Office Supplies: Staples Business Advantage

As of July 1, 2021, Colgate University has extended its advantageous preferred supplier agreement with Staples Business Advantage as the exclusive supplier of office supplies for Colgate University.

Obtain Colgate discounted pricing for staff personal purchases by registering here.

Ordering Office Supplies

Effective December 1, 2020, Staples Business Advantage will be accessible via Colgate Unimarket, an electronic marketplace accessible via single sign on.

Contact Purchasing for access to online Staples ordering: 315-228-7474.  We (Purchasing and Sustainability) appreciate your ongoing effort to be cost-conscious (i.e. buy off Colgate's ECO Hot List), bundle orders ($50 minimum), and buy sustainable products.  This serves Colgate's goals to spend less, reduce duplicative delivery trips, and control carbon emissions.

Account Number:  1004348RCH

What Staples Business Advantage Offers

Easy online ordering and exclusive savings on thousands of products for the campus:

  • Classroom and teaching supplies
  • Break room and event supplies (ECO packaging)
  • Facilities and safety supplies
  • Promotional products

For more information, please contact Purchasing at

View Informational Flyer

Place order via Unimarket

Staples Contact Information

  • Primary Point of Contact:
  • Ciarra Boyd, 585-486-8737,
  • Territory Account Manager:
    Chris Murphy, 585-750-5938,
  • Break Room 
  • David Krause, 734-452-4677,
  • Print & Marketing
  • Scott Parmlee, 585-489-8413,

Travel: Concur

All flights should be booked using Concur, Colgate's online travel and expense management system. Expenses incurred while traveling (meals, hotels, etc.) should also be logged in Concur. 

Colgate Travel Policy

Rental Cars: Enterprise

Colgate has a discount agreement with Enterprise Rent-A-Car for Colgate University employees who are conducting Colgate-related business. 

Car Rental Information

Office Furniture

Colgate’s primary office and lounge furniture supplier is ROI Office Interiors, their main line of office furniture is Teknion. ROI Office Interiors offers reliable delivery and installation, quick response and competitive pricing. Contact the Purchasing Department to discuss needs and if necessary to set up an appointment with a furniture representative.

Effective December 1, 2020, Amazon Business Prime is accessible via 

Colgate University has a university-wide corporate Amazon Business Prime account which should be used exclusively for university-related purchases. Due to the University's 501(c)3 tax-exempt status, no personal purchases may be made using Colgate's corporate Amazon Business Prime account. 

Please contact Molly Ogden (or Simon Fritz) in Purchasing at or 315-228-7475 if you need to transition to the corporate account or need a new account created for you or your department. 

Mobile Network: Verizon Wireless

Colgate employees are eligible for a discount on Verizon voice and data plans.

Click here to register or validate your eligibility with Verizon.