Summary of Changes

Permanent Note: On May 1, 2006, the Interim Internal Purchasing Guidelines were replaced by the Postal Service's Supplying Principles and Practices (SPs and Ps).

Effective February 1, 2013, the following parts and sections of the SPs and Ps have been revised or deleted:


The titles and organizational references have been updated throughout this text as necessary and as a result of USPS and SM reorganization.

3-2 Announce Award

3-2.1 Advance Announcement of Contract Award to Corporate Communications

  • Communications has been revised to delete the requirement for advance ann ouncements of Board of Governors’ approved programs. In addition, the process for preparing and issuing advance announcements for awards valued at $5 million or more or for awards that are highly visible or sensitive has been streamlined.

3-2.2 Publicizing Contract Awards

8-4 Information Technology

8-4.6 Security Considerations

Clauses and Provisions

Clause B-25: Advertising of Contract Awards (February 2013)

Clause 4-19: Information Security Requirements Resource (February 2013)

Provision 4-10 Information Security Requirements Resource (February 2013)