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Office consumables

The All-of-Government (AoG) office consumables contract was one of the first AoG contracts established in 2010. Since then it’s gone from strength-to-strength, offering great value for participating agencies.

We will be extending the All-of-Government (AoG) contract for office consumables for its last extension period of 12 months. The contract will expire in July 2015 with no further renewal options. We are looking ahead and have begun reviewing the current AoG contract in order to determine the best solution for agencies post July 2015.



This contract covers the following broad product categories:

  • Print and Toner Cartridges
  • Photocopier Paper
  • Cafeteria supplies
  • Health and Hygiene
  • Data Storage Media
  • General Stationery
  • Computer Accessories.


Panel of suppliers

The AoG panel of suppliers includes:

  • Staples New Zealand Limited
  • OfficeMax New Zealand Limited

Eligible agencies need to choose one of the two panellists to be their sole supplier of office consumables for the duration of the contract.

The Centre of Expertise (CoE) will work directly with an agency’s nominated contact for the office consumables contract to select a supplier, complete the sign up process and support the transition to the contract.


Features and benefits

This office consumables contract offers buyers the following:

  • collective buying power of the whole State sector to negotiate a ‘best price contract’ so that each agency pays the same, reduced price;
  • contract management by the CoE throughout the contract’s life that will complement how you manage the contract within your agency;
  • a choice of two suppliers who are ready and keen to impress;
  • better value for money across AoG so that even the smaller agencies benefit;
  • information and regular updates to help improve your buying behaviour (e.g. purchasing more product from the sub-categories available, consolidating deliveries and invoicing, etc);
  • suppliers that have the technological capability to integrate with an agency’s electronic systems allowing for a smooth business to business connection that will improve efficiencies and reduce errors; and
  • more environmentally friendly product options.


Download the Buyer’s Guide

This guide provides agencies with an overview of:


Contract review discussion document

A review of the Office Consumables contract has now started in order to determine the best solution for agencies after the current contract expires in July 2015. As part of this review we are undertaking consultation across selected suppliers and agencies.

We released a discussion document on GETS on 6 June. The document provides our proposed solution for the future supply of office supplies to government.

We welcome feedback on the proposed solution - of particular interest are agency views on the questions at the end of the document. Feedback can be provided in writing or by telephone. Please contact Katrina Cowles within the CoE at or 04 901 4112.


Responses to Request for Information (RFI) 

A Request for Information (RFI) was released in October 2013 via GETS. The purpose of the RFI was to find out more about the office consumables supply market and the changes that have occurred since 2010 when the AoG contract was first established.

We received 28 responses to the RFI and a full summary can be found here:




Contact us

Office Consumables CoE
Government Procurement Branch
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
PO Box 10729
Wellington 6140

Last updated 10 June 2014