New UQ-Approved Furniture Suppliers

22 February 2021

After a review of the Furniture category at The University of Queensland throughout 2020, The Property and Facilities Division, in conjunction with Enterprise Procurement, is pleased to announce our new UQ-preferred suppliers for furniture.

  • Innerspace,
  • Empire Office Furniture,
  • Complete Office Supplies,
  • Sturdy Framac QLD,
  • Schiavello Systems QLD,
  • Zenith Interiors QLD.

These suppliers have been contracted under the Queensland Government’s furniture arrangement. 

How can Purchasers benefit from this arrangement?

  • competitive pricing by utilising the buying power of the Queensland Government,
  • a high-quality standardised product range with extended warranty offerings,
  • closer relationships with suppliers to resolve any issues, and
  • better alignment with UQ’s workplace health and safety objectives.

What is defined as Furniture at UQ?

Furniture at UQ includes:

  • Chairs: task, seminar, visitor, meeting, drafting/lab
  • Soft Seating: lounges, ottomans, armchairs
  • Workstations and desks
  • Tables: seminar, meeting, boardroom
  • Storage items: cabinets, bookshelves
  • Whiteboards and pin boards

Has the process changed for ordering Furniture? 

How you purchase furniture will remain largely unchanged with orders being raised through UQeMarket. You may notice some of the following changes in the coming months:

  • Preferred suppliers will be adding the contract number (DET SOA 68449) and volume price discounts to their furniture products on UQeMarket,
  • Non-preferred furniture suppliers and products will be removed from UQeMarket, and
  • An updated P&F furniture website with more information on products and how to buy furniture for UQ.

Further updates will be provided shortly.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Franchoan Smit, Procurement Manager at the Property and Facilities Division.