Vortex Companies is a Trusted TIPS Vendor

TIPS is a national purchasing cooperative that offers a suite of trenchless infrastructure solutions designed to simplify and speed-up the procurement process.

What are the key benefits of TIPS?

TIPS is approved across the U.S. and offers a wide range of competitively priced contracts for goods and services. TIPS delivers pre-approved, competitively awarded services and solutions for its members.

What services can TIPS Provide?

TIPS provides pre-approved products and services. All contracts have been awarded by virtue of a public competitive procurement process compliant with state statutes.

TIPS receives competitive bids from hundreds of contractors and vendors for a wide range of products and services:

  • Inspection and Assessment Services
  • Pipe Cleaning and Root Removal
  • Sewer Bypass and Pumping Operations
  • Large Diameter, Spin-Cast Structural Pipe Relining — 36” diameter and up
  • Pipe Bursting from 8”- 42” in Diameter
  • Cured-In-Place Pipe Relining From 6”- 42” in Diameter
  • Lateral Line Connection Restoration
  • Manhole, Wet Well, and Junction Box Rehabilitation
  • Point Repair & Offset Joint Pipe Sealing Systems
  • Sewer Inspection and Assessment Training
  • Turn-key Contracting & Construction Management

Does TIPS meet contract requirements?

To be compliant, all contracts are awarded by virtue of a public competitive procurement process that meets state statutes. In addition, all TIPS solicitations (RFP’s / RFQ’s) are advertised on a regional and national scale.

Is TIPS available only in Texas?

TIPS is a national cooperative. All TIPS contracts are written to be used by local, state and federal government agencies, educational institutions, indian tribal governments, and non-profit, non-taxed organizations in all 50 states and U.S. Territories.

Do I qualify for TIPS membership?

You qualify if you are one of the following:

  • Municipality, City, County and/or State Agency
  • Utility District (MUD, WCID, Irrigation)
  • Government Authority (Airport, Port, River, Water, Toll Road)
  • Council of Government
  • Indian Tribal Government
  • Educational Institution
  • Any other non-taxed, non-profit entity

What is your contract number on TIPS?

Vortex Companies can be identified by contract number 171105.

How do I become a member of TIPS?

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