Office Supplies Program

This bulletin is to advise the community of a change to the current office supplies vendor.


York University has been using Corporate Express Inc. (doing business as Staples Advantage) - Vendor of Record (“VOR”) for office supplies through the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (“MGCS”) for the past seven (7) years.

The current contract has now expired and the MGCS has re-tendered and awarded the office supplies commodity to Novexco Inc. (“Novexco”).

Next Steps

NoxeNonONovxeco is currently a Sm@rtbuy vendor with a punch-out redirected to their shopping site for office copy paper.

The Novexco shopping site has been revised to offer office supplies only.

The office supplies commodity will be removed from the Sm@rtbuy Corporate Express Inc. (“Staples”) site.

Effective September 1, 2017 all office supply purchases must be directed to Novexco Inc., using the Sm@rtbuy platform.

The term of this arrangement is for three (3) years starting May 1, 2017 with the option to extend the contract for two (2) additional one-year terms in accordance with the same terms and conditions until April 30, 2022.

As part of Procurement Services’ vendor performance management program, we encourage the community provide occasional feedback on the services provided by our vendors of record. Feedback can be provided by completing a Vendor Evaluation Survey (

Please contact Jason Chernecky, Procurement Specialist, at ext. 22516 or via e-mail at should you have any questions.