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New office supplies contract with Staples set to save the state time, money

After weighing the business needs and feedback of State administrative and financial managers, Georgia’s Department of Administrative Services (DOAS) has announced a new statewide contract for general office supplies, paper and toner with Staples Contract and Commercial, Inc. Based on the State’s analysis of over 900 of its most frequently purchased office supply items, the new contract is estimated to save state and local entities 17% on average, compared to the State’s previous office supply contracts.

All state, city, county, and K-12 public entities can take advantage of the discounts and other benefits of this statewide contract. State and local employees will experience faster, easier and friendlier service with the following statewide contract benefits:

  • The ability to order office supplies via Team Georgia Marketplace™, P-card Marketplace™, StaplesAdvantage.com, Phone, or Fax
  • Free next-day business delivery
  • Access to over 50,000 office supplies items
  • State contract pricing available in Staples retail stores for same day purchases
  • Efficient return process for all “non-custom” items
  • Discounts up to 75 percent off list price
  • Green-based products
  • End-user training
  • Staples account management

State employees can use purchasing cards (P-Cards) to conduct simple, secure, and cost-effective orders through the state’s enterprise eProcurement system: Team Georgia Marketplace™. Local Georgia government entities can place orders through the state’s P-Card Marketplace™ or StaplesAdvantage.com, Staples’ official online ordering platform. State issued P-Card holders may also take advantage of contract pricing by visiting Staples’ vast network of retail locations.

About DOAS:
DOAS provides business solutions to Georgia’s state and local governments, suppliers, nonprofit organizations and the general public. The State Purchasing Division of DOAS serves as the centralized procurement function for state of Georgia government entities. Statewide contracts are established by State Purchasing for the benefit of government entities throughout Georgia. By leveraging statewide purchasing power, a variety of high-quality goods and services are provided conveniently at below-market rates.

Office Supply Contract inquiries can be sent to Marcus Rahming, Associate Category Manager: marcus.rahming@doas.ga.gov

March is Purchasing Month

Staff from the Georgia Department of Administrative Services’ Purchasing Division visit Gov. Nathan Deal to celebrate Purchasing Month in Georgia.

Governor Nathan Deal has signed a proclamation declaring March as “Purchasing Month” in Georgia – a month when the state will recognize the purchasing and materials management professions who play a significant role in the efficiency and effectiveness of both the public and private sectors by balancing and negotiating time, source and price.

More than 600 state, local, and federal employees provide valuable training and educational services in the areas of procurement and materials management.

Throughout the month, the Georgia Chapter of NIGP, Inc., GPAG, and other professional purchasing associations will engage in efforts to inform the public about the important role played by the purchasing profession in business, industry, and government.