Germinator Awarded Vendor Contract by The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS)
The contract, where permitted by law and policy, allows Germinator to perform work for and serve TIPS Members – public entities and non-profits – across the Nation.
August 20, 2020
TEXAS – August 20, 2020 – A national leader in a fast-growing industry, Germinator is proud to announce that they were recently awarded a contract by The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS).
Based in Texas and consisting of over 11,000 Members, The Interlocal Purchasing System, more widely known as TIPS, is a successful and growing national purchasing cooperative. TIPS is a department of Region 8 Education Service Center, a governmental entity, located in Pittsburg, Texas. When permitted by law - instead of customers expending time, money, and resources on the extensive competitive bidding process - the use of TIPS permits public entities to quickly select and purchase work directly from Germinator since the company has already been competitively procured according to applicable state and federal bid laws.
"We are thrilled to have been awarded a vendor contract within TIPS," said Jeff Gill, CEO of Germinator. "The current pandemic has created a difficult situation for school districts and organizations who are trying to figure out how to reopen in a timely manner. This vendor contract reduces the hassle and speeds up the process for these organizations, allowing us to immediately begin thoroughly sanitizing and disinfecting to help facilitate an efficient reopening."
In addition to the TIPS contract, Germinator was recently awarded a vendor contract with TexBuy Purchasing Cooperative, which enables the company to perform work for the 62 school districts in Region 16 and additional districts and entities throughout the state of Texas.
Germinator's patent-pending methodology is the most unique and cost-effective means of providing enhanced antimicrobial protection for businesses and residences. The company first tests surfaces for ATP using a luminometer to detect light that can come from cellular activity. This measurement immediately provides the level of clean on a surface.
The next step is the application of Germinator's Genesis surface treatment. Genesis is a one-step cleaner and broad-spectrum sanitizer and disinfectant treatment that harnesses the power of hypochlorous acid (HOCl). Derived from naturally occurring minerals, Genesis not only eliminates odors at their source but kills a wide range of bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus
, MRSA, Salmonella enterica
and Pseudomonas aeruginosa
, and viruses including norovirus, rotavirus and adenovirus on hard, non-porous, environmental surfaces. It meets the Association of Official Agricultural Chemists (AOAC) germicidal spray standards for Hospital Grade Disinfection and is on the EPA's N List of products determined to meet the criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. As a result, this treatment will eliminate bacteria and viruses that may reside in your environment without the use of harsh chemicals or fumes.
Following Genesis, Germinator applies its Shield, a water-based quaternary ammonium compound that imparts a durable bacteriostatic finish. It is EPA-registered as effective against mold, mildew, algae and odor-causing bacteria. This application creates an invisible barrier that helps combat deterioration and discoloration and promotes freshness for up to three months.
The Genesis and Shield products are applied by using an electrostatic sprayer, which is the most efficient and effective means of delivering the products to the intended application sites.
Upholding the highest standards of sanitizing and disinfecting, Germinator makes claims that are scientifically supported and within EPA regulations. In an effort to research and further validate its practice of sanitizing and disinfecting surfaces, the company recently created the Germinator Scientific Advisory Board
. The board is made up of key leaders such as Dr. Roscoe M. Moore, Jr. —who was an Assistant to the United States Surgeon General for five administrations.
Dr. Moore supports Germinator's process by saying, "During these unprecedented times, the need to focus on sterilizing agents within our country's airports, public spaces, and offices in order to decrease the spread of viral pathogens such as Coronavirus is essential," states Dr. Moore. "I am extremely happy to be a part of the Germinator team and lend my expertise to what I feel is an immense asset to the containment effort."
Germinator was founded in 2015 with the vision of providing an effective method of proper sanitizing and disinfecting for businesses and households.
The company continues to expand across the country, providing communities with a proactive solution to help create and maintain clean and hygienic environments free environments. With Germinator, society can now have peace of mind and the freedom to live or work in a sanitized and disinfected environment. For more information, visit www.germinator.com.