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  ITEM 16.       
Meeting Date: 02/09/2021  
Submitted For: Lisette Camacho
Department: Budget and Finance  

Subject
RESOLUTION NO. R21-07
 
A RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GLENDALE, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA, AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE CITY'S PARTICIPATION IN THE INTERLOCAL PURCHASING SYSTEM, BETTER KNOWN AS TIPS PURCHASING COOPERATIVE FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAKING COOPERATIVE PURCHASES. 
Presented by: Lisette Camacho, Director, Budget and Finance
Purpose and Recommended Action
This is a request for City Council waive reading beyond the title and adopt a resolution authorizing the City’s participation in The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS). TIPS will allow the City to make purchases based on the combined volume of all members of the cooperative.
 
 
Background

TIPS (The Interlocal Purchasing System) is a leading national government purchasing cooperative working to reduce the cost of goods and services by leveraging the purchasing power of public agencies in all 50 states. TIPS uses state-of-the-art procurement resources and solutions that result in cooperative purchasing contracts that ensure all public agencies are receiving products and services of the highest quality at the lowest prices.

 

All TIPS contracts have been competitively solicited by a lead public agency. Each solicitation contains language that allows the contract to be used by other government agencies including the City of Glendale, AZ.

 

Analysis
There are over 7,847 agencies nationwide from both the public and nonprofit sectors that are eligible to utilize TIPS’ cooperative purchasing contracts.  These include, but are not limited to School Districts (including K-12, Charter schools, and Private K-12), Higher Education (including Universities, Community Colleges, Private Colleges, and Technical / Vocational Schools), Cities, Counties, and any Local Government, State Agencies, Healthcare Organizations, Church/Religious and Nonprofit Corporations.
TIPS has established contracts in technology, office and school supplies, facilities, construction services, playground, transportation, security and environmental services.

Cooperative purchasing allows counties, municipalities, schools, colleges and universities in Arizona to use a contract that was competitively procured by another governmental entity or purchasing cooperative. Such purchasing helps reduce the cost of procurement, allows access to a multitude of competitively bid contracts, and provides the opportunity to take advantage of volume pricing. The Glendale City Code authorizes cooperative purchases when the solicitation process utilized complies with the intent of Glendale’s procurement processes.
Community Benefit/Public Involvement
Cooperative purchasing typically produces the lowest possible volume prices and allows for the most effective use of available funding. The bids are publicly advertised, and all Arizona firms have an opportunity to participate.
Attachments
R21-07


    

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