Staples Advantage

Staples Advantage is one of the nation’s most well-known and reliable office retailers.

As a result of competitive and nationally solicited bids through the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA), schools, cities, counties and special districts have access to a comprehensive selection of competitively priced products through Staples Advantage.

Schools and local government can take advantage of competitive prices without the added cost of acquisition. AEPA and the Monterey County Office of Education (MCOE) have already assumed the cost and burden of issuing bids. Awards were made locally by MCOE after advertising and the implementation of bidding procedures outlined in the California Public Contract Code.

MCOE has awarded Staples catalog contracts in the area of Office Supplies (including furniture) , Instructional Supplies, and Custodial Supplies.

The process allows schools, charter schools, community colleges, and other government agencies to take advantage of national bid pricing regardless of agency size. It puts all schools and agencies on the same playing field, ensuring schools the ability to order product when it is needed and at the same awarded price throughout the year.

With warehouses in both Northern and Southern California, Staples maintains a comprehensive catalog of offerings under contract for:

  • General office products
  • Teachers’ aids
  • Classroom specialty products
  • Art and craft supplies
  • Breakroom supplies
  • A complete line of classroom furniture
  • Front-office furniture
  • Library furniture and supplies
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Janitorial supplies and equipment
  • General building supplies
  • Safety products

Providing local service and next-business-day delivery, Staples and its just-in-time infrastructure can help you avoid the costs associated with maintaining warehouses and the vehicles to deliver products.

To find out more information or to register to participate in the Staples Advantage/AEPA program, contact:

Chuck Luchen, Senior Manager

 Phone: 913-897-5228 • Email:

For this contract, you have the option of sending orders to the vendor directly. Always specify “CalSave pricing” when seeking quotes. Always state “CalSave pricing” on your purchase order. This ensures you of the 1) lowest pricing, 2) audit protection, 3) bid protection, and 4) the coverage and application of bid Terms and Conditions to your agency.

To get more information about the Staples Advantage/AEPA program through CalSave, to register to participate, or find out how to use the Staples online ordering system that shows CalSave pricing, visit 

CalSave offers buyers the option of receiving your PO on vendor’s behalf and then forwarding it to the vendor.

The benefits of sending your PO to CalSave are a review of the PO for lowest price, archiving, auditing, and verification of bid protection.

To use this option, make your purchase order out to the vendor and fax your PO to CalSAVE at (866) 488-3729. Any PO made out to CalSave as the vendor will be returned for correction.


 To see PDF versions of this contract’s terms and conditions, contract signature pages, and proof of publication, click on the links below:

Bid Docs 2015

Staples Instructional VPA

Office Supplies Staples VPA

Custodial Staples VPA

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