FedEx was the U.S. Postal Service’s largest contractor in fiscal year 2012 in a list of the agency’s Top 150 suppliers compiled and released today by Husch Blackwell’s Postal Service Contracting practice group. This marks a decade of Federal Express Corporation holding the No. 1 spot on the list. The next largest USPS supplier is military mail shipper Kalitta Air. Six of the Postal Service’s top ten suppliers served the agency’s transportation needs. The list is compiled annually by David P. Hendel, a partner in the firm whose government contracts practice focuses on Postal Service contracting matters.
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Procurement spending by the U.S. Postal Service declined slightly in 2011, but capital spending was anemic, according to the agency’s recently released Form 10-K report. Capital expenditures experienced a 15% drop from 2010 levels. This comes on top of a 24% decline in capital spending a year ago.  Transportation spending was once again the leading procurement category, totaling $6,389 million — an increase of $511 million, or 8.7%, compared to 2010.  More expensive fuel accounted for much of this increase, as diesel fuel prices rose 26.6% from a year ago.Continue Reading Postal Service FY 2011 spending declines slightly; capital spending anemic