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The ISG Announces New Contract with TIPS

The Interlocal Purchasing System allows schools, government agencies and other members to purchase ISG solutions at fixed market prices.

Shawnee, KS (PRWEB) March 29, 2016

The Identification Systems Group (ISG), the nationwide network of local identification system integrators, announces it has been awarded four contracts with The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS).

TIPS is a National Cooperative Purchasing Program available to public and private schools, colleges, universities, cities, counties, non-profits and other government entities. Membership is free and available in all 50 states. TIPS eliminates the costly and time consuming process of going out to bid, and ensures competitive contracts with vetted industry vendors.

The ISG holds the following TIPS contracts:

  • Photo ID Systems, contract 4012116
  • Safety Equipment, contract 1032416
  • Notification Systems, contract 4022516
  • Cafeteria Point-of-Sale, contract 1111915

“TIPS lets us provide our solutions to schools and agencies without the need for them to go out to bid,” says Tom Stiles, the Executive Director of the ISG. “Orders for standard items can move more quickly and efficiently to the advantage of all parties.”

About the ISG

The Identification Systems Group (ISG) is a nationwide network of local experts in identification, security, tracking, and card personalization technologies, providing high quality, cost-effective solutions backed by local support and the strength of our Professional Services Certification program. Each member company works together to provide seamless support and collaboration in the identification and issuance industries across the USA and Canada.

About The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS)

The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS) is sponsored by the Region VIII Education Service Center (ESC8) in Pittsburg, Texas and is governed by the Region 8 ESC Board of Directors. All contracts through the TIPS program have been awarded under a Competitive Bid Process and approved by the TIPS Board of Directors.

The TIPS 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 Member, can benefit from the cost savings of time and expense of the bid process. Learn more at

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