An agreement with bulk paper vendor Grand and Toy will allow campus offices to place orders online and receive direct-to-desktop delivery, says procurement manager Andrew Kuntz of the Finance Department.
“This is a great service enhancement for the entire University, especially for those departments who require a significant amount of bulk paper in their operations,” he says.
Departmental users gain their own access to the grandandtoy.com order online system, which accepts payment by UWindsor purchasing card. Webinar training and personal support are available as needed.
Kuntz outlines several benefits:
- Lower Cost – Departments will no longer be charged a commission of approximately 25 percent on paper orders to cover delivery costs. A department that orders 10 cartons of paper per month would save about $1,000 over the course of a year.
- Reporting – Grand and Toy will provide detailed user reports and summary reports in order to help reconcile and track paper purchase history.
- Next Day Delivery – Deliveries will be made to the university every business day. Orders submitted by 4 p.m. are guaranteed to arrive the following day.
- Scheduled Orders – The Grand and Toy online system will allow users to schedule future or repeating orders to help keep the appropriate level of paper inventory on hand.
The company will update its pricing of core products every six months and offers a number of paper options, including acid-free, coloured and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council or Sustainable Forestry Initiative.