Each GPO regional office has developed a network of pre-approved vendors that provide small, quick turn-around services directly to Federal government agencies.
PubCom's training and consulting services are currently listed on 4 GPO SPAs:
Let us know if you transact business through other GPO regional offices. We can obtain a SPA through them, too.
Only services related to printing and publishing are covered by the GPO SPA. That includes electronic publishing, Acrobat PDFs, websites, and Section 508 accessibility.
Don't see what you need here?
Just drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll work with you to procure the service you need.
Each vendor, such as PubCom, becomes authorized by GPO to sell services or products directly to its government agency clients.
It's "simplified" because there is no need to go through a lengthy procurement process or contracts.
You simply order with us directly (and fill out GPO's SPA paperwork on your end). We provide the service, we process a small bit of paperwork to verify that it was provided, and then we bill GPO directly, not your agency. And GPO will then bill your agency through its normal channels (IPAC statements, deposit accounts, or credit card).
If the purchase is less than $1,000, the agency SPA purchaser calls any of the SPA vendors directly, negotiates prices, defines deliverables, and places the order with a GPO Work Order. No prerequisites, pre-approvals, competitive bids, contracts, nadda. It's that simple.
If the purchase is $1,000 or more, the agency purchaser must contact at least 3 SPA vendors for competitive bids.
Many of PubCom's services are under these limits, such as training classes, small consulting assignments, graphic design projects, and template design.
Check out PubCom's resources and tools compiled just for Federal Government agencies.
Visit GPO's SPA website for more information.
Or contact your regional GPO office to learn how you can become an authorized SPA purchaser.
"Superior training and very knowledgeable instructor.
"Just the best. This is stuff that we can really use."
— Government publisher