Office Supplies

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Staples is the University's official office supply source.

Order Placement

On-line ordering is the preferred order method. To access UT's contract pricing and place on-line orders, you need a StaplesAdvantage account.

To request an account, ask your department business manager to send an email to Dianne Holmes in Purchasing Services to authorize the account set-up. Please note that orders placed through will NOT receive the contract pricing. For assistance with ordering via or to place a telephone order, call 1-800-633-6080.

Payment Method

Departments are encouraged to register their University procurement card as the method for payment when placing orders at After entering the procurement card information in the on-line order form, click the "Save to Profile" option. Once the procurement card is registered with Staples, all future orders will be charged to the procurement card. If it is not feasible to utilize a procurement card, invoices from Staples should be entered into IRIS using transaction MIR7 in reference to framework purchase order number 6500000491.

On-line Catalog

The Staples Full Line Catalog is available on-line for your convenience. Please note, just like Staples' paper catalog, the on-line catalog only shows list prices - NOT UT's contract prices. This is for reference only.

Furniture Purchases

Furniture below $25,000 may be ordered on the Staples contract. Furniture requirements above this amount must be submitted to Purchasing Services in an IRIS purchase requisition.

Personal Purchases

University employees are eligible to receive UT's contract price when making purchases from any Staples retail store in the 48 contiguous states. View the UT-System Contract Card Registration page for additional information and a link to the registration page.

For additional information or for assistance using the Staples contract, contact:

Purchasing Agent:

Dianne Holmes
(901) 448-7272

Staples Representative:

Dan  Morrow
(901) 541-8346

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Contact Us

Purchasing Services

847 Monroe, Suite 205
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: 901-448-5594
Fax: 901-448-8028