TIPS is an interlocal cooperative purchasing system that provides schools with the legally required competition for contracts on commonly purchased items while saving the cost of going through a competitive RFP process.
Schools (or other government entities) can purchase from Vendors with approved bids and bypass the RFP process altogether. This means that school Districts in TIPS/TAPS states DO NOT need to do an RFP; they can simply purchase directly from an approved bid
You can purchase PCS products and services through TIPS if you are located in any of the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Washington DC, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri,Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
For more details and to become a member of TIPs, visit their web site at http://www.tips-usa.com
PCS is an approved TIPs vendor for Cafeteria Point of Sale Software and Hardware (Contract Number 1122112.)