This page provides step by step instructions on how to join the All-of-Government (AoG) office supplies contract. You may also find additional resources on this page.
You need to consider what's most important to your agency to help you shortlist suppliers, like:
You may need to review your agency’s purchasing behaviour, eg whether different units buy independently from the same supplier. Talking with others in your agency can also help you work out if there are any special requirements and which categories are relevant to your agency.
You'll need to choose a supplier for the key office supplies category, and one for each optional category you're using. You can choose different suppliers for each category, or use the same supplier across multiple categories.
For schools interested in joining this contract, it is not mandatory for you to choose a supplier for the key office supplies category.
You can select one supplier for each of the categories you want to participate in based on any criteria, but you should follow a robust process that ensures you get the best value out of the contract.
View the list of suppliers for the office supplies contract.
Each AoG contract has a related MoU. This sets out the relationship between us and the agencies participating in the contract. It also highlights the obligations of each party and the key points in the contract.
Each contract has a copy of the MoU listed in the ‘Contract documents’ section - you’ll need to be logged in to see it.
By signing an LoA, your agency is agreeing to the terms and conditions of both the MoU and the related AoG contract.
Email the Procurement team when you’re ready to join the contract and we’ll send you an LoA. Complete the suppliers and product category sign-up sheet attached to it.
Once we receive your signed LoA, your chosen suppliers will be in touch to help you transition and to answer any operational questions.End of process
Each agency will have to agree how they will purchase with their supplier when they transition onto the contract.
Electronic ordering is considered best practice.
Agencies can switch suppliers twice for each category during the term of the contract. Email us and we will send you a form to complete.