The office consumables All-of-Government (AoG) 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.
- Panel of suppliers
- Features and benefits
- Buyers’ Guide and signing up
- Agency participation
- Contact us
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.
The contract is managed by the Office Consumables Centre of Expertise (CoE) at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
The AoG panel of suppliers includes:
- Staples New Zealand Limited
- OfficeMax New Zealand Limited
The initial contract ran to 30 June 2013 and was extended for a further 12 months, ending 30 June 2014, as per the two rights of renewal built into the contract when it was established. 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 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.
In the last financial year $53.9 million was spent through this contract with an overall saving to agencies of $7 million.
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.
This guide provides agencies with an overview of:
- the key benefits of buying off this contract
- how agencies will transition to the contract
- what you can buy off the contract, and how
- roles and responsibilities of buyers, suppliers and the CoE
Download the Buyers' Guide:
Since January 2013, agency sign up has increased by 30% with 78 agencies signed to the Office Consumables AoG contract.
Office Consumables CoE
Government Procurement Branch
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
PO Box 1473
If you have any questions in relation to the operation of this contract, please contact the Office Consumables CoE - email@example.com