Government Printing Contract Discussions Underway

2012-03-20 09:22:37

Published on 2012-03-20 09:22:37

The wheels have been set in motion for a discussion on whether more printing contracts should be awarded to private companies by the government in the US.

A decision is due to be made by October which could see almost double the amount of central state-government printing contracts given to private companies, in a bid to save money.

The outsourcing of contracts would see costs for products such as toner cartridges and paper picked up by the companies rather than the state while it could also keep the private sector flush with work.

Work at the state printer alone accounts for over $8 million in bulk print spending.

Jeffery Beardemphl, president and majority owner of Print NW in Lakewood, told the Bellingham Herald: "That’s a ton of work for people in the private sector.

"There’s just no way that they [the state printer] can do that as efficiently as the private sector. They just don't."

Posted by Canzil Ahmed.

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