- Project Title:
- Domestic Preference in Vehicle Contracts
- Start Date:
- Monday, November 13, 2017
- Estimated Report Release Date:
- May 2018
A domestic end product is a product mined or produced in the United States or a product whose component costs are more than 50 percent procured within the United States. When purchasing supplies, the U. S. Postal Service must evaluate proposals offering other than domestic end products.
The USPS is investing in the delivery fleet to replace its older high maintenance vehicles. The USPS purchased light duty delivery vans in FYs 2015 and 2016, which replaced 12,472 minivans that were over their 10-year life expectancy. Also, it has begun the Next Generation Delivery Vehicles acquisition process to replace the Right-Hand Drive, Long Life Vehicles, and Flexible Fuel Vehicles.
- How important is it for the USPS to include a domestic preference requirement in vehicle contracts?
- Would the USPS purchasing vehicles and vehicle parts from other than domestic sources impact the Postal brand?