SPECIAL NOTICE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2008—APPLICABLE TO ALL CONTRACTORS WISHING TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE (GPO)
Every contractor seeking to do business with the GPO must first complete and thereafter maintain the accuracy of its GPO Contractor Connection registration with the following mandatory taxpayer information boxes: “EIN/TIN #” (Employer Identification Number or Taxpayer Identification Number); “Subject to Backup Withholding” (See Form W-9, Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification); and, “Current W-9 Request” (See Form W-9). GPO will withhold payment of any invoices for work completed by any contractor who fails to provide these tax data in GPO Contractor Connection. Such invoices will be declared ineligible for payment until all requirements for payment, including providing these tax data in GPO Contractor Connection, have been satisfied.
All parties seeking to do business with the GPO should provide their tax data to Contractor Connection immediately. Withholding of invoice payment utilizing the tax data will commence on Tuesday, January 1, 2008.
Agency Strategic Teams (ASTs) currently provides online access to procurement information for applications, various procurement-related documents, general procurement information, and electronic postings of sealed bids by GPO offices nationwide. This online service provides quick and easy access to GPO procurement information by clicking on the links to the left.
To access all GPO procurement-related forms online, please visit the Select Forms & Standards for Printing Procurement page.
In the future, all applicable GPO procurements will be posted on the Web, and registered contractors will also be able to submit quotes online using the Contractor Connection Web site.