Midwest Technology Products

Midwest Technology Products has a 600 page catalog that showcases more than 10,000 products from over 400 vendors. Their dedicated, family-owned business has been committed to providing the highest quality products paired with exceptional customer service since 1909. Midwest Technology Products has tools for the next generation of designers and fabricators. Midwest is your source for durable, industrial-grade equipment, tools, and supplies for your shop or lab. Partnering with educators to prepare the workforce of tomorrow by providing innovative resources of uncompromising value – Midwest is here to help you.

Midwest Technology Products offers: Abrasives, Arts and Crafts, Automotive, Building Trades, Career & Tech Ed, Drafting, Electrical, Foundry, Furniture and Storage, Hand tools, Hardware, Metalworking, Power tools, Safety, Small Engine, STEM, Welding, Woodworking, and VO-AG.

Contract Highlights:

  • Save time: place your order without first needing to get several quotes
  • Save Money: Receive an immediate 10% discount off regular price
  • Save even more money: Receive FREE shipping on orders over $50

Contact your dedicated Account Manager

Sarah Cruz
Account Manager
712-224-7120
scruz@midwesttechnology.com

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Pitsco

Pitsco Education is the leading provider of K-12 STEM solutions. Pitsco’s various products, activities, curricula, and program solutions promote relevant and engaging learning experiences and continued classroom success. From classroom and district level programs to individual activities, whether you’re looking for robotics, coding, dragsters, drafting supplies, STEM, or online testing, Pitsco Education has got you covered.

Pitsco products span the following categories:

  • Robotics
  • Coding
  • Aerospace
  • Drafting & supplies
  • Dragsters
  • Elementary STEM
  • Engineering
  • Furniture & Storage
  • Makerspace
  • Physical Science
  • Robotics
  • Structures
  • Sustainable Energy

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Preston Frazier
Illinois Sales
800-835-0686 Ext. 4559
pfrazier@pitsco.com

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School Specialty: Instructional & School Supplies

School Specialty is much more than product brands you know well, like Sax, Childcraft, Frey, Sportime, Abilitations, and EPS. The company is your partner in problem- solving. Working with you, collaboratively, they look at the long game, integrating all brands and their products, services, and solutions to help you engage your students and make an impact with them. They have spent years focused on this, and this alone, to be your ultimate education partner. Only School Specialty combines an unmatched depth of knowledge plus this unequaled range of offering to create places where students can thrive.

The 21st Century Safe School

The goal of the idea is simple. The 21st Century Safe School aids district performance in all ways:  student outcomes, teacher satisfaction, and retention and community relationships.

Doing this rests on how expertise and products create transformative learning environments, rooted in the best practices of social-emotional learning, that help teachers teach and students learn.

Contract Highlights:

School Specialty has negotiated strategic, value-added items and services to create the ILTPP/AEPA contract.

  • 35% Off List Price on Supply items
    • FREE Shipping on Parcel Shipped Orders over $49
  • 12% Off List Price on Furniture items
    • FREE Shipping on all Truck Shipped Orders
  • A Market Basket of Deeply Discounted Everyday Items
  • 1% Rebate Back to YOUR District on ALL Online Orders
  • Freight Terms
    • Free shipping over $49 on 9 prefix items
    • 12% on 5 prefix items
    • Free shipping on 6 prefix items

Online Ordering Benefits

  • School Specialty offers a special 1% rebate to all districts who place electronic orders through the School Specialty website for the length of the contract. District rebates are paid annually each calendar year, directly to the purchas­ing district. The rebate is calculated on the net invoice amount of product only, less shipping and other charges.

Additional Discounted Items

  • In addition to the AEPA market basket, School Specialty has the ability to offer 500+ additional deeply discounted items to a district. This will allow School Specialty to customize pricing around unique usage items within a specific district to offer customized pricing.

Professional Development

  • School Specialty presented Professional Development opportunities can be designed to meet the specific needs of the district.
  • PD offerings include:
    • Customer Specified PD Day (PE, Art, Special Needs, STEM/STEAM – Contact your SSI Strategic Account Manager for available options)
    • Customer Specified PD Half Day
    • 21st Century Safe Schools: Creative Space Design for Project-Based Learning
    • 21st Century Safe Schools: Integrating Technology into a Physical Education Environment
    • 21st Century Safe Schools: STEM Integration & Environments
    • Web-based training also available

21st Century Safe School — Safety & Security

  • The key building blocks of 21st Century Safe School – products, services, and expertise, including professional development – are already encompassed in the scope of our existing AEPA contracts. School Specialty and SSI Guardian can bundle these approved components together to offer a complete, turn-key solution based on a joint level of discovery and assessment.

Instruction & Intervention

  • School Specialty offers products from Educators Publishing Service (EPS) and Triumph Learning (TL) as net priced items under the AEPA contract.

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Belkys Quintana
Director of Business Development
786-314-8017
belkys.quintana@schoolspecialty.com

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Mackin Educational Resources

For more than 35 years, Mackin Educational Resources has provided library and classroom materials for grades PK-12. With over 18,000+ publishers, Mackin’s catalog consists of more than 3 million titles in print, and nearly 3 million digital titles and formats. Mackin knows and understands the important balance of technology and physical products in today’s schools.

To help you on the digital front, Mackin created MackinVIA™ digital platform to help integrate the use of digital products with ease and sophistication. Ebooks and online databases come alive in MackinVIA and with tools such as note-taking, text-to-speech and highlighting, students are quickly drawn in and engaged in their learning. With the advanced administrative tools, teachers and librarians can easily
direct their students to the resources that will best fit their needs, monitor student progress and manage all digital resources in one place.

Print books – library binding, trade hardcover, paperback, and MackinBound books – are available for fiction and non-fiction so you can find the items you need to support your curriculum or standards, winter or summer reading programs, or for enjoyment reading. Round out your resources with BluRay, DVD, Audio CD, or Large Print titles for your special needs or struggling readers. Browse the online catalog now at www.mackin.com and start creating your lists.

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Sheri Omernik
Sales Manager
920-400-9902
sheri.omernik@mackin.com

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Quill: Office Supplies

Founded in 1956 and headquartered in Lincolnshire, IL, Quill.com serves the needs of over a million small to medium-sized businesses.  As a premier business to business office products provider, Quill.com sells everything from paper and ink and toner to cleaning supplies and technology with 24-hour-a-day access to more than 100,000 business essentials. Introduced in 1996, Quill.com was one of the first successful Web sites launched in the office products industry and has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of Staples, Inc., since 1998.

Quill.com is an approved Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA) vendor partner that provides every day low prices on key essentials for your school district or organization. Learn more by visiting www.quill.com/aepa

Contract Highlights:

  • Up to 80% savings
  • 12% savings on ink and toner every day
  • Fast, FREE delivery on all orders, including furniture and technology.
  • No minimum order size!

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Samra Cejvan
Buying Group Manager
847-876-4266
samra.cejvan@quill.com

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Quill: Instructional and School Supplies

*Notice of Chromebook Shortage: The Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) has received notices of extensive lead times on Chromebook orders from a number of our vendor partners. Districts ordering Chromebooks at this time will most likely not receive the devices in time for the start of the school year. This is an industry-wide supply shortage and is not limited to ILTPP vendor partners. For more information on lead times, please contact your vendor-specific dedicated account managers.

Founded in 1956 and headquartered in Lincolnshire, IL, Quill.com serves the needs of over a million small to medium-sized businesses.  As a premier business to business office products provider, Quill.com sells everything from paper and ink and toner to cleaning supplies and technology with 24-hour-a-day access to more than 100,000 business essentials. Introduced in 1996, Quill.com was one of the first successful Web sites launched in the office products industry and has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of Staples, Inc., since 1998.

Quill.com is an approved Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA) vendor partner that provides every day low prices on key essentials for your school district or organization. Learn more by visiting www.quill.com/aepa

Contract Highlights:

  • Up to 80% savings
  • 12% savings on ink and toner every day
  • Fast, FREE delivery on all orders, including furniture and technology.
  • No minimum order size!

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Samra Cejvan
Buying Group Manager
847-876-4266
samra.cejvan@quill.com

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Howard Technology Solutions

*Notice of Chromebook Shortage: The Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) has received notices of extensive lead times on Chromebook orders from a number of our vendor partners. Districts ordering Chromebooks at this time will most likely not receive the devices in time for the start of the school year. This is an industry-wide supply shortage and is not limited to ILTPP vendor partners. For more information on lead times, please contact your vendor-specific dedicated account managers.

Howard Technology Solutions is the newest division of Howard Industries, Inc. – a $1 billion privately-held electrical products corporation. Howard Industries was founded more than 45 years ago in 1968 by Billy and Linda Howard in Ellisville, Mississippi. The Howards have grown their core business – distribution transformers – into the leader of their industry. Today, Howard Industries’ Transformer Division is the number one producer of distribution transformers in the United States and is housed in the largest transformer plant in the world – 2.2 million square feet. In addition, the company employs approximately 3,430 employees today.

Howard Technology Solutions is committed to providing customers with all technology-related products and services not limited to: Networking, Computers and computer peripherals, Software, and Audio Visual. Howard Technology Solutions strives to create, provide, and support superior products and services that meet or exceed customer needs.

Contract Highlights:

  • Dedicated Outside and Inside Representative for ILTPP members
  • US-Based Customer Service Team
  • Certified Engineers to assist with large scale projects
  • Ability to provide additional discounts for quantity orders
  • Product Training available for members and staff
  • Dedicated URL on howardcomputers.com for members to access pricing, placing orders, and tracking orders
  • Technical support available 24/7 365 days a week
  • Environmentally focused, Howard is EPEAT and ISO 14001:2015 certified

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Joe Leppert
Senior Field Sales Representative
(312) 448-1314
jleppert@howard.com

Erin Miller
Inside Sales Manager, K-12 Education
(601) 399-5720
elmiller@howard.com

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SHI Full Catalog Contract

*Notice of Chromebook Shortage: The Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) has received notices of extensive lead times on Chromebook orders from a number of our vendor partners. Districts ordering Chromebooks at this time will most likely not receive the devices in time for the start of the school year. This is an industry-wide supply shortage and is not limited to ILTPP vendor partners. For more information on lead times, please contact your vendor-specific dedicated account managers.

Founded in 1989, SHI International Corp. is a $10 billion global provider of technology products and services. Driven by the industry’s most experienced and stable sales force and backed by software volume licensing experts, hardware procurement specialists, and certified IT services professionals, SHI delivers custom IT solutions to Corporate, Enterprise, Public Sector and Academic customers. With over 4,500 employees worldwide, SHI is the largest Minority/Woman Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) in the U.S. and is ranked 10th among CRN’s Solution Provider 500 list of North American IT solution providers.

SHI Account Executives support their clients locally from over 30 offices throughout the US, Canada, the UK, France and Hong Kong. SHI’s goal is to foster long-term, mutually-beneficial relationships with its customers and partners every single day.

Contract Highlights:

  • Supporting the world’s most complex IT environments since 1989
  • SHI is a $10 billion global provider of software, hardware and custom IT solutions.
  • Largest Minority- and Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) in the United States

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Kyle Thomas
SM SLED Manager
732-564-8526
Kyle_Thomas@shi.com

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Trox Full Catalog Contract

*Notice of Chromebook Shortage: The Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) has received notices of extensive lead times on Chromebook orders from a number of our vendor partners. Districts ordering Chromebooks at this time will most likely not receive the devices in time for the start of the school year. This is an industry-wide supply shortage and is not limited to ILTPP vendor partners. For more information on lead times, please contact your vendor-specific dedicated account managers.

Trox  has solutions for every room in a school. From classrooms to auditoriums, sports stadiums to computer labs, cafeterias to TV studios, they offer technology that empowers students and accelerates learning. Trox offers a vast selection of products from leading manufacturers, and complete technology solutions including design, integration, installation, free product orientation, and professional development/training. With a foundation in the traditional AV space, Trox is also focused on emerging technologies including one to one (mobile learning) to address K-12’s common core requirements.

Contract Highlights

  • FREE shipping on all orders over $500
  • Receive up to 95% off list price on select products
  • A full-service company that stays with you through the entire process of implementation
  • National Leader in Education Technology & Collaboration Solutions

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Sarah Goncalves
South Region Inside Sales RVP
888-226-5727 x3730
sgoncalves@cditechnologies.com

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JourneyEd Full Catalog

*Notice of Chromebook Shortage: The Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) has received notices of extensive lead times on Chromebook orders from a number of our vendor partners. Districts ordering Chromebooks at this time will most likely not receive the devices in time for the start of the school year. This is an industry-wide supply shortage and is not limited to ILTPP vendor partners. For more information on lead times, please contact your vendor-specific dedicated account managers.

JourneyEd, offers the largest selection of education priced products for school technology buyers. Over 25 years of serving education. Convenient access to over 100,000 software, hardware & IT network service solutions. 

Contract Highlights:

  • Dedicated and highly responsive account manager.
  • Time saving expertise for complex licensing programs.
  • Microsoft Licensing Options.
  • Adobe Licensing Options.
  • Get a fast quote. Same day response.
  • Free shipping on all orders over $500.

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Christine McConnell
Senior Account Manager
636-349-7058
cmcconnell@journeyed.com

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