ECS has won a 7-year recompete U.S. Postal Service contract to support its Addressing and Geospatial Technologies Professional Support Services program. The contract is valued at $138 million.
“Every year, processing undeliverable-as-addressed mail costs the USPS upwards of $1 billion,” said John Heneghan, president of ECS. “With ECS’ support, the USPS AGT will be better equipped to help mailers improve address quality and optimize routing.”
“We’re excited for the opportunity to continue this decade-plus partnership and help the USPS provide our nation with reliable, affordable, universal mail service.”
The AGT program uses mapping technology to support visualization, analytics and other services throughout USPS. Under the contract, ECS will provide enterprise application and IT support for the program’s application development, geospatial analytics, database management, help desk and project management office. The company will also bring artificial intelligence tools that improve operational efficiency.
“Delivering the mail successfully and economically depends on the USPS AGT’s ability to produce addresses that are complete and correct,” said Deron Baker, vice president of enterprise solutions at ECS. “ECS’ industry-leading data professionals, engineers, and data scientists facilitate these critical services by creating and maintaining effective geospatial applications and enterprise data management solutions.”
USPS is adopting barcode automation for all U.S. mail, so ECS’ support will help advance providing mailers with top quality address products and services; and ensuring cost-effective, timely mail delivery.