Office Supplies Program

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

Background

York University has been using Novexco Inc. for office supplies through the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (“MGCS”) collaborative Master Agreement for the past year.

Procurement Services has elected to enter into an agreement with Corporate Express Canada Inc., doing business as Staples Canada (“Staples”) through the OECM collaborative Master Agreement #2014-195-01, effective October 22, 2018.

Next Steps

Staples is currently a Sm@rtbuy vendor for toner and office copy paper; the additional office supply items will be un-restricted and made available for ordering.

Effective October 22, 2018 all office supply purchases must be directed to Staples, using the Sm@rtbuy platform.

The term of this arrangement is for two (2) years until August 31, 2020, with one (1) 2-year renewal option to August 31, 2022.

Staples catalogues will be proactively sent to all administrative users whom currently purchase paper.

Staples along with Procurement Services will provide two (2) different date options for a live webinar that will provide guidance and allow end users to ask questions on how to navigate and purchase using the Sm@rtbuy platform.

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