Initial Consideration

The Postal Service performs a preliminary review of each unsolicited proposal to determine if:

  1. It meets the definition of an unsolicited proposal and is not a marketing initiative;
  2. It offers potential benefit to the business and competitive objectives of the Postal Service and is not already under consideration by the Postal Service;
  3. It does not contain confidential or proprietary information not protected by a copyright or patent.

Generally, unsolicited proposals must offer genuinely innovative ideas and concepts related to Postal Service operations. Submittals that meet this standard are forwarded to the Postal Service organization responsible for the operation potentially affected by the proposal (see Discussion and Evaluation).