Streamlined Government and Education Purchasing with 101VOICE, a TIPS Awarded Vendor

Cloud Communications for Government and Education by 101VOICE: An Awarded TIPS Vendor


101VOICE provides TIPS Members with the opportunity to easily purchase end-to-end cloud communication solutions at discounted prices without delay or expenses associated with the formal bid procedure through the Telephone and Communications Data Systems and Solutions #240303 Contract

As a TIPS Awarded Vendor, 101VOICE is able to save organizations both time and money while delivering Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS).

What is TIPS?

The Interlocal Purchasing System, TIPS, is a nationwide purchasing cooperative that is available for Government, Education, and Non-Profit organizations. Started by Texas’ Region 8 Education Service Center, the Lead Public Agency, in 2002, TIPS has expanded to include more than 10,000 agencies of all sizes across all 50 states. 

How does TIPS work?

For smaller, government agencies, campus-improvement projects can be costly and inefficient; budget-limitations, specific regulatory requirements, and strict procurement procedures greatly reduce the options available and possible vendors to choose from.

However, the purchasing cooperative is able to circumvent many of these pitfalls. Where a small organization may only rely on their financial and human resources, a co-op can be used to pool purchasing power to obtain significant discounts from vendors that are verified to meet their unique requirements.

TIPS has a competitive procurement process in which it negotiates contracts based on member needs and expectations. These contracts can then be leveraged to connect smaller organizations to reputable vendors across the country.

Why join TIPS?

  • Cost Efficiency
    Leveraging collective bargaining, TIPS negotiates for competitive and exclusive pricing with vendors for all TIPS members. Agencies have access to significantly better pricing than if individually obtained. Full contract transparency empowers agencies to compare terms, services, and pricing to easily judge the best possible service.
  • Expansive Vendor Partnerships
    TIPS has an extensive range of vendor contracts from across the nation to provide a range of services including; educational supplies, sports equipment, repair services, and telecommunications. Bid solicitations see increased responses from high quality vendors.
  • Pre-Vetted Services
    TIPS awarded vendors go through a rigorous application process to determine authenticity, high-quality, and compliance. This ensures that all purchases are compliant with procurement regulations and services meet specific legal requirements. 
  • Simplified Procurement
    TIPS eliminates the need for individual bidding processes, saving time and reducing administrative burdens. Members can piggyback off of TIPS contracts rather than creating their individual procurement process, saving significant time on bidding, evaluation, and negotiation.

Who can join TIPS?

TIPS is funded by vendors through a percentage of each sale made through TIPS, making it free to join for anyone in the United States. TIPS membership is for organizations in education, government, or non-profit.

  • Education: K-12 School Districts, Charter Schools, Universities (Public or Private), Private Schools, Colleges, Special Education Districts
  • Government: Cities, Counties, State Agencies, Federal Agencies, Emergency Service Districts, Native American Tribes, Transportation Authorities
  • Non-Profit: Churches, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Member Associations, Charitable Organizations, Housing Authorities

To enroll in TIPS please go to where they will have step-by-step instructions on how to become a member.

Please note that an interlocal agreement may need to be signed depending on your regional requirements.

Services 101VOICE Provides TIPS Members

101VOICE is an award winning UCaaS provider with over a decade providing dependable and robust communication systems for government and education institutions.

With TIPS, 101VOICE is able to offer its full range, state-of-the-art Cloud Communication services to TIPS members including site survivability, business communication phone system, cloud call center, and IP phone series.

In addition, TIPS members are able to purchase the following services at discounted rates:

  • Algo Solutions
  • Informacast
  • Cel-Fi/Nextivity
  • Yealink
  • IT Consulting
  • IT Installation & Provisioning

How to purchase 101VOICE Services through TIPS?

Through TIPS, 101VOICE provides streamlined procurement of telecommunication systems. For TIPS members to receive a quote for any of our services, please email If the quote is acceptable, please email the quote to with the purchase order and TIPS contract number.

For additional inquiries about the benefits of TIPS and 101VOICE please email

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