POSTAL SERVICE

Post Office allegedly awards $1.3B in non-competitive contracts

According to a recently published inspector general’s audit, over the past few years, the U.S. Postal Service has purchased $1.3 billion worth of services non-competitively, according to Federal Times.

The postal service allegedly spent $210 million without the appropriate documentation that authorizes a sole-sourced approach. Employees were reported to have been unaware of the policy, Federal Times reported.

The post office defended $5.4 million of that spending, saying that it was used for “technology infrastructure” purchases, Federal Times reported.

Reader Comments

Fri, Sep 27, 2013

We don't follow the rules to keep costs down....So now we want a rate increase....The lunatics are running the asylum

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