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USPS Sources Sought for Material Handling Services

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From the Federal Business Opportunities website:

The USPS on June 10, 2014, published a Sources Sought notice concerning
³CDF, TOP, STC Services,² which it said was to ³solicit
responses from interested suppliers to determine which are capable of
providing the potential services described for the following type
of material handling services: Consolidated Deconsolidated Facilities (CDF)
for Standard Mail; Terminal Handling Services
Optimization Program (TOP) for First-Class Mail Networks Programs; and
Surface Transfer Centers (STC). The USPS in its notice
listed 18 CDF locations, 10 TOP locations, and 4 STC locations. The due date
for responses was June 25, 2014.

The USPS in its notice described its CDF, TOP and STC facility concepts as
follows:

€ Consolidation Deconsolidation Facility (CDF): operation is to consolidate
or deconsolidate mail volume to/from a bed
loaded form into trailers to/from the host National Distribution Center
(NDC). The mail volume traveling on the CDF
network is primarily Standard Mail and Parcels. The following general
functions of loading/unloading trailers, transferring
mail from one trailer to another trailer, mail separation by type, size and
shape, record keeping, and electronic data
submissions, are critical to success. The CDF supplier shall implement an
integrated material handling system that provides
the required services in accordance with the terms and scope of the
contract.

€ Terminal Handling Service Surface Optimization Program (TOP) Facility:
services are to T-Stack or unload a TStacked
container of mail volume to/from a brick-layed form into Postal Service
empty equipment onto trailers to/from the
identified Postal facility serviced by the THS-Surface Operations Facility.
The mail volume traveling on the TOP network is
primarily First Class Mail and Small Parcels and Rolls (SPRs). The following
general functions of loading/unloading trailers,
transferring mail from one trailer to another trailer, adhering to required
separations, record keeping, and electronic data
submissions, are critical to success. The THS-SOF (TOP) supplier shall
implement an integrated material handling system
that provides the required services in accordance with the terms and scope
of the contract.

€ Surface Transfer Center (STC): provide a terminal link for the continued
on-time delivery of mail routed through the
postal surface transportation network. The supplier should provide terminal
handling services for loading and unloading of
mail or freight, mail drayage, mail sorting, maintenance and repair of
terminal handling equipment, and upkeep of the STC
facility as specified throughout the statement of work.

https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USPS/TP/NMTP/5B-14-A-0002/listing.html