As of April 1, the Procurement Office will no longer accept purchase requests for office supplies totaling $500 or less. Such purchases must be made using the purchasing card, or P‑card. (The P-card can also be used for purchases totaling more than $500, but the traditional purchase request may also be used for those.)
Office Depot currently holds the statewide contract for office supplies, and Minton Jones holds a regional contract. Departments must therefore set up an account with one or both of these vendors. To establish an account with Minton Jones, call Jeff McCray (888/817-7907, ext. 203) or Bill Albrecht (888/817-7907, ext. 109). To establish an account with Office Depot, use the enrollment form at www.busfin.uga.edu/procurement/Office_Depot.htm or call Scot Bates (770/806‑4060, ext. 4103).
Office Depot is offering training in ordering procedures at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education on March 9 and 10, in three hour-long sessions each day, at 9 and 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The core items on the contract (272 items) must be purchased from one of these two vendors; other office supplies may also be purchased at Office Depot or Minton Jones.
Central Office Supply still carries office items such as paper, colored paper, UGA forms, telephones and recycled toner cartridges.
Departments that do not already possess a purchasing card should complete the P-card request form at www.busfin.uga.edu/forms and send completed forms to Laura Boswell, Procurement Office, Business Services Building (fax: 706-542‑7035). Both the cardholder and the coordinator will be required to attend a mandatory purchasing card training session; reserve a space by contacting Barry Coleman (542-7083 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Training sessions will be conducted in the auditorium of the new CCRC building (315 Riverbend Rd.). Sessions are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 25, March 11, March 16, and March 23, and 1:30 p.m. on March 31.