COVID-19 Information Related to ProCard Use - Office Supplies

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April 1, 2020

In an effort to facilitate business operations continuing, the Central ProCard Team wants to provide you with the following update regarding the procurement of office supplies on a ProCard. Please note this update is temporary and is in effect immediately.

In regards to office supplies, when possible, please continue to use our mandatory contract with Office Max/Office Depot through Today’s Business Solutions (TBS). Please note that office furniture should not be included.

To browse their catalog, view contract pricing outside of UT Market as well as up-to-date inventory information, please use the following link and login below:

ODP Business Solutions

Username: UTBROWSE

Password: Welcome1

(password is case sensitive)

Please keep in mind that this login is for browsing only. For the time being, please submit your order details including item numbers and quantities to TBS directly by email to or by phone at 713-861-8508. You will need to provide them with your card information, accurate and complete residential shipping information as well as billing information. Please note that the billing address for the ProCard has been, and will continue to be, as follows:

Purchasing Office

1616 Guadalupe

UTA, Suite 3.302

Austin, Texas 78701

The TBS customer service team is available from 8AM – 5PM to assist.  If an item is in stock, your order will be placed ASAP and delivered to a residential address in the Austin area within 1-3 business days. Items on backorder will be delayed.

Included in this email is the Store Purchasing card for Office Depot purchases. The Store Purchasing card (SPC) is to be used in conjunction with the UT ProCard, is tax exempt, and honors core or "best value" item pricing.

In times like these, as we collectively focus our efforts on sustaining operations, it is more important than ever that everyone exercise a prudent fiscal practice. As noted in current policy, all employees of The University of Texas at Austin are expected to be good stewards of University funds. As needs for your area are identified, we ask that you exercise a sensible approach. Regardless of the dollar amount, please ensure only critical items that are essential for ongoing operations are being considered and procured. The University will be better poised to navigate and recover from this situation if we all are mindful of our spending during this time.  

Please note that transactions are still very much being monitored by the Central ProCard Office. Our goal is to help facilitate operational needs in support of your areas during this time. However, any improper use of the ProCard during this time is subject to all current consequences

If you have any questions or need any advice, as always, the Central ProCard Team is here to help. We will continue to monitor and provide updates that pertain directly to the ProCard Program as needed. We know this is a challenging time, but please know that we are committed to continuing to support the purchasing needs of your units. 

For more guidance and information, please visit the ProCard coronavirus web page.