The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS/TAPS) is sponsored by the Region VIII Education Service Center (ESC8) located at 4845 US Highway 271 North, Pittsburg, Texas (Camp County) and is governed by the Region 8 ESC Board of Directors. The Interlocal Purchasing System is available for use by all public and private schools, colleges, universities, cities, counties, and other government entities. See Membership Listing for states available. Print the Interlocal Agreement and Board Resolution documents. Complete and mail to TIPS/TAPS. All awarded contracts through the TIPS/TAPS program have been Awarded under the Competitively Bid Process and received a Contract from TIPS/TAPS Governing Board of Directors. These Awarded Vendors have agreed to provide the best pricing, terms and conditions available to TIPS/TAPS Members.
The TIPS/TAPS Program takes PRIDE in providing a purchasing coop where Awarded Vendors and Members both benefit. With a successful award, a vendor can expedite an order for a member because all purchasing requirements are completed during the RFP process. A school district or other TIPS/TAPS Member can benefit from the cost savings of time and expense in competitively bidding each purchase.
The Purpose of TIPS/TAPS
MEMBERSHIP IN TIPS/TAPS IS FREE TO ALL STATE AGENCIES, SCHOOLS (PRIVATE AND PUBLIC), UNIVERSITIES, COLLEGES, CITY AND COUNTY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES OR OTHER “NOT FOR PROFIT” ENTITIES.
All Vendor Awarded Contracts have been Competitively and Publicly Bid.
TO BECOME A MEMBER OF TIPS/TAPS PURCHASING COOP- Go to the TIPS/TAPS Website and then scroll down to your state. Print the Interlocal Agreement or Membership Form (choosing the appropriate document for your entity.) If your entity requires a Resolution be signed in order to join cooperative programs, a Resolution Form has been provided for you to print and complete. Contact Us @ 866-533-9459 for complete information on the benefits of the TIPS/TAPS Cooperative Program.