What is TIPS?
TIPS (The Interlocal Purchasing System) is a national purchasing cooperative offering competitively solicited contracts to education government and nonprofit agencies, saving them both time and money. TIPS provide a proven, streamlined process that eliminates the purchasing stress for Members.
Benefits of Using TIPS Purchasing System
Membership is free
Access to competitively procured contracts with quality vendors
Savings on time and financial resources necessary to fulfill bid requirements
Assistance with purchasing process by qualified TIPS staff
Access to pricing based on a "national" high-profile contract
How to Make a Purchase Through TIPS
Education – K-12 School Districts, Charter Schools, Universities, Private Schools, Colleges, Special Education District, etc.
Government – Cities, Counties, States & State Agencies, Emergency Service Districts, Park & Water Districts, Native American Tribes, Transportation Authorities, etc.
Non-Profit – Churches, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Member Associations, Charitable Organizations, etc.