Government Discounts on Printing Services

Government Discounts on Printing Services

Summary: 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.

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Seems like all we hear is about how government over-spends for most items and wastes taxpayer dollars. So Doc was glad to hear about a program that provides discounts to federal employees at all FedEx Office locations (of which there are more than 1,800 locations).

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  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.

More information on GPOExpress is available here.

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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