Two Frequently Asked Questions on Staples Advantage

Q: I have found office supplies at a lower price than Staples Advantage, can exceptions be made?

A: Staples Advantage is SMU’s exclusive vendor for office supplies and is the required source for the SMU main campus, SMU-in-Plano and SMU-in-Taos. Purchases made from other vendors with SMU funds or personal funds without prior purchase approval may not be reimbursed.

Q: What if Staples Advantage does not carry what I need? 

A: Only if Staples Advantage does not have or cannot get a comparable item in the required amount of time, may another source be considered.  All exceptions must be approved by Purchasing. Contact Cathy Heckman (checkman@smu.edu) for help should this situation arise.


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