HOW TO PURCHASE

The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS) is a purchasing program is available through membership to all public and private schools, colleges, universities, cities, counties and other government entities in multiple states. If you are a member of TIPS/TAPS you may use the following steps to make purchases:

bg-list View Awarded Vendors by clicking on MEMBERS then CONTRACTS/COMMODITES.

bg-list Select a Vendor that provides the particular commodity or service.

Note: You may view the list of Awarded Vendor alphabetically by Vendor Name or by Commodity Listing.

bg-list Contact the Awarded Vendor Representative as listed on the vendor page. Identify yourself as a TIPS/TAPS Member to receive the special TIPS/TAPS price.

bg-list Compare quotes from multiple TIPS/TAPS Vendors (if desired).

bg-list Create a purchase order (use your district procedure). Write or type in TIPS/TAPS PURCHASE on the purchase order. Some vendors have specific Contract #'s that must appear on the purchase orders. The Contract # is listed on the Vendor Profile page. Please see the Vendor Page for specific requests.

bg-list FAX the purchase order as instructed on the Vendor Page. *If the PO goes directly to the vendor, you are requested to FAX a COPY of the PO to TIPS at 866-839-8472.