CSC wins two deals with struggling USPS

By Freddie Pierce
Computer Sciences Corporation will be part of a lifesaving rescue attempt of the struggling United States Postal Service. CSC, an American IT and busin...

Computer Sciences Corporation will be part of a lifesaving rescue attempt of the struggling United States Postal Service.

CSC, an American IT and business services company, was awarded two seven-year contracts from the USPS this week. The seven-year contracts are reportedly each three-year base deals with a pair of two-year options, and are valued up to $83.2 million.

The company will provide support to the USPS Mail Transport Equipment Service Centers (MTESCs) in Lakeville, Minn. And Barrington, N.J., helping the federal mail service manage their logistics operations.

MTESCs are facilities that help manage transport, equipment inventory, repair, storage and distribution for the postal services’ clients. The deal means that CSC now operates nine of the 15 USPS MTESC facilities.

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“We’re proud to play a key role in USPS efforts to improve operations, support cost-cutting efforts, transform business and reduce environmental impact,” Alan Weakley, president of CSC North American Public Sector’s Applied Technology Group said.

“Our global footprint in both private and public sectors, combined with our service to just about every U.S. government agency, gives us a unique ability to address our customers’ challenges and provide the right solutions – properly and efficiently implemented.”

The United State Postal Service has been losing billions of dollars because of a declining market share, thanks to competitors FedEx and UPS. The company lost $8 billion in 2010, and some are speculating that the companies’ financial problems are so deep that the federal service could default on its life raft loans in October.

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