What is a Purchasing Contract? 


Purchasing contracts are a type of cooperative arrangement with the intent to aggregate demand in order  to get lower prices from selected suppliers. For example, TIPS is a national purchasing cooperative that offers access to competitively procured purchasing contracts to its membership on a national level.



What are the benefits of purchasing through a cooperative such as TIPS? 


Today, purchasing is an essential activity for any non-profit organization, educational, healthcare, or government institution. When purchasing, most organizations and institutions are bound by a budget that can be difficult to stick to. This can cause renovations and new construction projects to be held up, which ultimately results in overspending.

Purchasing cooperatives are set up with the capability of saving time and money. The contracts have been established with qualified vendors at competitive prices. Smaller entities have just as much purchasing power as larger ones. Both the vendor and the buyer benefit from these contracts, as the delivery of goods and services is quick and efficient.

When you purchase with Labscape through one of our purchasing contracts, saving is simple. In addition to competitively priced products, an expert planning consultant will perform a no-obligation, on-site assessment of your existing space, discuss timelines, materials, equipment, and planning.



What products are available under the TIPS contract? 


All of Labscape's products, including Fume Hoods, Tables and Chairs, Casework and Benches are available for purchase through the TIPS contract!  


Which purchasing cooperatives offer Labscape Products? 


Labscape is a member of several purchasing contracts, at both national and state level. This includes TIPS, MHEC, ESCNJ, TCPN, PA-CO STARS & SW BOCES.