Statewide UPS Contract: Express Mail and Package Delivery

For more information about the Statewide UPS Contract, please contact Jeffrey Gibson (404 676-6776).

The State of Georgia and the United Parcel Service (UPS) have entered into a contract to provide incentives to state employees in the use of UPS services. The contract, effective May 2003, can be found at, Procurement, Statewide Contracts, #S-030645: Express Mail & Package Delivery. This contract offers substantial savings in discounts off regular UPS rates.

This table shows the delivery type, standard UPS rate, UPS discount percentage, and UPS discounted rate:

UPS Next Day Air Letter* (Delivery by 10:30am) $12.75 50% $6.38
1 lb. UPS Next Day Air (Delivery by 10:30am) $14.75 50% $7.38
1 lb. UPS Next Day Air Saver (Delivery by 3:00pm) $12.75 46% $6.88
1 lb. Second Day Delivery $7.20 30% $5.04
1 lb. Standard Delivery $3.39 15% $2.88

Implementing this contract will depend on the current setups throughout the state for UPS shipping and receiving. In the locations already having UPS accounts with daily pickups, providing the account numbers to Barbara Crummer at will qualify those sites for use of the agreement terms within five days. For new account setup, please use that same e-mail address. And in either case, Ms. Crummer will need:

  1. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources;
  2. your name;
  3. your location with full address;
  4. the approximate number of items you expect to send daily, weekly, or monthly.

 The latter will determine if UPS will service you by daily pickup, drop box, call up on the internet, or however; you will be advised of your options. Twin Towers associates are permitted to use the Towers Mailroom account by contacting them directly. You may ship through the mailroom, use the dropbox on the Balcony Level by 5pm for Express, or call up at 1-800-742-5877 or for Express, all using the one account number. As with all other Express carriers, a pickup fee will be assessed if you opt for call up.

Inasmuch as the Department of Administrative Services has declared this a mandatory contract, all authorized personnel are strongly urged to take full advantage of the provisions set forth in the contract. At UPS for customer service, ordering supplies, billing questions, and account set up please contact:

Barbara Crummer, Preferred Customer Associate

With a 24-hour advance notice, UPS is also offering reduced rates on mass mailings of flats, bound printed matter, and media mail with comparable First Class time in transit. For further information please contact:

Linda Van Zandt, UPS Mail Innovations




New E-Book, Georgia Parks and Natural Resources: A Guide For Educators, now available

Cover Image for E-book

An informative e-book, Georgia Parks and Natural Resources: A Guide For Educators, by Dr. Chris Greer, is now available as a free download.

Dr. Greer, a Professor of Instructional Technology at Georgia College in Milledgeville, worked closely with DNR's Office of Information Technology and Parks Division for over a year and a half to create this informative book.

This interactive downloadable E-book book takes a look at the incredible natural resources that can be found throughout the state of Georgia. 

Concentrating primarily on science and history, this media-rich book takes the reader inside various parks with text, images, and videos featuring scientists and interpretive rangers. 

The content is an excellent supplement to material that is being covered within K-12 classrooms across the state of Georgia.

Right now, the Georgia Parks and Natural Resources: A Guide For Educators e-book is available only download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. A version for Android and PC devices is forthcoming.

Example page in E-BookMulti-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Macintosh computer or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. 

To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

For more information, please visit this link: