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Purchasing

Office Supply Ordering Information

The University of Akron, Department of Purchasing, implemented the use of the office supply vendor Guy Brown Express , along with their wholesale distributor OfficeMax on July 19, 2010. 

GBEX LLC - ESM easyPurchase Program Information

ESM easyPurchase User Reference Guide

ESM easyPurchase User Training Video

ESM easyPurchase Approver Reference Guide

ESM easyPurchase Approver Training Video

GBEX LLC User Guide

GBEX LLC - ESM easyPurchase Application (complete if you did not have access previously)

GBEX LLC - ESM easyPurchase Online Ordering Website 

ESM easyPurchase FAQ

Contact Us for Assistance

OfficeMax Retail Connect Card  OfficeMax has provided The University of Akron with a Retail Connect Card.  The Retail Connect Card is tax exempt and provides access to the University's contract pricing.  If an item is needed for the office asap and cannot wait for next day delivery, you may print the card and use it in conjunction with the University Credit Card at many OfficeMax retail locations. 

Browse Catalog Electronically -The campus has the option to browse the Office Depot Max Catalog electronically.  Items cannot be ordered from this site, its only use is to browse the catalog's contract pricing and item availability. Click here to access and view the catalog and use the following login information to access the catalog:     user name uoabrowser                 password  uoabrowse1

Order A Catalog - If you would like to order a catalog sign into ESM easyPurchase, select the GBEX LLC catalog, then select the Order by Item Number tab.  The item number to enter is J9GBEXCAT-14, enter the quantity, select Add to Cart.  You will notice a charge of .01 which will be credited back to your P-card.

 

 

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