide through the IAESC Procurement program, GovPro and on a multi-state basis through AEPA)
12. NO MANDATE to use one procurement system over another (supporting document available)
13. Access to 35+ product categories and over 70+ vendors
IAESC Procurement Customer Service is divided into four territories within Indiana: Southeast, Southwest, Northeast, and Northwest. The following information will help you make the most of our services.
The Southeast Procurement Specialist is Benita Fischer. She can be reached at 800-326-5467 Extension 211. Counties in the Southeast territory are: Bartholomew, Brown, Clark, Dearborn, Decatur, Delaware, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Hancock, Harrison, Henry, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Madison, Ohio, Randolph, Ripley, Rush, Scott, Shelby, Switzerland, Union, Washington and Wayne.
The Southwest Procurement Specialist is Nathan Clover. She can be reached at 800-326-5467 Extension 212. Counties in the Southwest territory are: Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Green, Hendricks, Knox, Lawrence, Martin, Montgomery, Monroe, Morgan, Orange, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Putnam, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo and Warrick.
The Northwest Procurement Specialists are Jimmy Tyler/Nathan Clover. They can be reached at 800-326-5467 Extension 203 or 212. Counties in the Northwest territory are: Benton, Boone, Cass, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Fulton, Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Marion, Marshall, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, St. Joseph, Starke, Tippecanoe, Warren and White.
The Northeast Procurement Specialist is Jimmy Tyler. He can be reached at 800-326-5467 Extension 203. Counties in the Northeast territory are: Adams, Allen, Blackford, DeKalb, Elkhart, Grant, Hamilton, Howard, Huntington, Jay, Kosciusko, Lagrange, Miami, Noble, Steuben, Tipton, Wabash, Wells, Whitley.
IAESC Procurement Training
Trainings (both on site and via webinar) can be scheduled upon request. Simply contact your Procurement Specialist to establish a date and time.