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Cooperative purchasing through The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS) offers an efficient and cost-effective procurement solution. TIPS negotiates contracts with reputable suppliers, eliminating the need for individual organizations to go through time-consuming bidding processes. Members gain access to a diverse catalog of pre-vetted products and services, ensuring compliance with procurement regulations while simplifying the purchasing journey. With TIPS, organizations can maximize their buying power and enjoy competitive pricing, making procurement quick, convenient, and budget-friendly.

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We are thrilled to be an awarded vendor for construction services with The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS-USA). Our company has successfully secured the prestigious Trades, Labor and Materials #23010402 Contract, further exemplifying our commitment to excellence. As part of TIPS-USA, we are able to provide our clients with streamlined procurement processes and access to competitively procured purchasing contracts. This strategic partnership allows us to deliver top-notch construction services while ensuring cost efficiency and compliance with procurement regulations. Trust us to be your trusted partner in meeting your construction needs through our affiliation with TIPS-USA.

The Interlocal Purchasing System

The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS)

The TIPS program is housed and managed by the Region 8 Education Service Center, located in Pittsburg, Texas, and serves all fifty states and the District of Columbia.

Public sector cooperative purchasing through TIPS helps schools, colleges, universities, non-profits, cities, counties, and other government entities leverage resources through contract purchasing solutions.

Benefits of Cooperative Purchasing

Cooperative purchasing offers cost savings, streamlined procurement, access to diverse products and services, knowledge sharing, and networking opportunities. It empowers individuals and businesses to make smarter procurement decisions, secure competitive pricing, and save valuable time and resources.

  • Cost savings through collective bargaining power

  • Access to volume discounts and favorable pricing

  • Expanded range of products and services from trusted suppliers

  • Streamlined procurement process and reduced administrative burden

  • Networking and knowledge sharing opportunities with other participants

  • Improved compliance with procurement regulations

  • Increased efficiency in sourcing and purchasing

  • Potential for enhanced quality and service from suppliers

  • Time savings in searching for reliable vendors independently

  • Strengthened negotiating position in the marketplace.

Who Qualifies for Cooperative Purchasing?

Cooperative purchasing is open to a wide range of participants, including individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, educational institutions, and other eligible entities.

  • Nonprofit organizations

  • Government agencies

  • Educational institutions (schools, colleges, universities)

  • Healthcare facilities (hospitals, clinics)

  • Municipalities

  • Public utilities

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