Use the Best Tools to Win GPO Work
Using tools designed for a specific job can make the difference between the job being completed successfully or not. That is certainly true with household projects. For starters, it helps to know where to find your tools, have them in one place and organized. When you need that Phillips-head screwdriver, you want to be able to put your hands on it and not waste time looking for it. Construction professionals depend on tools designed for specific jobs, and they keep them organized so they are easily accessible because time is money to them.
According to Deborah Snider, senior vice president of e-LYNXX Corporation, and president of its Government Print Management division, the same is true for printers seeking work through the United States Government Printing Office (GPO) which awards millions of dollars in federal government printing to private sector printers each year. Last year, the total was $358 million to more than 1,700 printers of all sizes across the United States.
Successful GPO printers, those that develop GPO as a profitable secondary market, do it with the aid of tools that are, in some cases, required and, in other cases, optional. The optional tools provide a competitive advantage. Snider recommended as the most comprehensive resource for printers seeking GPO work: www.e-lynxx.com/GPM/GPOBidServices/ProvenProfitBuildingModel.aspx. This site provides the steps for winning GPO work, including registering with GPO, identifying and targeting opportunities, developing pricing, and preparing and submitting bids. What this site does not provide, but what clients of Government Print Management do gain, is access to a secure online link that offers:
GPO PUBLICATIONS, FORMS AND CONTACTS: Rules, regulations and standards for printing federal documents are provided in detail in this tab on the site's opening page. To begin with, every printer seeking GPO work must be qualified to bid on work at one or more of five quality levels ranging from functional to museum quality. The printer can only bid in the categories for which it is qualified so it is important to work with GPO experienced print professionals who know how to get you qualified for the highest levels possible. Information on how to contact GPO officials also is given at this tab.