Unsolicited Proposal Program

Though a federal agency, the United States Postal Service is unique in that it is mandated to operate in a business-like manner when competing with private industry for shipping services. 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.