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Who's Doing the Most Printing for Uncle Sam?

Federal government printing work awarded to private sector printers has shown no signs of increasing based on third quarter data released by the United States Government Printing Office (GPO), the federal agency through which federal government agencies are to submit their printing needs.
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Doc has written about the Government Printing Office, which has its own production facilities but also outsources quite a bit of work on behalf of Uncle Sam. So I was curious to see a list of the top print suppliers to the Federal Government and see just how much work gets sent to third-party commercial facilities. Seems the volume is down, at least for the third quarter of this year.

Federal government printing work awarded to private sector printers has shown no signs of increasing based on third quarter data released by the United States Government Printing Office (GPO), the federal agency through which federal government agencies are to submit their printing needs.

Third quarter 2011 (3Q11) volume was $78 million for July through September compared to $79 million for 2Q11, $61 million for 1Q11, $66 million for 4Q10 and $82 million for 3Q10.  Total work awarded by the GPO to private sector printers in FY2010 was $358 million, and total work awarded for FY2009 was $425 million.

For 3Q11, the top 50 print suppliers produced for the GPO work valued at $49 million compared to $57 million for 2Q11, $39 million awarded during 1Q11 and $45 million awarded during 4Q10. Work done by the top 50 suppliers during 3Q10 was valued at $48 million.

Of the more than 1,423 print suppliers that obtained GPO work during 3Q11, NPC, Inc., of Claysburg, Pennsylvania, won the most work with $5,748,230 awarded to the firm.  Rounding out the top five GPO job winners for 3Q11 were Gateway Press of Louisville, Kentucky, with $3,606,682, Monarch Litho, Inc. of Montebello, California, with $3,329,197 and Pearson Custom Publishing of Boston, Massachusetts, with $2,524,410.

Click here for a full list of the top 50 print suppliers to the Government Printing Office.

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