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Listed below are open Term Contract and One-Time Bid solicitations published through the GPO Procurement Services Teams for printing and related services vendors. Small Purchase solicitations are available on Quick Quote.

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Program/Jacket Number: 661-S
Title: Cost of Living Adjustment Notice (Title II COLA)
Bid Opening Date: October 26, 2020
Contract Type: Term Contract
Scope: Specifications covers the production of five (6) versions of a self-mailer requiring such operations as receipt and processing of electronically transmitted files, composition, printing (including computerized imaging) folding and distribution.
GPO Office: Washington, DC
Files: 661-S


Program/Jacket Number: 880-S
Title: Braille Transcription and Duplication Services
Bid Opening Date: October 27, 2020
Contract Type: Term Contract
Scope: These specifications cover the production of Braille editions for National Park Service (NPS) brochure content requiring such operations as transcription, ink-printed and minimally embossed cover page, proofreading, customer proof, embossing, binding, packing, and distribution.
GPO Office: Washington, DC
Files: 880-S


Program/Jacket Number: 041-458-R1
Title: Women in Congress, 1917-2020
Bid Opening Date: October 29, 2020
Contract Type: One-Time Bid
Scope: FIXED PRICE INDEFINITE QUANTITY CONTRACT: Award wil be based on the largest quantity of equal number of quantities for both Case bound ns perfect-bound copies for $344,100.00. Potential cendors must submit the fixed price of $344,100.00 plus the quantity they will produce for the fixed price. In the event of a tie quantity, the award will be determined by the overall lowest discounted cost. Additionally, A cost must be submitted for each additional 1000/100 copies. Text prints in two colors consisting of Black and Pantone 7538, halftone and flat-tone matter throughout. Print text head-to-head in two inks. Full page bleeds scattered throughout. Also, all halftone images must be coated with a Clear, non-yellowing, Spot Gloss Varnish. Contractor to create the media for the spot coating of the images in the text. Dust cover prints on face only with Four (4)-color process plus Pantone 7538. Page 6 of 12 Jackets 041-458 Paper cover prints with Four (4)-color process plus Pantone 7538 on the face only. The text matter printing on the inside flap of the dust cover form does not print on the paper cover. All inks must be high gloss. NOTE: Dustcover must be printed on a press capable of printing five (5) colors in a single pass through the press (minimum five (5) printing units). Casebound covers stamp, see BINDING herein. (Note: Contractor must print two versions – TBD copies print with serial number 15948, balance print without the serial number). Endleaves: Endleaves are blank. Lamination: Film laminate the entire surface of the face of the dust cover and the perfect-bound cover, with clear gloss polyesters(such as polyethylene terephthalate, polyethylene, vinyl or cellulose acetate), having a thickness in the range of 1.3 mil to 1.5 mil. The laminated product must have no distortion, imperfections, or curl of the stock and printed matter must remain clear and legible. BOOKS: print head to head with bleeds, type/rule matter, illustrations, solids, screen tints, tables, charts, graphs, illustration and fine detailed imagery throughout in Black plus Pantone 7538 some type/ reversing out to appear white. Pantone color pages are X-XV (circle folio 10-15 and 851 – 1157), (circle folio 867-1173). After printing all halftone images must be coated with a clear, non-yellowing, spot gloss varnish. Dust cover and Paper cover: prints with bleeds in type/rule matter, illustrations, solids, screen tints, illustrations in 4-color process and Pantone 7538 prints 1 side only.. Case Bound Cover: Stamp Spine in a match of General Rolls Leafs imitation Silver ALUFIN 800-950-FOIL Stamping must have solid impressions, no picking, pinholes, or filled letters. Approximate stamping area: 1-1/2 x 10-1/2" with serial number and 1-1/2 x 9-1/2" without serial number. Backstrip reads down centered left and right. Contractor to create stamping media. INK DRAW-DOWNS: Pantone colors may be substituted with a similar color (with the exception of process yellow) but may not be built out of the four process colors. If producing Inkjet proofs, Pantone colors must be simulated on proofs and must be proofed separately on a digital color content, overlay, or inkjet proof. Contractor to submit ink draw downs on actual production stock of Pantone
Quantity: TBD
Ship/Deliver Date: December 7, 2020
GPO Office: Washington, DC
Files: 041-458-R1


Program/Jacket Number: 041-458
Title: Women in Congress, 1917 0- 2020
Bid Opening Date: October 29, 2020
Contract Type: One-Time Bid
Scope: FIXED PRICE INDEFINITE QUANTITY CONTRACT: Award wil be based on the largest quantity of equal number of quantities for both Case bound ns perfect-bound copies for $344,100.00. Potential cendors must submit the fixed price of $344,100.00 plus the quantity they will produce for the fixed price. In the event of a tie quantity, the award will be determined by the overall lowest discounted cost. Additionally, A cost must be submitted for each additional 1000/100 copies. Text prints in two colors consisting of Black and Pantone 7538, halftone and flat-tone matter throughout. Print text head-to-head in two inks. Full page bleeds scattered throughout. Also, all halftone images must be coated with a Clear, non-yellowing, Spot Gloss Varnish. Contractor to create the media for the spot coating of the images in the text. Dust cover prints on face only with Four (4)-color process plus Pantone 7538. Page 6 of 12 Jackets 041-458 Paper cover prints with Four (4)-color process plus Pantone 7538 on the face only. The text matter printing on the inside flap of the dust cover form does not print on the paper cover. All inks must be high gloss. NOTE: Dustcover must be printed on a press capable of printing five (5) colors in a single pass through the press (minimum five (5) printing units). Casebound covers stamp, see BINDING herein. (Note: Contractor must print two versions – TBD copies print with serial number 15948, balance print without the serial number). Endleaves: Endleaves are blank. Lamination: Film laminate the entire surface of the face of the dust cover and the perfect-bound cover, with clear gloss polyesters(such as polyethylene terephthalate, polyethylene, vinyl or cellulose acetate), having a thickness in the range of 1.3 mil to 1.5 mil. The laminated product must have no distortion, imperfections, or curl of the stock and printed matter must remain clear and legible. BOOKS: print head to head with bleeds, type/rule matter, illustrations, solids, screen tints, tables, charts, graphs, illustration and fine detailed imagery throughout in Black plus Pantone 7538 some type/ reversing out to appear white. Pantone color pages are X-XV (circle folio 10-15 and 851 – 1157), (circle folio 867-1173). After printing all halftone images must be coated with a clear, non-yellowing, spot gloss varnish. Dust cover and Paper cover: prints with bleeds in type/rule matter, illustrations, solids, screen tints, illustrations in 4-color process and Pantone 7538 prints 1 side only.. Case Bound Cover: Stamp Spine in a match of General Rolls Leafs imitation Silver ALUFIN 800-950-FOIL Stamping must have solid impressions, no picking, pinholes, or filled letters. Approximate stamping area: 1-1/2 x 10-1/2" with serial number and 1-1/2 x 9-1/2" without serial number. Backstrip reads down centered left and right. Contractor to create stamping media. INK DRAW-DOWNS: Pantone colors may be substituted with a similar color (with the exception of process yellow) but may not be built out of the four process colors. If producing Inkjet proofs, Pantone colors must be simulated on proofs and must be proofed separately on a digital color content, overlay, or inkjet proof. Contractor to submit ink draw downs on actual production stock of Pantone
Quantity: TBD
Ship/Deliver Date: December 7, 2020
GPO Office: Washington, DC
Files: 041458a1, 041-458


Program/Jacket Number: 747-839
Title: SUICIDE PREVENTION CABLE LOCKS
Bid Opening Date: October 29, 2020
Contract Type: One-Time Bid
Scope: This solicitation seeks to procure a maximum quantity for a fixed price. The GPO will award this order to the responsible quote providing complete production and delivery of the greatest number of suicide prevention cable locks for $965,834.00 (exclusive of any payment discounts). In the event of a tie quantity, award will be determined by the lower discounted cost. In addition to quoting a quantity for the price called for in these specifications, a quotation must also be submitted for each additional 1,000 suicide prevention cable locks produced/printed at the same time as the initial order. The price quoted for additional quantities must be exclusive of all basic or preliminary costs. If author’s alterations are made during the proofing stage, the total quantity may be reduced in accordance with the contractor’s quoted additional rate to offset the cost of the author’s alterations. *** NOTE: NO ADDITIONAL FUNDS EXIST FOR THIS PROCUREMENT. If any additional costs are incurred during the production of this job, the overall quantity will be decreased in lieu of an increase in money. Suicide cable locks include the following: Suicide Prevention Cable Lock: 15" heavy-duty steel cable lock. - Must fit almost any handgun, rifle or shotgun. - Prevents rounds from being chambered, magazines from loading, from engaging or cylinders from moving. - Easy and quick installation and removal. - Coating/cover is to be red, close match to Pantone 1797. - Cable lock body will have a white imprint of the Veterans Crisis Line Logo (logo includes phone number). - Imprint on one side of lock in opaque white. Copy is line art illustration and text. - Production files for the Veterans Crisis Line Logo will be included in Press Ready PDF. Cable lock label: - An adhesive backed vinyl label containing 24/7 Confidential Crisis Support information adhered to the cable lock (tag information supplied as a PDF). - Label flat size is 5-1/2 x 1-1/2”, and when wrapped around the cable is 2-3/4 x 1-1/2”. - Printing: Common image front and back. Copy is line art illustration, text and reverses, printing Black, Pantone 541 (blue) and Pantone 1797 (red). Wallet card - Trim size: 3-3/8 x 2-1/8” - Printing: Face and back. Line art illustration, reverses and text printing Black, Pantone 541 (blue) and Pantone 1797 (red). Use printing process consistent with printing on plastic. Do not use offset or screen printing. Instruction card - Trim size 2-1/2 x 3-1/2” - Printing: Face only in black ink. Copy is text.
Ship/Deliver Date: February 1, 2021
GPO Office: Dallas, TX
Files: 747839


Program/Jacket Number: 040-019
Title: Inauguration Program Kit
Bid Opening Date: October 30, 2020
Contract Type: One-Time Bid
Scope: Kit consists of four (4) Items: Item 1—Invitation Form, Item 2—Halftone Inserts (Form A President and Form B Vice President) with translucent slip sheets, Item 3—Program, Item 4—Envelope (Govt. Furnished).
Quantity: 66000
Ship/Deliver Date: January 4, 2021
GPO Office: Washington, DC
Files: 040019


Program/Jacket Number: 747-856
Title: GS 21-052 Desk Memo Planner
Bid Opening Date: October 30, 2020
Contract Type: One-Time Bid
Scope: This specification is for proofing, printing, binding and delivery of desktop memo planners. TRIM SIZE: 22 x 17" PAGES: 13 text leaves and cardboard backer PRINTING: 13 text leaves print face only in 4-color process consisting of type, illustrations, color halftones, an agency seal, charts, screens, gradients and solids with reverse type and line matter. Planner consist of a title page (year at a glance) and 12 leaves (August 2021 to July 2022).
Quantity: 110,100
Ship/Deliver Date: December 23, 2020
GPO Office: Dallas, TX
Files: 747856


Program/Jacket Number: 728-S
Title: Title XVI Notices (Supplemental Security Income (SSI) (Daily and COLA Notices - Part 2)
Bid Opening Date: November 3, 2020
Contract Type: Term Contract
Scope: These specifications cover the production of mailers consisting of personalized English and bilingual Spanish/English personalized notices, English and Spanish pamphlet inserts, Business Reply envelopes (BRE), and mail-out envelopes requiring such operations as: receipt and processing of transmitted data; redevelopment of Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) resources; composition; laser/ion deposition printing/imaging of notices; printing of pamphlets and envelopes; binding; construction; packaging; and, distribution.
GPO Office: Washington, DC
Files: 0728Sa1, 0728s_Exhibits, 0728s


Program/Jacket Number: 2006-S
Title: Short-Run Copying
Bid Opening Date: November 4, 2020
Contract Type: Term Contract
Scope: These specifications cover the production of flat forms and books on a fast schedule requiring such operations as color and black copying, CD copying, litigation scanning, litigation copying, binding, labeling, packing, and delivery.
GPO Office: Seattle, WA
Files: 2006S


Program/Jacket Number: 5553-S
Title: Messenger Magazine
Bid Opening Date: November 5, 2020
Contract Type: Term Contract
Scope: These specifications cover the production of a saddle-stitched magazine requiring such operations as copy pickup, electronic prepress, reproducibles, proofs, printing in four-color process, binding, labeling, packing, shipping, and delivery.
Quantity: Approximately 3,000 copies per issue
GPO Office: Columbus, OH
Files: 5553S


Program/Jacket Number: 3023-S
Title: Veterans Affairs Rapid Mailers
Bid Opening Date: November 16, 2020
Contract Type: Term Contract
Scope: These specifications cover the production of mailers (consisting of various types of letters, inserts, return envelopes, and mail-out envelopes) and postcards requiring such operations as electronic prepress, printing (including four-color process), variable imaging, binding, construction, inserting, and distribution.
GPO Office: Seattle, WA
Files: 3023S, Attachment A - Employee Background Investigative Request Worksheet_, Attachment B - Contractor Rules of Behavior, Attachment C - Contractor Security Control Assessment (CSCA), Attachment D - Sample File Layouts, Attachment E Declaration for Federal Employment Form 306, Attachment F - Authorization for Release of Information - VA Form 0710 July 2017, Attachment G - Contractor Background Investigation Request Form (May 2019)


Program/Jacket Number: 1049-S
Title: Oregon Sentinel
Bid Opening Date: November 19, 2020
Contract Type: Term Contract
Scope: These specifications cover the production of a tabloid publication requiring such operations as printing, binding, addressing, packing, and delivery.
GPO Office: Seattle, WA
Files: 1049S


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