GPO and FedEx Office Renew Agreement That Saves Taxpayer Money on Printing Costs
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and FedEx Office (formerly FedEx Kinko’s), an operating company of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), have renewed their 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 GPOExpresscard was introduced in 2005 and utilizes the FedEx Office network of more than 1,800 locations nationwide 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.
“Together with FedEx Office, GPO has created an incredible public-private partnership called GPOExpress delivering a cost effective, convenient way for federal agencies to meet their printing and communication needs" said Public Printer Bob Tapella. “In these challenging fiscal times, GPO wants to help federal agencies get the maximum benefit out of their printing budgets, and the GPOExpress program is another tool agencies can use.”
“TheGPOExpressprogram has been an enormously successful initiative over the last five years, not only for GPO and FedEx Office, but for the federal agency customers we serve,” said Brian Philips, president and CEO of FedEx Office. “More than 4,000 GPOExpresscardholders are utilizing this program to meet their immediate printing needs. We are proud to have developed a program that seamlessly meets the needs of the GPO and feel privileged to continue serving the U.S. government through this new contract.”
Currently, 140 agencies from the three branches of the federal government participate in the GPOExpressprogram. 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 GPOExpressprogram since 2006.
About the Government Printing Office
The GPO is the federal government’s primary centralized resource for gathering,
cataloging, producing, providing, authenticating, and preserving published U.S. government information in all its forms. GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the federal government. In addition to publication sales, GPO makes government information available at no cost to the public through GPO’s Federal Digital System (www.fdsys.gov) and through partnerships with approximately 1,220 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program. For more information, please visit www.gpo.gov.
About FedEx Office
FedEx Office (formerly FedEx Kinko’s) has the world’s largest retail printing network, providing access to printing and shipping expertise with reliable service. The company’s network of more than 1,900 locations includes 1,800 in the U.S. and features FedEx Office Print & Ship Centers, FedEx Office Ship Centers, FedEx Office Signs & Graphics Centers, and centralized production centers. Services include copying and digital printing, professional finishing, document creation, direct mail, signs and graphics, computer rental, free Wi-Fi access, FedEx Express and FedEx Ground shipping, and more. In addition, the company offers FedEx Office® Print Online, an online printing solution for business and personal printing, at home, at the office or on the go. Products, services and hours vary by location. For more information, please visit www.fedex.com/office.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $36 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 285,000 team members to remain “absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit news.fedex.com.
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