(Chambersburg, PA) – Companies from throughout the United States are producing almost $120 million annually of custom printing and associated items for our military branches and related agencies.
This was a finding by Government Printing Sales, a division of the e-LYNXX Corporation, as part of an overall study on the amount of work being bought by the Government Printing Office (GPO) on behalf of federal agencies.
During a recent 12 month period, the Defense Document Automation and Production Services, Army, Air Force, and Navy, along with the Department of Veterans Affairs purchased $119.7 million of work that includes books and cut sheet printing, business forms and labels, binders and folders, envelopes, and advertising specialty items procured and managed by the GPO. This figure does not include any allowable direct purchases made by these agencies.
Along with other support services, Government Printing Sales assists suppliers in qualifying for this work, targeting the right opportunities, establishing winning pricing, and submitting bids.
“As with any government procurement, there is an art to navigating the red tape of GPO and successfully obtaining awards,” says Deborah Snider, Division President for Government Printing Sales. “Working with our seasoned experts will assist printers in greatly enhancing profits by blending this work into their overall sales mix.”
Individually, Defense Document Automation and Production Services (DAPS) was the top customer of the GPO procuring than $83.1 million of work. DAPS was followed by the IRS with $52.6 million, Health & Human Services with $46.5 million, and the Social Security Administration with $37.1 million in procurements.
The study also showed that the Top 25 agency customers of GPO placed a combined 105,780 orders with private sector firms totaling $368.8 million These orders ranged in value from less than $100 to more than $1 million. The average order was approximately $3,500.
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