UPS Services and Solutions for Federal Agencies


UPS helps federal agencies maximize efficiencies, streamline processes, advance sustainability goals and deliver new levels of service through their supply chains.

As a long-time GSA-awarded contractor, UPS has a history of working with federal agencies. Specifically, we help federal agencies gain advantages through their supply chains in the following areas:

  • Efficiency
    • UPS provides the broadest range of air and ground small package and freight services so that customers can meet time-sensitive needs while choosing the most efficient form of transportation
    • UPS automated shipping reduces repeated data entry, enables online air bill creation, and provides centralized control and customizable user access
    • Electronic billing and filing accelerates cash flow by simplifying the analysis and allocation of charges
    • UPS customized reporting allows agencies to easily track spending to improve accountability, identify trends and eliminate redundancies
  • Sustainability
    • UPS has more than 3,100 alternative-fuel/technology fleet vehicles, carbon-neutral shipping and paperless billing options to support agency green initiatives
    • A verified third party tracks and analyzes the carbon footprint of UPS customers’ shipments
    • A recognized leader in sustainable logistics, UPS’s commitment to transparency means enabling agency compliance with Executive Order 13514 and lowering scope 3 emissions, which are reported in customers’ shipping calculations
    • UPS scored 99 out of 100 on the 2013 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index
  • Technology & Visibility
    • Free and easy-to-use UPS shipping and tracking software provides 100% visibility of shipments which reduces status calls and increases agency satisfaction
    • A single technology platform interface covers all transportation modes
    • In-transit visibility improves time management and flexibility with proactive notification of key shipping benchmarks from pickup to delivery
    • UPS provides on-site training and support for technology solutions
  • Cost Management
    • Under DDS2, UPS rates are up to 25% below current GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) rates

Fast Facts

  • Deliver more than 16.3 million shipments daily, servicing more than 220 countries and territories
  • Ground fleet of nearly 100,000 vehicles, with more than 2,600 of those alternative fuel or advanced technology
  • Operate one of the world's largest airlines, flying 982 international flight segments daily and serving more than 346 international airports
  • More than 811 distribution facilities in 120 countries, exceeding 33.5 million square feet of warehouse space


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