OfficeMax Auto-Substitution Program (Effective Monday, October 1, 2012) 

The CSU Presidents have been exploring a variety of synergy projects designed to reduce expenses, and it has been determined that substantial savings can be achieved by making adjustments to the CSU's office supply purchases by utilizing the OfficeMax auto-substitution program. As a result, on Monday, October 1, 2012 all campuses will have implemented the automatic substitution of about 1,700 products currently being purchased with lower-cost equivalents that have the same fit, form and function as the higher cost items.  Should you have any questions regarding the auto-substitution program, please contact Bella Newberg at


Frequently Asked Questions

Program Flyer

OfficeMax Quality Concern Form Please complete if the product which you receive is not equivalent in fit, form and function to the higher cost item. 

Order Supplies:

  • To order supplies click on the link below.

  • General Office Supplies will be delivered within 24 hours of order to the requestor's desktop. 

Need Access:

  • Any CSUSM staff member who has the responsibility for ordering office supplies must receive OfficeMax Web site training from an internal department user.

  • Access will be granted upon the successful completion of training and submission of the following form to Procurement Services.

  • OfficeMax Supply Agreement

  • Procurement will e-mail your log-in and password within 5-7 business days

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Pamela Ohrazda, Buyer
OfficeMax Program Coordinator
(760) 750-4445

OfficeMax Customer Service Team