Top 50 U. S. Government Printing Office (GPO) Print Suppliers for 2010
The top 50 private sector print suppliers that did the most work for U. S. Government Printing Office (GPO) during Federal Fiscal Year 2010 (October 2009 through September 2010) has been released. For the second consecutive year, NPC (News Printing Company) of Claysburg, Pennsylvania, heads the list of GPO Top 50 Print Suppliers.
NPC was awarded $23 million in GPO printing in FY2010, compared to $29 million in FY2009 and to $35 million in FY2008 when it finished second to Monarch Litho of Montebello, California.
More than 1,700 print suppliers obtained GPO work during FY2010 . The value of all GPO work awarded to them during this period was $358 million compared to $425 million awarded in FY2009 and $421 million awarded in FY2008. Work done by the top 50 suppliers was valued at $223 million compared to $270 million during FY2009 and $287 million awarded in FY2008.
"Analyzing GPO work and spending trends is important to the services that we provide printer suppliers nationwide," said Deborah Snider, division president of Government Print Management -- a division of e-LYNXX Corporation. "Even though GPO outsourcing to the private sector is on the decline, we are seeing the growing importance of this work to printers that depend on government printing jobs to remain profitable. GPO work is essential during tough economic times, so we know private sector printer suppliers would welcome more work from GPO."
Success with GPO comes with experience, by following precisely GPO requirements and guidelines and by studying the GPO market. GPO is best developed as a dependable secondary market to offset commercial print that is slowing for many printers, Snider added. This is done by lowering prices to win GPO work to fill production gaps. Active GPO print suppliers increase their bottom line annual profitability from a national average of less than 3% to more than 14% when they bid low to consistently win work to fill downtime.