Central Stores & Warehousing
The Division of Central Stores and Warehousing provides office goods, cleaning supplies, and materials for sale to all government departments and agencies. Its goal is to be the first choice for cost-efficient, quality goods, and supplies. Our Warehouse and Distribution Unit manages and stores excess equipment, goods, and materials for the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The Executive Branch is required to purchase all office goods and cleaning supplies from Central Stores. In the event, that such items are out of inventory a waiver will be granted for the purchase to be made elsewhere.
To request a product catalog, as well as to determine product availability and pricing, please contact Central Stores at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Office Supplies
- Cleaning Supplies
- Other Equipment
Central Stores orders for user agencies are entered via the Pick Ticket process. All other Central Stores customers may submit a request in person by fax, or email at email@example.com please specify your respective district to arrange for pickup.
Waivers are granted for products that are either out of stock or not supplied by Central Stores. A product inventory check will be conducted and a waiver will be granted once the item is confirmed to be out of stock or not fulfilled by Central Stores please forward inventory checks to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a private business owner, can I purchase Office Supplies and Household items from the Department of Property and Procurement?
Yes, you may purchase office supplies from the Department of Property and Procurement through our Central Stores division. Our inventory includes a wide range of supplies from cleaning products to printing paper. Please contact Central Stores at 340.773.1561 (STX) or 340.774.0828 (STT).
Why is there a difference in prices between St. Croix and St. Thomas Central Stores?
Prices may vary because different vendors are used between both districts.
Can I request a list of the items that Central Stores carries?
You may contact Central Stores directly at 340.773.1561 (STX) or 340.774.0828 (STT). In addition, you can also download the Central Stores Warehouse Catalog located under Resources > Forms & Docs > Procurement.
Where can I obtain a copy of the Procurement Rules and Regulations?
You may download a copy of the Procurement Rules and Regulations from our website located under Resources > Forms & Docs > Procurement. You may also obtain a copy by contacting our Offices directly.
How do I qualify my business for a Preferred Bidder Certificate?
You will need to complete and submit an application to be considered for Preferred Bidder status. You may download a copy of the application for a Preferred Bidder’s Certificate on our website under Resources > Forms & Docs > Procurement. You may also obtain a copy by contacting our Offices directly.
o you offer delivery service of large orders through Central Stores?
We currently do not offer this service at this time, but the department will take this request under consideration
Why is pick ticket purchasing preferred versus a purchase order for Central Stores purchasing?
Pick ticket purchasing provides a faster method for receiving inter-agency transactions because funds are received immediately, and the order is processed and ready for pick up the same day.
Does Central Stores donate to charity or non-profit organizations?
All donation/charity requests should be submitted in writing to the Commissioner of Property and Procurement for review and approval.
When creating a pick ticket do, I need to assign a vendor number?
No, vendor numbers are not required, and this field should intentionally be left blank. You are only required to input a vendor number if requesting a purchase order (PO).
Is there a way for me to note special instructions for Central Stores on my order?
Yes, you may note special instructions for delivery in the General Notes area e.g. which division and the contact person for the order.
After I have received an approved order, how long will it take for items to be filled?
Once your order is received, it is processed and filled the same day and can be picked up the following day.
Do I need to enter a commodity code?
Yes, you must enter the product(s) commodity code in the required field or your order will be rejected.
Do product prices vary?
Yes, they change over time due to market conditions and based on an internal FIFO system.
Are Government employees permitted to visit Central Stores and purchase supplies?
Yes, all Government employees may purchase supplies from Central Stores.
Do you sell furniture and computers?
No, currently we do not.