Thursday, August 18, 2011

Do you need help identifying GPO Bid and Program Opportunities? (POST UPDATED AUG 18)

This post updated, August 18, 2011 to add this:

One of our blog-visitors said this to us in an e-mail this morning (so we are updating our post about GPO work):

Hi Joel,

Regarding GPO bidding…you can bid on GPO jobs through GPO’s “quick quote” system:

“It’s very easy to register and quote jobs….most quotes are posted one day and closed the next…most jobs are offset print, but we have quoted on some “form” and “pamphlet” jobs….(duplication, not reprographic work)…IMO, nobody buys printing this inexpensively….”

Okay, here’s the rest of the original post….

Actually, I personally don’t think it’s all that hard for printers and reprographers to research and identify GPO (Government Printing Office) bid opportunities, if they really want them. If I’m recalling this correctly (from my older days, when our reprographics company was based in the Washington, DC area (home office of the GPO), there were two types of GPO procurements: a) “One-Time Bid” Procurements (single jobs, single orders) and b) Program procurements – program procurements cover on-going work (multiple orders over an extended period of time) for the GPO (or for an agency the GPO was sourcing printing/reprographics for.)

But, if you need help, check out this Press Release.

Tools Help Print Shops Win GPO Work


First two paragraphs of the Press Release…..

Using tools designed for a specific job can make the difference between the job being completed successfully… or not. That is certainly true with household projects. For starters, it helps to know where to find your tools, have them in one place and organized. When you need that phillips head screwdriver, you want to be able to put your hands on it and not waste time looking for it. Construction professionals depend on tools designed for specific jobs, and they keep them organized so they are easily accessible because time is money to them.

According to Deborah Snider, senior vice president of e-LYNXX Corporation, and president of its Government Print Management division, the same is true for printers seeking work through the United States Government Printing Office (GPO) which awards millions of dollars in federal government printing to private sector printers each year. Last year, the total was $358 million to more than 1,700 printers of all sizes across the United States.

Go to this Internet address to read the full press release…

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