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GPO & FedEx Office renew agreement that saves taxpayer money on printing costs

Friday, December 10, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Washington - The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and FedEx Office (formerly FedEx Kinko's), an operating company of FedEx, have renewed the public-private agreement that will provide federal agencies discounted printing and business services through the GPOExpress program.  Through a competitive bidding process, GPO awarded FedEx Office a five-year renewal of its contract for this program. Federal agencies who use their GPOExpress card will receive pre-negotiated prices that are lower than previous years on most services and are up to 80 percent below retail rates.  

The GPOExpress card was introduced in 2005 and utilizes the FedEx Office network of more than 1,800 locations nationwide to provide federal government customers a convenient, low-cost "quick-print" solution that mirrors the ease and convenience that private-sector companies enjoy. Under the renewed contract, FedEx Office will continue to provide federal agencies with a wide range of professional services including printing, binding and finishing, banner and sign production, direct mail services, and digital content management through the FedEx Office DocStore system.  

For more information on GPOExpress: http://www.gpo.gov/customers/express.htm

"Together with FedEx Office, GPO has created an incredible public-private partnership called GPOExpress delivering a cost effective, convenient way for federal agencies to meet their printing and communication needs," said Public Printer Bob Tapella. "In these challenging fiscal times, GPO wants to help federal agencies get the maximum benefit out of their printing budgets, and the GPOExpress program is another tool agencies can use."

"The GPOExpress program has been an enormously successful initiative over the last five years, not only for GPO and FedEx Office, but for the federal agency customers we serve," said Brian Philips, president and chief executive officer of FedEx Office. "More than 4,000 GPOExpress cardholders are utilizing this program to meet their immediate printing needs. We are proud to have developed a program that seamlessly meets the needs of the GPO and feel privileged to continue serving the U.S. government through this new contract."

Currently, 140 agencies from the three branches of the federal government participate in the GPOExpress program. Participants include the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Agriculture, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Department of Veteran Affairs.  FEMA has been meeting the printing needs of its on-the-ground response and recovery efforts exclusively through the GPOExpress program since 2006.



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