Unsolicited Proposal Program


The United States Postal Service® is an independent establishment within the executive branch whose purpose it is to bind the nation through the personal, educational, literary, and business correspondence of the American people. The Postal Service™ operates from its own revenues in providing its public service. The Postal Service therefore relies on the creativity and innovation of the American entrepreneurial community to help meet our business and competitive objectives.

We know that some companies and entrepreneurs are able to provide opportunities for excellence and improvement that others might not be able to provide. Therefore, the Postal Service has created the Unsolicited Proposal Program (UPP) to give these companies and entrepreneurs the opportunity to offer their best ideas.

An unsolicited proposal is the offer to sell to the Postal Service the rights to ideas, concepts, products, processes, or technologies.

See Publication 131, The Postal Service Unsolicited Proposal Program, to obtain all the information needed to submit an unsolicited proposal to the Postal Service.