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Office Supplies and Equipment

All Campuses

Office Depot is the primary provider of office products for the University of Illinois. This agreement was made through the Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative (IPHEC) for all State of Illinois universities. Due to the increased buying volume offered through IPHEC, this agreement offers lower prices and improved service to campus customers. With Office Depot, campus departments realize a net cost savings that are the result of a combination of lower prices and improved shipping terms. In addition, departments have guaranteed next day campus delivery. This service provides a "stockless office" concept to the University, allowing departments fast access to a large array of quality merchandise. Other important benefits of the agreement are:

  • "No hassle" returns policy. Return shipping and restocking fees are waived for items returned unused within 30 days - regardless of the reason for the return (even if the item was ordered in error).

  • Promotional pricing. Promotional prices lower than the contract price will be passed along to the University.

  • Availability of new items. As new items are added to Office Depot's product offerings, campus users are able to buy these new items at the same discount levels.

  • Contract discounts. Additional item discounts are available each year of the agreement if IPHEC purchases reach pre-established dollar volume benchmarks.

This contract should not be used for ordering furniture. It is intended for miscellaneous office supplies only. For information on purchasing furniture see the furniture page.

For additional information about office supplies and equipment, refer to the specific instructions for your campus:

Chicago | Springfield | Urbana

Chicago Campus

Office Depot items are available through iBuy. For information or training on iBuy visit the iBuy webpage at

All office products must be purchased from this IPHEC vendor

Springfield Campus

Office supply products required for the Springfield campus are available for purchase from the ODP Business Solutions (formerly Office Depot) punch-out catalog that is available in iBuy. All ODP items ordered in iBuy for the Springfield campus are delivered to UIS Central Receiving. UIS Receiving/Campus Stores personnel deliver Office Depot orders to campus departments on the same business day or by the following business day.

Please contact Campus Services for information on deliveries. Campus Services | University of Illinois Springfield (

Urbana Campus

Office Depot items are available through iBuy. Deliveries are made to Campus Stores (a "master campus location"), and Campus Stores deliver to the departments. Orders placed by 4:00 p.m. are delivered to campus departments the following business day. This gives departments the equivalent service of "desktop" ordering (ordering directly through Office Depot), without associated extra cost. Also, the delivery of Office Depot products through a master location helps limit delivery traffic and congestion on campus.

For information on office products or to have a Customer Service Representative source an item for you, call the University's dedicated Office Depot Customer Representative, Paula Oliger at 217-244-8305 or email her at For information or training on iBuy visit the iBuy webpage at

Last Updated: December 6, 2017

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