Guidance

Office Supplies Marketplace: a guide for buyers

Office Supplies Marketplace is an online directory of suppliers for the purchase of office supplies, such as stationery and paper, across the public sector

Overview

If you are a public sector organisation with a requirement for low value office supplies, this Marketplace from the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) gives you access to a range of suppliers, including small businesses.

The Marketplace is designed specifically for low value, ad hoc purchases; enabling you to source your requirements from local suppliers.

It is hosted on Contracts Directory, which sits alongside Dynamic Marketplace on Government eMarketplace

The Marketplace is an online directory; not a framework agreement. It is designed to complement and support the full range of Office Supplies agreements

How to register for access

To use the online directory you will need to be registered for access to the Government eMarketplace. Full details of how to register are provided in the eMarketplace: a guide for public sector buyers

Already registered? Log on to Office Supplies Marketplace in Contracts Directory here

Why use Office Supplies Marketplace?

Office Supplies Marketplace enables public sector buyers to quickly and easily search, review and get quotes from suppliers who can meet their specific low value needs.

You can run competitions and obtain quotes directly through the marketplace and the benefits of using the Office Supplies Marketplace include:

  • search and filter for suitable suppliers based on criteria such as location and products
  • interact directly with suppliers
  • profile pages provide more detail about the suppliers and the range of products they are able to supply

Services available

Office Supplies Marketplace gives you access to products in the following areas:

  • Office stationery
  • Office paper
  • Janitorial products
  • Small office machines
  • Electronic office supplies

Help and support

The Customer Guidance (PDF, 236KB, 4 pages) and Technical Guidance (PDF, 1.7MB, 10 pages) notes provide further details about using Office Supplies Marketplace.

For further information please contact our helpdesk on 0345 410 2222 or email officesupplies@crowncommercial.gov.uk

Published 17 July 2015
Last updated 14 October 2015 + show all updates
  1. Customer and Technical guidance notes have been added under Help and Support section.
  2. First published.