Competition Advocate


Competition Advocate Role
The Competition Advocate (CA) is responsible for promoting competition in the sourcing process to obtain best value for the U.S. Postal Service™ (USPS).
The CA is responsible for the following:

  • Challenging barriers to the competition of Postal Service™ requirements.
  • Assisting purchase/supply chain management teams in the development of effective SCM solutions and obtaining best value.
  • Providing independent advice to contracting officers (COs) regarding proposed noncompetitive purchases of $1M or greater.
  • Producing an annual report on noncompetitive purchasing activity.

More information regarding the competitive sourcing processes and the CA role is available within the Supplying Principles and Practices (SPP) PDF | HTM

Who the Competition Advocate Is
The USPS Competition Advocate is Donna L. Schoenbeck, Manager of Supply Chain Management Strategies, Supply Management. Mrs. Schoenbeck was designated as the USPS CA on July 30th, 2012 by Susan M. Brownell, Vice President, Supply Management. 

Competition Advocate Decisions

Listed below are recent reports issued by the Competition Advocate:

Fiscal Year 2016

  • Competition Report PDF

Fiscal Year 2015

  • Competition Report PDF

Fiscal Year 2014

  • Competition Report PDF | HTM

More Information

General information regarding the USPS Competition Advocate process is available via email at CompetitionAdvocate@usps.gov.

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