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Contractor Quality Level Evaluations
As part of GPO's procurement procedure, our agency maintains a continuous Quality Control Process to support its customers. One aspect of this process is to determine a contractor's ability to consistently produce orders at the required quality level without undue assistance on the part of the Government. These ratings are also used when generating bid lists for procurements that determine who solicitations will be issued to on a rotating basis and by our Contracting Officers as an aid in making responsibility determinations on individual contracts.
With the rapid changes in technologies and the industry in recent years it has become necessary to have vendors resubmit after a 5-year period to ensure our Government Contractors are still producing at the level when they were originally rated.
GPO is currently contacting vendors to request that they proceed with the resubmission process. Please contact our Quality Control Team if you have any questions via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone via 202-512-0542.
You can find general information and updates on the GPO printing procurement process using the "notices" section listed below. These helpful "notices" are updated regularly to inform you of new processes or procedures necessary to do business with the GPO.
If you are looking for specific standards, policies, or applications, please visit the Select Forms & Standards for Printing Procurement.
Special Notice Effective January 1, 2008-Applicable to all Contractors Wishing To Do Business With the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO)
Every contractor seeking to do business with the GPO must first complete and thereafter maintain the accuracy of its GPO Contractor Connection registration with the following mandatory taxpayer information boxes:
GPO will withhold payment of any invoices for work completed by any contractor who fails to provide these tax data in GPO Contractor Connection. Such invoices will be declared ineligible for payment until all requirements for payment, including providing these tax data in GPO Contractor Connection, have been satisfied.
All parties seeking to do business with the GPO should provide their tax data to Contractor Connection immediately. Withholding of invoice payment utilizing the tax data will commence on Tuesday, January 1, 2008.Simplified Purchase Agreement (SPA)Information Online
Visit the Simplified Purchase Agreement page for the latest information on the SPA. New Imprint Line for GPO Contracts
Effective May 2, 2005, the open star () that represents the current GPO imprint line has been replaced by the GPO logo. This new imprint line should appear on all products and publications produced by, or for the GPO:
The GPO logo for the new imprint line is available in four downloadable versions.*
(Mac users: Control-click and "Download Link to Disk") (PC users: Right-click and "Save Target as..")* Notice for Contractors
The GPO imprint line must be set in 6-point sans serif type (e.g., Arial regular) and should consist of the GPO logo which can be downloaded from the Web site, the current calendar year, an em dash, and the jacket number (View sample). In the case of term contracts, the print order number must also be included in the imprint line (View sample). The items following the GPO logo in the imprint should be added manually by the contractor.
Additional commercial identification mark(s) of any kind must not appear on any product(s) ordered.
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