World renown Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) firm makes improving building health and energy efficiency easier for city, county and state government agencies, as well as educational institutions and non-profits with TIPS cooperative purchasing contracts.

Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS)Clearwater, FL Pure Air Control Services, Inc. (Pure Air) announces a new vendor partnership with The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS) that will make it easier for TIPS’ members to procure IAQ testing, analytical and remediation services.

Institutions from city and county governments to school districts have always been in a balancing act to reconcile preventative maintenance against budgetary shortfalls. Facility managers often are buried under mountains of work orders and spend most of their time just keeping building systems operational. Furthermore, procurement personnel within these organizations are unaware that deferring maintenance is actually more expensive than being proactive.

One of 4 buildings are sickOver time, dust, debris and microbes can build up within the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system. If not properly addressed, this fouling can be detrimental to the odor, thermal comfort and energy efficiency of the building. Consider this: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that 1 in 4 buildings in the United States can be classified as “sick”. It is estimated that 64 million workers experience two or more symptoms of Sick Building Syndrome which can include sinus inflammation, eye irritation and headaches. Reducing these symptoms through better IAQ and properly maintained HVAC systems can lead to as much as $30 billion in productivity gains!

“Indoor Air Quality is increasingly being recognized as important issue that can affect the operating costs of government institutions,” said Alan Wozniak, President of Pure Air Control Services. “We are excited that TIPS understands this connection and has brought us on as a trusted vendor to help their members realize the benefits of optimal IAQ through our services.”

Pure Air Control Services, Inc. was awarded two contracts with TIPS. Contract 170702 is specifically for Indoor Air Quality Equipment and Services. Contract 170602 is designated for IAQ Consulting and Other Related Services. TIPS operates under the strict compliance of Region 8 Education Service Center and their board of directors as the lead public agency in Pittsburg, Texas.

Contract Highlights:
• Professional Indoor Environmental Consulting
• Building Diagnostics and Assessments
• Aerobiological/Microbiological Laboratory Analysis
• Detailed, easy-to-understand reporting
• Proprietary HVAC cleaning and restoration
• Extensive experience working with government agencies
• Locked-in price ceiling, negotiable based on specific project needs

Not only does Pure Air offer these important testing and improvement services, their vast turn-key experience of working with institutions’ facilities and procurement teams allows indoor air quality issues to be quickly and efficiently resolved.

TIPS One of the main benefits for governmental and educational institutions is that cooperative services agencies, like TIPS, take care of the competitive bid process for their members by awarding vendor partner contracts that can then be used to directly procure goods and services.

The value of using a fully compliant, pre-bid cooperative contract is that it saves the member institution time and money over procuring services through a competitive bid process – a process that can take 60-90 days or longer, from writing the RFP to reviewing the bids and awarding the contract to actually starting the project. A cooperative purchasing contract can also be very helpful should an indoor environmental crisis develop that requires an immediate response.

As awareness grows about how poor indoor air quality affects both building operation and human resource costs, TIPS members can now make a difference in both categories with services from Pure Air Control Services, Inc.

For more information on Pure Air Control Services, Inc., and their TIPS Cooperative Services contract please contact Alan Wozniak at 1-800-422-7873 ext. 802 or Contact Us.

About Pure Air Control Services, Inc.
Pure Air Control Services, Inc. was established in 1984 as a small, mechanical, contracting firm and has since set the industry standard for indoor environmental quality diagnosis, environmental laboratory and remediation. Pure Air Control Services has serviced more than 600 million square feet of indoor environments in over 10,000 facilities.

The company’s nationally performed services include: Building Sciences evaluations; Building Health Check IAQ assessments; a CDC ELITE Environmental Microbiology Laboratory; Environmental Project Management; HVAC New Life Restoration and PURE-Steam Coil Cleaning/Mold Remediation Services, among other indoor environmental services.

About TIPS
The Interlocal Purchasing System, better known as TIPS Purchasing Cooperative, began in 2002 as a small regional cooperative of the Region 8 Education Service Center (ESC). While the cooperative has far exceeded the initial vision, Region 8 ESC has maintained its role as the lead agency for what is now a national operation that provides a proven process to eliminate purchasing related stress for all governmental entities. For more information, please visit: