December 27, 2012


Purchasing through the Request for Proposal process has awarded the Office Supply contract to Staples Advantage. Purchasing and Staples Advantage will make this transition as transparent as possible.

This contract will include all University of Rochester users, URMC users and all our affiliates, Highland Hospital, FF Thompson Health, and our newest member to the Medical Center, The Pluta Cancer Center.

What this means: Over the next 90 days the transition and implementation will take place. The timeline for full transition is March 1, 2013, and is subject to change if needed.

We will provide updates and progress as we move through the process.

All employees will continue to enjoy a discount program through the Staple Advantage retail stores.

The SOLO system will be utilized for the Staples Advantage program.

There is nothing that you need to do at this time. Please continue to utilize the Office Max contract through February 28, 2013, for all your office supply needs.

Thank you for your patience and support during this transition.

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Any questions can be directed to Barbara Walker, Purchasing Manager at or 275-8379.