The Postal Service purchases a variety of products and services to keep our operations running. The majority of these purchases are centrally managed through the Supply Management organization’s five portfolio teams: Facilities, Mail Equipment, Services, Supplies, and Transportation. Lower-dollar value buys are handled by local Post Offices and through other activities. Take a look at the What We Buy & Who Buys What sections for a complete listing of each organization’s purchasing authority.
Supply chain philosophy ›
Supplier Performance Awards ›
Postal Supplier Council ›
Pass-through pricing ›
Supplier disagreements ›
Sustainable supply chain ›
Treasury Offset Program (TOP) ›
Supplier forms & publications ›
Digital Signature terms & conditions ›
USPS Compliance with Electrical Work Practices
On June 28, 2013, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) entered into a settlement with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regarding USPS compliance with electrical work practices. Our contracts with suppliers who work in our facilities require them to adhere and comply with the same OSHA electrical work practices. The Electrical Work Plan Agreement Letter shown below emphasizes this fact and notes that penalties can accrue to the USPS and potentially to suppliers if OSHA requirements are not followed.