Stationery / print consumables fraud

24 May 2012

A Melbourne-based print consumables firm, known as The Better Image or TBI Australia has been identified as a company selling non-genuine toner cartridges at massively inflated prices, then providing 'gifts' as an incentive to conduct business with them.

Please note that there are preferred suppliers to the University for stationery/print consumables products and that staff and affiliates transacting with a vendor on the basis of receiving personal benefit/gifts is against the University's Code of Conduct. Furthermore, staff are required to report any gifts/benefits received in accordance with the University's Code of Conduct.

Procurement Services will be monitoring the use of this supplier and reporting back to Audit and Risk Management for their follow up.