Department of State In-plant Wins Contract
The Department of State has awarded a 10-year contract worth $164 million to Global Publishing Solutions, its in-house printing and publishing organization based in Manila.
The award capped an 18-month public/private company competition, pitting the government’s ability to provide a commercial service against the private sector.
The State Department expects to save about $80 million over the life of the contract as a result of the competition.
Both the government and interested private sector companies submitted technical and cost proposals to illustrate how they would satisfy the global printing and publishing needs of the Department of State, including graphic design and creation, copier management, and implementation of a standardized worldwide publishing workflow.
“Our senior management team has operated the 77,000 square foot Regional Printing Center in Manila for over fifty years,” says Mark Lundi, GPS Director. “We have published and shipped high-quality Department publications to the most remote corners of the Earth. We know, and can anticipate, the Department’s policy-driven publishing needs better than anyone.”