The scope of the award encompasses an additional 211 Delivery Bar Code Sorter (DBCS 6) machines to expand USPS’ fleet of letter sorting equipment. The company will provide installation and associated integrated logistics support services for the new machines in addition to carts used to transport trays of sorted mail. Production and installation of the DBCS 6 order is expected to be completed by December 1, 2007.
The DBCS is the most widely deployed mail-processing platform for letters within the Postal Service with more than 2000 machines operating nationwide. Almost every letter will pass through these machines several times as it makes its way through the postal network.
Need for the additional equipment is driven by the two million delivery points, comprising US households and businesses, which the Postal Service will be adding to its service over the next year.