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Census counts on GPO

Friday, March 19, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Washington - As more than 120 million American households begin receiving 2010 Census questionnaires in the mail, the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and private sector printing industry have been working together for several years to execute the printing, security and delivery of the Census. GPO's Print Procurement business unit partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau to competitively procure nearly $110 million worth of Census materials to more than 120 printers throughout the country. Some of the contracts awarded include: RR Donnelley, Inc., who printed the main Census packages consisting of questionnaires, letters and envelopes.

Tabs Direct in Texas produced the advance letters and reminder postcards. Freedom Graphic Systems in Wisconsin produced questionnaires that will be used by enumerators going house to house. GPO Print Procurement employees participated with Census employees in a comprehensive quality control program to monitor the printing, addressing, inserting and envelope manufacturing at these facilities.

"Supporting the 2010 Census program has been a huge success for GPO and the print procurement staff," said Public Printer Bob Tapella. "These procurements are an example of how the partnership between GPO, federal agencies and the printing industry can serve the American people and support the local economies where the printing of these materials took place."

"The Census Bureau, the GPO, the USPS and the vendor community have been working collaboratively for over four years on meeting the goal of a successful print and distribution of this enormous print and mail effort," said Census Bureau Director Robert Groves. "The printing and mailing of Census questionnaires is vital to the success of this constitutionally mandated endeavor."




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