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GPO And Nation's Printers Team Up For Multi-Million Dollar Joint Venture

Press release from the issuing company

WASHINGTON—From the West to the East Coast, private sector printers in virtually every part of the country are successfully doing business with the U.S. Government Printing Office. The GPO has released the list of the top 10 states that generated the most revenue from working with the Federal Government agency in the first half of 2005, with Maryland, Pennsylvania and California in the top three. “Since GPO’s headquarters are located in Washington, DC, you might expect area printers in Maryland and Virginia to produce much of our printing needs, when actually the GPO’s competitive procurement program makes it easy for printers all over the country to get the same shot at the millions of dollars we procure in business every year,” said Jim Bradley, Managing Director of Customer Services. “The mix of printers found in the top 10 list from the first six months of the year is a good indication that the GPO’s relationship with private sector printers from every corner of the country is as strong as ever.” The GPO produces key Congressional and security and intelligent documents in-house, and contracts out the majority of other printing and publishing requirements to private sector printers across the country. This long-standing partnership with the nation’s printers allows the GPO to meet the government’s information and printing needs in a cost-effective manner for the taxpayers. GPO’s Top 10 States by dollar value for January 1 to June 30, 2005 are: 1. MARYLAND 4,081 orders $13.7 million 2. PENNSYLVANIA 2,361 orders $11.5 million 3. CALIFORNIA 1,651 orders $10.6 million 4. OHIO 1,482 orders $5.5 million 5. NEW YORK 1,907 orders $4.6 million 6. MISSOURI 584 orders $4.5 million 7. ILLINOIS 1,907 orders $4.3 million 8. KENTUCKY 215 orders $4.0 million 9. VIRGINIA 2,370 orders $4.0 million 10. NORTH CAROLINA 971 orders $3.2 million For a list of GPO’s top 50 states please visit: www.gpo.gov. It is now easier than ever for private sector printers to participate in GPO’s purchasing program. Printers and other contractors may register online at www.contractorconnect.gpo.gov by simply clicking on “New Online Registration for GPO Contractors.” Bidding opportunities and information on how to do business with the GPO are also available at this site.