TIPS - The Interlocal Purchasing System
TIPS is an acronym for The Interlocal Purchasing System. TIPS is a national purchasing cooperative that offers access to
competitively procured purchasing contracts to its membership. TIPS is housed at and managed by the lead agency, Region 8 Education
Service Center, located in Pittsburg, Texas. The benefits of using TIPS are available to Education, Government and Non-Profit
Agencies. This includes but is not limited to: K-12 School Districts, Charter Schools, Private Schools, Colleges, Universities,
State Agencies, Municipalities, Townships, Emergency Service Districts, Park Districts, Churches, Charitable Organizations,
Counties and other entities with legislated purchasing/bidding requirements.