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 Strategy. 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.
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.
The Postal Service has four guiding principles to provide a level playing field for all of our suppliers.
A sustainable supply chain is a central component of the Postal Service's corporate-wide sustainability program.
Starting in June 2009, USPS has been participating in the Department of Treasury's Financial Management Service (FMS) Treasury Offset Program (TOP).
A collection of supplier-related forms and publications available to view or download.
The Postal Service provides one-time use pins via SMS text messages to authenticate External Digital Signature users for Two Factor Authentication (2FA).