Stationery and Office Supplies Panel Arrangement
The Whole of Government Stationery and Office Supplies (SOS) Panel Arrangement commenced on 7 March 2012 with the execution of Head Agreements between Finance and three (3) Panellists being:
- Complete Office Supplies Pty Ltd;
- Staples Australia Pty Limited; and
- OfficeMax Australia Limited.
The Panel Arrangement has been established for an initial period of three (3) years with two (2) extension options of one (1) year each, which may be exercised at the discretion of Finance.
Use of the SOS Panel Arrangement is mandatory for Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 (FMA Act) Agencies. FMA Act Agencies are required to transition to the SOS Panel Arrangement by 31 December 2012. Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 (CAC Act) Bodies may opt-in at any time during the life of the arrangement.
Information required by Agencies to transition to the SOS Panel Arrangement can be found in the Stationery and Office Supplies GovDex Community.
For details about gaining access to this SOS GovDex Community, or any other information regarding the SOS Panel Arrangement, please contact the SOS HelpDesk on (02) 6215 3704 or SOSHelpDesk@finance.gov.au.