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CENTRAL STORES TRANSITION

Montana eMarketCenter

Central Stores has transitioned from Staples Eway to the new Montana eMarketCenter.  The Montana eMarketCenter is an online purchasing portal that provides users with the ability to purchase goods directly from contracted vendors.  This conversion occurred on July 1, 2013 and has brought many positive purchasing capabilities to state agencies. 

The 2013 legislature passed legislation that effectively eliminated the Central Stores warehouse in order to provide for the cost-saving alternative of direct delivery.  The State Procurement Bureau (SPB), in combination with Central Stores, subsequently initiated the development of a Montana online marketplace to allow for the direct purchase and delivery of those goods that were previously housed in our state warehouse.  The SPB has made available to state agencies two WSCA cooperative term contracts, one with Staples, Inc. and the other with OfficeMax, Inc.  These contracts will provide discounted pricing on all office supplies supplied by Staples and OfficeMax through their respective online catalogs.  Access to these catalogs will only be available through the Montana eMarketCenter.  In addition, SPB and Central Stores have established Term Contracts for janitorial supplies, coarse paper, and food service disposable products.  These contracts are available to state agencies and local government to purchase directly from contractors; however, they will are not available through the Montana eMarketCenter.

Any questions pertaining to the Central Stores Program can be directed to Tom Hastings at (406) 444-0338.


TERM CONTRACTS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE CENTRAL STORES PROGRAM

Central Stores has established the following exclusive Term Contracts for office supplies, janitorial supplies, coarse paper, and food service disposable products. These are available to state agencies and local public units to purchase directly from contractors. Ordering information can be found through the following links.
 

 

OFFICE SUPPLIES

JANITORIAL PRODUCTS

KITCHEN DISPOSABLES

COARSE PAPER

CAN LINERS

OfficeMax

Grainger, Inc.

Encompass Supply

BioPlanet, Inc.

Encompass Supply

Staples, Inc.

Encompass Supply

Montana Broom & Brush

Encompass Supply

Montana Broom & Brush

MT Broom & Brush

MT Broom & Brush


ORDER FORMS


COMPLAINTS AND PRICE DISPCREPANCIES

Complaints concerning the quality of product or services should immediately be brought to the attention of Central Stores at (406) 444-0338.  Please be specific when describing the problem. Information such as customer and ship to numbers, the stock number of the item you ordered, the order number, and the date of the order will assist in solving any problems you may encounter.  If your shipment is received and there appears to be damage (crushed, bent, dented, wet, frozen, etc.) OR if the package count does not agree with the shipping documentation, a statement describing such damage MUST be noted on the shipping papers and signed by the truck driver at the time of receipt.

State law allows state agencies to purchase office supplies from a supplier whose publicly advertised price, established catalog price, or discount price offered to the agency is less than the price offered by the Central Stores Program if the item conforms in all material respects to the terms, conditions, and quality offered by Central Stores.  However, Central Stores asks that you notify them of the price discrepancy prior to making the purchase.


SERVICE PINS

Central Stores has established a Term Contract for state agencies to purchase service pins directly from the contracted vendor, Montana Marketing.  Below is a table of all items available through the contract.  The ordering instructions can be found on the Service Pins Term Contract page

ITEM

PRICE

DESCRIPTION

PICTURE

5 Years of Service

$8.95

Bronze, two-piece, handcrafted lapel pin with an antique finish

10 Years of Service

$19.39

Sterling Silver, two-piece, handcrafted lapel pin with an antique/silver finish

 

15 Years of Service

$21.82

Gold-filled, two-piece, handcrafted lapel pin with an antique/gold finish

 

20 Years of Service

$32.25

Gold-filled, two-piece, handcrafted lapel pin with an antique/gold finish and one blue sapphire

 

25 Years of Service

$32.25

Gold-filled, two-piece, handcrafted lapel pin with an antique/gold finish and one ruby

 

30 Years of Service

$32.25

Gold-filled, two-piece, handcrafted lapel pin with an antique/gold finish and one golden sapphire

 

35 Years of Service

$80.16

Gold-filled, two-piece, hand-crafted lapel pin with an antique/gold finish and one genuine 6pt diamond

 

40 Years of Service

$190.44

10K Gold, two-piece, handcrafted lapel pin with an antique/gold finish and one genuine 6pt diamond

 

45 Years of Service

$190.44

10K Gold, two-piece, handcrafted lapel pin with an antique/gold finish and one genuine 6pt diamond

 

50 Years of Service

$190.44

10K Gold, two-piece, handcrafted lapel pin with an antique/gold finish and one genuine 6pt diamond