MCC Daily Tribune Archive

Migration From Staples to Office Depot/Office Max


To coincide with the opening of the FY-16 Budgets on Monday, August 17, 2015, the College will make the long awaited change of our primary office supply vendor from Staples Business Advantage to Office Depot/Office Max through their new, local diversity partner, Gholkar’s, Inc.  You may recall, we originally targeted this past March to migrate but made the decision to delay to address some technical aspects of the program.

As a reminder, under this new program, all orders to Office Depot/OfficeMax will be processed through Gholkar’s.

The change is being made to support a SUNY-wide office supply agreement with Office Depot/OfficeMax.  This initiative is one of several strategic sourcing programs intended for use by the entire SUNY system in order to achieve the maximum savings.  The agreement with Office Depot/OfficeMax provides access to over 11,000 products and offers better pricing.

Under the new agreement, the College will be supported by Cathy or Linda of Gholkar’s customer service.  They may reached at (585)-924-2050 x100 or x105 and via email to < "mailto:customercare@gholkars.com">.

We have worked to migrate all active users from the Staples Business Advantage System into the Office Depot/Office Max system.  All users should receive a welcome letter via e-mail.  The welcome letter will include a link to a ‘refresher’ training webinar that will be held next Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 10:00.

Thank you for your patience and please don't hesitate to contact me should you have any questions at x2823.

Helen Post
Purchasing
08/14/2015