How Do I Buy...

Office Supplies?

Staples is the university’s official office supply source.

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Order Placement
The favored method of ordering office supplies is through the Staples Advantage website. To access UT’s contract and preferred pricing, you will need an account.

To request an account contact Debbie Spurgeon. Please note that orders placed through will not receive contract pricing. For assistance with ordering via or to place a telephone order, call 1-800-633-6080.

Payment Method
Departments are encouraged to register their University procurement card as the method for payment when placing orders at After entering the procurement card information in the on-line order form, click the "Save to Profile" option. Once the procurement card is registered with Staples, all future orders will be charged to the procurement card. If it is not feasible to utilize a procurement card, invoices from Staples should be entered into IRIS using transaction MIR7 in reference to framework purchase order number 6500000491.

Furniture Purchases
Furniture below $25,000 may be ordered on the Staples contract. Furniture requirements above this amount must be submitted to Purchasing Services in an IRIS purchase requisition.

Personal Purchases
UT employees can register with Staples to receive discounts in retail stores across the country. Additional questions can be directed to UT’s contact, Debbie Spurgeon, at (865) 932-7940.

For additional information or for assistance using the Staples contract, contact:


Staples Contact: Purchasing Contact:
Debbie Spurgeon Morris Wilson
(865) 932-7940 (856) 974-3102