Reminder: Allsteel, Inc., Is the Mandatory Source for Office Furniture

Employees are reminded that Allsteel, Inc., is our strategic partner and national contract supplier for all office furniture. The contract with Allsteel, Inc., continues through the end of 2010. National contract compliance is an important factor in achieving our Strategic Transformation Plan cost reduction goals. It also allows the Postal Service™ to standardize office furniture systems requirements and individual office furniture purchases. Postal Service buyers are required to purchase all approved new furniture requirements through this contract.

The contract offers related services including design and installation, leasing and rental, a buy-back program, moving management, refurbishment, repair, and warehousing. The Allsteel furniture line also includes the brand names of Gunlocke, HON, Paoli, and Holga.

For product discounts, general information, and ordering instructions, refer to Material Logistics Bulletin (MLB) MLB-CO-02-006, Service-wide Indefinite Delivery/Requirements Contract for Office and Systems Furniture. This MLB may be accessed on the Intranet at

All furniture pricing under this contract includes shipping charges to the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia. Shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands will incur an additional 6 percent fee. The fee to install furniture is not included.

Ordering Information

The procedures for purchasing furniture vary depending on the size of your order. Use the following when purchasing furniture:


If your order is…

then you must…

A small order under $10,000
(order can have multiple items)

Order through eBuy. For the Allsteel eBuy catalog, go to or call Allsteel at 800-529-5781.

If you do not have intranet access, call Allsteel order placement and dedicated customer service at 800-529-5781. When ordering, include your FEDSTRIP number.

A large order over $10,000 (order can have multiple items)

Obtain a delivery order issued by the contracting officer. Contact Paul DiGrassi at 860-285-7007 or by e-mail at

A capital order (individual items that cost more than $3,000 each)

Get local buying approval and use the Capital SmartPay Purchase Card. The instructions for using the Capital SmartPay Purchase Card are outlined in Handbook AS-709, Credit Card Policies and Procedures for Local Buying. You may view the handbook online at

Note: Capital orders are not processed through eBuy but are processed directly through Allsteel.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the Allsteel contract, please contact Paul DiGrassi, Purchasing and Supply Management specialist, at 860-285-7007 or send an e-mail to

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