Print Industry Leader Calls for More Federal Government Work to Private Sector Printers
If the GPO were to move all of its print to the private sector, printers would at least double the government work that they are doing now. That could save taxpayers more than a hundred million dollars to start while pumping much needed revenue into the economy. If waivers were reexamined and in-house operations closed except for intelligence work, on-ship print shops, oversees shops, and that which is absolutely requisite for the exigency of certain operations, then government costs would go down by billions according to Gindlesperger's estimates — likely $100 billion to $300 billion over 10 years — enough to make a dent in such necessities as health care.
"Our President talks about change. Here is his opportunity to save some real money. Nothing could be simpler. No act of Congress required. The President simply orders Executive Agencies to close non-exigent in-house print operations and follow the law that requires GPO to manage federal government print. Then Congress directs GPO to buy not make," Gindlesperger said.
Congressional oversight of GPO is handled through the bi-partisan Congressional Joint Committee on Printing. The Joint Committee can readily call for strict enforcement of Title 44 and insist that GPO be more vigilant about adhering to private sector bidding requirements as they are already set forth by Congress. "Were the President to shutter agency in-house print plants, except those that cannot be replaced by private sector efforts, results would follow immediately. Federal government costs for print would go down, quality and service would go up, the print industry would be stabilized, private sector printers would earn profit and pay taxes, and the savings would lessen the budget deficit - substantially," Gindlesperger concluded..
About William Gindlesperger
William Gindlesperger is a nationally recognized entrepreneur, inventor, author and consultant in print and procurement. He founded ABC Advisors and its successor, e-LYNXX Corp., in 1975. Under Gindlesperger’s leadership the firm has grown into the recognized profit enhancement leader. Print buyers and suppliers alike have benefited from his insight and innovation.