MCB Awarded Public Purchasing Contract Through TIPS

July 17, 2015

MCB was awarded the contract for Fire and Emergency Rescue Vehicles through The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS). The contract will be in effect though May 2018.

This publicly vetted contract now gives government agencies access to several standard configurations of Maintainer Custom Bodies' popular rescue trucks and fire trucks. Consumers can avoid the lengthy bid process and know that they are getting access to competitively priced products.

MCB's TIPS contract covers the following rescue & emergency vehicles:

Quick Attack - 10' body
Crew Carrier - 15' body
Walk-Around Rescue - 10', 12', 14', 15', 16', 18', 20', 22', 24', 26', 28', 30', 32' & 34' lengths
Walk-In Rescue - 10', 12', 14', 15', 16', 18', 20', 22', 24' & 26' lengths
Combination Rescue - 14', 15', 16', 18', 20', 22' & 24' lengths
Mobile Command Center - 4 different specifications available.

Customers can choose between several Commercial and Custom Chassis for their truck body. Various options and accessories to outfit the rescue vehicles are also available at discounted prices through the contract.

Agencies who are verified members of TIPS will great the contracted pricing but will purchase directly from Maintainer Custom Bodies.

CLICK HERE to see our TIPS Vendor profile.

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.


Region 8 ESC is one of twenty Education Service Centers located strategically across the state of Texas.  The ESC’s serve primarily as intermediate education agencies bridging the gap between the Texas Education Agency and the more than 1,000 public school districts and charter schools located in the state.