Group Purchasing

Staples, the world’s largest office products company, has partnered with LAPCS as a one-source vendor with next-day free delivery and significant savings (up to 85%) on office supplies, furniture and technology items, print and promotional products, and janitorial/break room supplies for all member charter schools. See the links below for more information about the program, including how to get your school started today!

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We are pleased to announce that the LAPCS has successfully negotiated a new Approved Vendor Program for office supplies with STAPLES – the world’s leading B2B office products supplier—that we believe could save you 5%-20% off of your current office supplies expenses.

Our goal in establishing this partnership is to reduce costs, by leveraging the buying power of the entire association, while also enhancing services to your school - and we believe that’s what we have accomplished!

This is a program to help our Member Charter Schools reduce costs in office supplies while at the same time creating a small stream of revenue to support the LAPCS' continued activities to support its members. Staples will provide a 3% annual rebate back to the LAPCS on all purchases made through the program. Only Member Charter Schools are eligible for this program.

Staples’ partnership with our Charter Schools has a national scope. They will provide your school with significant discounts (ranging from 15%-85% off List Price) on more than 8,000 commonly-used items found in the Staples Full Line® Catalog.

Other highlights of the program include:

  • Free Next Day Delivery
  • One Dedicated Account Manager – Mike Smith
  • Easy Online Ordering on StaplesLink.com
  • J.D. Power & Associates Certification for delivering an “Excellent Customer Service Experience” – for the fifth consecutive year!
  • Additional exclusive discounts on break room and maintenance supplies, copy and print services, promotional, technology, and furniture products.

If you are interested, please contact Chris Derry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (225) 772-0302 to schedule a meeting, discuss establishing your school’s individual account, create a cost comparison file to show forecasted savings with Staples, and finally, assist with placing first orders. In the meantime, it would be helpful if you could gather pricing and usage history and/or recent invoices for the cost comparison.

Just as LAPCS stands committed to the highest quality standards in its schools, Staples will provide a partnership that commits the same in its program and service. STAPLES® that was easy.