How to apply to be a supplier

Learn about first steps and program options.

Thanks for your interest in being a USPS supplier. In order to keep our universal mail service at cost-effective and competitive prices, we do business with large and small suppliers that provide performance excellence. In promoting and developing a diverse supplier base, we continue to ensure that no supplier is excluded from opportunities or given preference to compete based on race, color, religion, gender, age, or national origin.

The Postal Service’s supply chain philosophy is built on the following four guiding principles:

  1. We make our requirements known to the marketplace.
  2. We tell suppliers how we will evaluate proposals.
  3. We award contracts based on best value.
  4. We promote economic development in the community we serve by providing access to small, minority-owned, and woman-owned businesses.

Get started with the following information on how to become a potential supplier:

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