USPS Awards Two New National Contracts for Corrugated Fiberboard Pallet Boxes
On August 30, 2006, the Mail Transport Equipment
(MTE) Category Team awarded 3-year contracts to International Paper and Rand Whitney to supply corrugated fiberboard pallet boxes to all Postal Service™ mail processing
facilities. The International Paper contract is effective
October 1, 2006, and the Rand Whitney contract is effective September 1, 2006. Based on estimated annual usage,
the projected value of these contracts is $33,370,000 per
Use the eBuy online catalog requisition to place orders.
Orders placed via the catalog will be routed to either International Paper or Rand Whitney.
One goal of this supply chain management effort is to
consolidate requirements in order to leverage USPS demand. As a result, the overall cost of the corrugated fiberboard pallet boxes has been reduced by 8%. Additionally,
time of delivery from manufacturing site to facility will be reduced because the manufacturing site is selected based on
its proximity to the Postal Service mail processing facility
placing the order. International Paper has 10 manufacturing
facilities across the United States and Rand Whitney has a
state-of-the-art manufacturing facility strategically located
in the Northeast. The final advantage of these contracts is
that all responsibility from receipt of order to delivery falls
on the suppliers.
For additional information, contact Jonathan Hirsch,
Purchasing and Supply Management Specialist, MTE
CT - Headquarters, Washington, DC, at (202) 268-8434.
— MTE & Spares CMC,
Supply Management, 9-14-06