TIPS is a nationally recognized purchasing cooperative. This cooperative is a competed bid, meaning when the public entity recognizes it they do not need to go out to bid. TIPS is sponsored by Texas Region 8 Education Service Center, which is a public agency vs. a non-profit organization. Many public entities usually have preference for publicly sponsored contracts.
Venue Industries is an Awarded Vendor through the TIPS Purchasing Cooperative. As an Awarded Vendor, Venue Industries offers TIPS Members the opportunity to purchase products at discounted pricing without the delay & expense of going out to bid. Through the TIPS program, Venue Industries is able to save agencies both time and money, while delivering quality furniture. End user purchase orders are to be made out to Venue Industries referencing the applicable authorized dealer. It should have our contract number listed on the P.O. The TIPS Member must submit the TIPS Quote & PO both referencing the TIPS Contract Number, to firstname.lastname@example.org.