Amazon Business is everything you love about Amazon, with unique benefits for the public sector including state and local government agencies, public and private K-12 school districts and higher education organizations, and nonprofit businesses. With tax-exempt purchasing, price discounts, and other features optimized for the public sector, Amazon Business is a powerful procurement option for your organization.
Find what you need, including books, classroom or office supplies, toys, and more. Get access to hundreds of millions of products from hundreds of thousands of business sellers globally. Enroll as many users you need on a single account, create approval workflows, and use POs to track orders.
The contract with Amazon Business, available through OMNIA Partners, can help you improve the way you buy items for work. “Amazon Business delivers the buying experience our end-users want, and we are thrilled to provide the contract vehicle for this extensive nationwide online marketplace,” said Anthony Crosby, Administrative Coordinator of Purchasing for Prince William County Public Schools (PWCPS). PWCPS serves as the lead public agency for the contract, which was awarded to Amazon Business after completing a competitive solicitation and thorough evaluation process.
Step 1: Registered with OMNIA Partners?
If already a participating agency, proceed to Step 2.
Step 2: Create account with Amazon Business
Sign up for a free Amazon Business account.
Step 3: Enroll to use the contract
Contact an Amazon Business Customer Advisor to complete enrollment.
*If you are registered with OMNIA Partners and have an Amazon Business account, you must Enroll Today to get connected to the OMNIA Partners contract. If you do not have an Amazon Business account, you must go through a two-step process to Sign-up and Enroll Today to get connected to the OMNIA Partners contract.
U.S. Communities and National IPA, both wholly-owned subsidiaries of OMNIA Partners, have come together as OMNIA Partners, Public Sector. All public sector participants already registered with National IPA or U.S. Communities continue to have access to all contracts, with certain exceptions, in the portfolio and do not need to re-register to use a legacy National IPA, legacy U.S. Communities, or new OMNIA Partners contract. U.S. Communities and National IPA remain separate legal entities and lead agency contracts completed under each brand are effective and available for use through the contract’s approved term. In the event we believe re-registration is necessary for any reason, OMNIA Partners will let you know.
Prince William County Public Schools, VA
5 year initial term, January 19, 2017 – January 18, 2022
Option to renew for (3) additional (2) year periods
From office supplies to musical instruments to those hard to find items. Amazon Business offers hundreds of millions of products from hundreds of thousands of business sellers.
Amazon Business offers a competitive selection of hundreds of thousands of office products. In this category you will find all you need for your office essentials, including office organization, writing instruments and accessories, shipping supplies, binders, calculators, notebooks and pens, ink and toner, and more. Amazon carries key brands such as Amazon Basics, Staples, ACCO, Nestle, Pilot, Boise Paper, Office Depot, Avery, Expo, 3M, Five Star and more.
Amazon Business carries a broad range of classroom, school, art supplies and materials including a vast selection of millions of items for professors, teachers, and students from kindergarten to college. Top brands in this category include Learning Resources, Fiskars, Business Source, Singer, 3M, Swingline, and much more.
Amazon Business offers access to millions of products in this category including items from top brands in such as Hoover, Rubbermaid, Whitmore, Honeywell, OXO, Bissell, iRobot, Sterilite, Starbucks, Clorox, Keurig, Celestial Seasonings, Georgia Pacific, and much more.
Amazon Business is the world’s largest bookstore offering titles from key publishers and hard to find authors. Amazon’s broad selection covers all categories used in the classroom such as textbooks, fiction, non-fiction, professional development and easy reading. Top publishers include Kaplan, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Pearson, Scholastic, Penguin Random House, McGraw-Hill Education, etc. K-12 professional development includes titles from publishers and authors such as Robert Marzano, Solution Tree, ISTE, and more.
Amazon Business selection of hundreds of thousands of musical instruments include everything from harmonicas to bass drums. Top brands in this category include Gibson, Epiphone, Yamaha, Numark, Casio, Behringer, Blue Microphones, Shure, Marshall, Pioneer DJ, Fender, Universal One, and more.
With millions of products in the Amazon Business audio and electronics equipment category, you'll have access to a wide selection of what you're looking for. Top brands in this category include Panasonic, Apple, Bose, Philips, Sony, Sennheiser, Samsung, Amazon Basics, Ultimate Ears, Anker, Aukey, and more.
From glassware to spectrometers and microscopes to filtration apparatus, Amazon Business has a vast selection of scientific equipment. Top brands in this category include Bel-Art, AmScope, Corning, Kimble Chase, Wheaton, Ample Scientific, American BioTech Supply, Boekel, Grant, iChromatography, National Scientific, Chemglass, Cole-Parmer, Agilent Technologies, Thermo Scientific, BenchPro, CeilBlue, EDSAL, Salsbury Industries, United Scientific Supplies, Heathrow Scientific, and more.
Top brands in this category include Levi’s, Calvin Klein, Lucky Brand, Under Armour, Tommy Hilfiger, Nautica, Hagger, Perry Ellis, Lee, Disney, BCBCMaxazria, Hugo Boss, Lacoste, and more.
Amazon Business has the animal supplies from some of the most trusted names in pet nutrition, including Purina, Kaytee, Fancy Feast, Penn-Plax, Pure Aquatic, MarineLand, Petmate, Sherpa, BestPet, and much more.
Our marketplace offers hundreds of millions of products from a wide variety of industries and specialties including 3D printing, commercial espresso machines & coffee makers, cutting tools, material handling equipment, packaging and shipping supplies, pulling & lifting supplies, and much more.
Amazon Business has the tools your team requires to purchase whatever your organization needs.
Connect your team, create purchasing groups to match your org structure, and share payment methods.
Customize your order approvals, set spending limits, and manage your organization's buying on Amazon.
Use your corporate purchasing cards or arrange a line of credit. Share payment methods across your organization.
Track and monitor spending within your organization with dynamic charts and data tables.
Manage authorized purchasers, set spending limits and approve shopping carts before users buy.
If your organization is eligible for tax-exempt purchasing, enroll in the Amazon Tax Exemption Program.
How do I purchase from Amazon Business via OMNIA Partners? Is there a cost?
Amazon Business customers must be registered as participants of OMNIA Partners in order to use Amazon Business’s publically solicited contract. Please Register to Participate. There are no costs, minimum quantity requirements or spend limits with OMNIA Partners or to create an Amazon Business account.
To get started, follow these steps:
1. Register for a FREE Amazon Business account by clicking here.
Already have an Amazon Business account and registered with OMNIA Partners? Please enroll to use their publically solicited contract by completing the contract enrollment form below.
2. Complete the contract enrollment form by clicking here. Once you complete the form, an Amazon Business Customer Advisor will contact you within three business days to complete the registration process.
Amazon Business offers free standard shipping on eligible orders of $25 or more. Business Prime is also available for public sector. Amazon Business offers a public sector plan price available for state, local, and regional government entities, public education organizations, non-profit private universities, and public healthcare organizations and facilities. Cancel anytime. Membership fees may change over time. The public sector plan for over 100 users is priced at $3,499 per year compared to $10,099 per year for non-public sector customers – please contact your customer advisor to learn more or Request Information.
What is an Amazon Business account?
Amazon Business allows registered agencies and their designated users to shop for business supplies on Amazon Business. Accounts can have multiple users, and those users can make purchases on Amazon Business on behalf of their organization. Administrators can add and manage business account users and features, such as payment methods and shipping addresses, approval workflows, and reporting options. Additional features include:
- Price discounts: Access to bulk quantity discounts, and Progressive Discounts on eligible items to unlock lower prices on the products you but the most.
- Tax-exempt purchasing: If your organization is eligible for tax-exempt purchasing, enroll in the Amazon Tax Exemption Program.
- Payment solutions: Choose the payment method that works best for your business, whether it is a purchasing card or line of credit.
- Enable spend controls: Manage authorized purchasers, set spending limits and approve shopping carts before users buy.
- Reporting and analytics: Track and monitor spending within your organization with dynamic charts and data tables.
- Purchasing-system integration: We are enabled as a catalog on more than 90 leading eProcurement systems. Configure your system and start shopping. Learn more.
My state has bid requirements. Can agencies in my state use this program without going out to bid?
This contract has been competitively bid by Prince William County Public Schools, a public agency. Through the Joint Powers Authority or an inter-local agreement, local and state agencies can "piggy-back" this competitive bid contract through OMNIA Partners. This satisfies the competitive bid requirements in most states.
How do I know if my agency has already adopted the contract?
Please complete the contract registration form by clicking here. Once you complete the form, an Amazon Business Customer Advisor will contact you within 3 business days.
What are the benefits of the contract between Amazon Business and OMNIA Partners?
Amazon Business has everything you love about Amazon with the compliance you trust from OMNIA Partners.
- Purchase through a contract competitively awarded by Prince William County Schools
- Gain access to hundreds of millions of products
- There are no minimum spending requirements; no cost or commitment.
What categories can be purchased on Amazon Business through the OMNIA Partners contract?
The contract provides access to the Amazon Business marketplace where organizations can purchase across 10 categories and more, including books, office supplies, classroom and art supplies, home and kitchen items, scientific and lab equipment, musical instruments, audio-visual and electronics, clothing, animal supplies and other hard-to-find products.
Are there any states excluded from using the contract through OMNIA Partners?
All Amazon Business customers registered as participants of the OMNIA Partners purchasing cooperative are able to use the contract.
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