Subcontract Management

We promote supplier development and diversity amongst prime suppliers through our subcontracting policy that specifically addresses subcontracting with SMWOBs.

When appropriate, the Postal Service™…

  • Announces contract awards with significant subcontracting opportunities and provides technical assistance and referrals of SMWOBs to our prime suppliers.
  • Negotiates contract-specific subcontracting plans based on market research results (ie, data collected, analyzed, and documented) that support effective contract performance.
  • Conducts quarterly reviews of reports and plans based on required subcontracting requirements.
  • Convenes periodic meetings with prime suppliers to ensure adequate understanding of USPS® policies and performance expectations in subcontracting.
  • Periodically samples supplier reports to identify gaps and implement continuous improvement.