Contract Delivery Service


Contract Delivery Service is one of the three delivery types. Mail delivery service is provided by either city carriers, rural carriers, or contract carriers. Contract Delivery Service carriers are not USPS employees but are independent contractors who provide service on specific routes.

The service provided by Contract Delivery Service is equal to that provided by either one of the other delivery types. Contract suppliers not only deliver all classes and types of mail to their customers’ mailboxes six days per week, but they can also sell stamps and accept Special Services Mail such as Certified Mail, Registered Mail, and Insured Mail, and sell Postal Money Orders. Customers can also take advantage of Carrier Pickup on Contract Delivery Service routes.

Contract Delivery Service - Extensions of Delivery
If you live in an area served by Contract Delivery Service routes, you may qualify for street delivery of your mail. The road must be publicly maintained and kept clear of ice and snow in the wintertime, and the proposed box location must be less than a half-mile from the carrier's current line of travel. Potential customers must submit PS Form 4027 to their local postmaster, preferably as soon as they have been assigned a street address by the local municipal authorities. The postmaster will respond in a timely manner.

Contract Delivery Service - Contracting Opportunities
Contract Delivery Service is a contractual agreement between the U.S. Postal Service and an individual or company for the delivery and collection of mail. The typical service required at the local Post Office™ will involve sorting mail for the route, driving to the route, delivering mail to specified addresses, picking up collection mail, and returning to the Post Office. Each contract includes a delivery schedule, a complete route description, and a description of basic responsibilities. The contract route will operate six days per week, Monday through Saturday, and does not include holidays. The carrier is required to use their own vehicle for mail delivery service. The average route will require approximately four to eight hours per day to complete, depending on the size of the route. All suppliers interested in doing business with the U.S. Postal Service must register their company in our Supplier Registration eSourcing System. Visit http://about.usps.com/suppliers/becoming/registration.htm to learn more about Supplier Registration. The USPS Supplier Registration page has important steps that must be followed before you can register your company.

District Networks
Area

3 Digit ZIP Codes and Contracts Prefixes

Capitol Metro Area (Washington)

200-212, 214-239, 244, 270-297 unassigned 213

Eastern Area (Pittsburgh)

080-084,150-199, 240-243, 245-268, 400-418, 420-427, 430-459, 470, 471, 476, 477 unassigned 419

Great Lakes Area (Chicago)

460-469, 472-475, 478-499, 530-532, 534, 535 ,537-539, 541-545, 549, 600-611, 613-620, 622-631, 633-635, 650-653 unassigned 533, 536, 621, 632

New York Metro Area (NYC)

070-079, 085-098, 100-119, 124-127 unassigned 099

Northeast Area (Windsor)

010-069, 120-123, 128-149

Pacific Area (San Francisco)

900-908, 910-928, 930-960, 962-969 unassigned 909, 929

New York Metro Area - Caribbean Branch
(San Juan)

005-009

Southeast Area (Memphis)

298-342, 344, 346, 347, 349-352, 354-399 unassigned 343, 345, 348, 353

Southwest Area (Dallas)

700-701, 703-708,710-714, 716-731, 733-741, 743-799, 865, 870-875, 877-885 unassigned 702, 709, 715, 732, 742, 866-869, 876, 886, 887, 888

Western Area - Seattle Branch (Seattle)

565, 567, 570, 572-577, 580,582-588, 590-599, 820-838, 840-847, 850, 852-853, 855-857, 859-860, 863-864, 889-891,897, 898, 961, 970-986, 988-999 unassigned 817-819, 839, 848-849, 851, 854, 858, 861-862, 866-869, 892, 896, 899, 987

Western Area (Denver)

500-516, 520-528, 540, 546-548, 550, 551, 553-566, 612, 636-641, 644-649, 654-658, 660-662, 664-666, 667-681, 683-693, 800-816, 820-831 unassigned 517-519, 529, 552, 568-569, 578-579, 589, 642-643, 659, 663, 694-699

Locate the first three digits of your ZIP Code to find the correct Regional Office servicing your area.

Select the matching area below to view all current announcements of Contract Delivery Service Vacancies:

Announcements by Area

District Networks
Area
Contract Announcements
Capital Metro No current CDS vacancies
Great Lakes No current CDS vacancies
Eastern No current CDS vacancies
New York - Metro No current CDS vacancies
New York - Caribbean Branch No current CDS vacancies
Northeast No current CDS vacancies
Pacific No current CDS vacancies
Southeast No current CDS vacancies
Southwest No current CDS vacancies
Western-Denver No current CDS vacancies
Western-Seattle No current CDS vacancies

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