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GPO’s Print Procurement Program Helps Local Economies in FY 2017

The U.S. Government Publishing Office’s (GPO) print procurement program awarded nearly $340 million in contracts to private sector printing companies across the country to meet the printing/publishing needs of Federal agencies in fiscal year 2017. Nearly 75% of all printing ordered by Federal agencies from GPO is performed by private sector firms working under contract with the agency. GPO typically awards contracts to 2,500-3,000 printing contractors a year on a purely competitive basis. Nearly 10,000 companies are registered to do business with the agency, using GPO as their one-stop shop for print contract opportunities.

GPO's top ten contractors for FY 2017:

 NPC INC.                  $30.2 million                    
 LSC COMMUNICATIONS   $24.4 million
 XEROX  $17.1 million
 MONARCH LITHO, INC.                    $9.4 million 
 GATEWAY PRESS, INC.  $7.1 million
 PINNACLE DATA SYSTEMS    $7.0 million 
 GRAY GRAPHICS CORP.  $5.4 million 
 RICOH USA INC.  $5.2 million

“GPO’s partnership with the private sector printing industry continues to generate huge savings for the American taxpayer and creates thousands of jobs nationwide,” said GPO Acting Director Jim Bradley.

Studies by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Joint Committee on Printing have shown that the most cost-effective use of Federal agency printing dollars is through GPO's partnership with the private sector printing and information product industry. Federal agencies realize significant savings by using GPO, as compared to producing printing themselves. In addition, when agencies use GPO, their information products are made available to the public through GPO's Federal Depository Library and Publications and Information Sales programs.

GPO is the Federal Government's official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government. The GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies in digital and print formats. GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through, partnerships with approximately 1,150 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program, and our secure online bookstore. For more information, please visit



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