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Procurement Services
Cheri Toeniskoetter
(406) 994-3212

Buy Direct!

To get the best value without additional bidding requirements purchase directly off of State Contracts: WSCA 5737, WSCA 5739, WSCA 5743.  These contracts were established with a limited number of vendors to provide office supplies at highly discounted rates.  The following vendors are under contract:

360 Office Supplies
Contract Document: WSCA 5743

Office Depot
Contract Document: WSCA 5737

Contract Document: WSCA 5739

To ensure you are getting the best pricing, you will need to utilize eMarketplace, the State of Montana’s new electronic marketplace to purchase office supplies.

To register as a new user,

  • Open this document and follow the instructions for setting up a new account:  Registering for eMACs and
  • Fill out the registration form and hit submit.  Register as a buyer to be able to purchase items.  Register as a shopper if you would like to be able to view items, but purchases will require additional approval.  All purchases require use of a p-card.
  • The State Procurement Bureau approves new users after they receive notification that you have submitted registration.
  • Once you have been approved as a new user, enter a default Ship to Address (must be a physical address) (found under User Profile Information and Settings).

To order office supplies, punch out to one or more of the above vendors:

Please note: Janitorial supplies may NOT be purchased from these vendors.

Training videos for using eMACs are available here:

Other Requirements:

  • Do not sign vendor provided agreements without Procurement Services review.
  • Remember to clearly reference Contract# on your BPA or P-Card report.

If not purchasing from MSU or State contracts normal procurement procedures must be followed: limited solicitation over $5,000, formal bidding (handled by Procurement Services) over $25,000