Download the complete service offering doc format of central_mail_services_definition.doc


1. Description of Service

The Information Technology Division (ITD) provides Mail and Courier services to several state agencies around downtown Boston area. 

Central Mail Facility from the Boston McCormack Mailroom

  • Outgoing mail that is either picked up or dropped off at the Boston Central Mail Facility (CMF).  It is then metered with the appropriate postage and readied for pick up by the US Post Office.
  • Incoming mail is dropped off by the US Post Office.  This mail is sorted into bins for the McCormack Building only.
  • The McCormack Building incoming mail is delivered and outgoing mail is picked up twice a day for those customers who pay chargeback for this service.
  • The State House courier picks up and delivers interoffice mail and also picks up non-metered and inter-office mail coming back to the Boston Central Mail Facility.  State House customers who pay chargeback receive this service twice a day.
  • The courier makes multiple stops daily to pick up out going mail and inter-office mail.  The courier also delivers inter-office mail and production jobs for agencies that pay chargeback for this service.
  • Inter-office mail that comes to the McCormack mailroom throughout the day is put into bins for agencies that have an account with the McCormack mailroom.
  • Reports that are printed at Chelsea print room are delivered to the CMF mailroom and placed into the report bins.  This service is for agencies that have an account with the CMF McCormack mail room.
  • The Central Mail facility maintains a list of agencies that have an inter-office bin at the CMF.  The CMF also maintains instructions on how the non metered mail should be prepared for pickup or drop off and other various instructions.   

This service includes:

  • Metering outgoing mail, postage is provided by ITD and charged back to the customer.
  • Courier service in the downtown Boston area.
  • Delivery of incoming mail (McCormack location only), pickup and delivery of inter-office mail, and pickup of non-metered mail.
  • Prepare outgoing mail for pickup by the US Post Office.

Support services include:



2. Service Targets/Hours of Availability

Service Component


Boston Mail ServicesService availability hours are 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Friday excluding holidays.
Maintenance of equipmentVendor maintenance service provides 24x7onsite coverage, with a 4 hour onsite arrival of vendor to initiate component repair / exchange.
Incident Management*ITD Service Management Office has standard processes to manage incidents, requests and changes.

Outages or urgent issues should be reported by phone to receive the quickest response 1-866-888-2808.
Request Fulfillment*

Staff will respond to service requests during the hours of 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Friday excluding holidays. Customers can make requests through COMiT.

Emergency requests are approved by authorized customer contacts and must be opened as incidents to ensure they are acted on immediately out of normal business hours.

* Incidents, requests, or changes that are outside the scope of the defined service description or normal service hours will be direct charged to the customer.


3. Service Reporting

The following reporting information is provided to customers as part of this service:



Reporting Interval

Job Failure AlertCustomers are notified if mail issues occur.Customers are notified through established contact lists if a mail issue occurs.



4. Service Requests

COMiT Service Request*


Lead Time-Business Days

Interoffice Messenger Service

This is a request to implement interoffice mail distribution between Chelsea MITC and Boston Offices for State agencies. This service request includes:

  • Request to mail envelopes or packages
  • Pick up of daily interoffice and outgoing mail
  • Request for courier mail
  • Request for new Boston mail account
Lead time is based on specific request.

*For new service requests only. To manage existing requests, please log into COMiT.


5. Customer Responsibilities

The customer brings outgoing mail to the Central Mail Facility to be metered and sent to the US Post Office and picks up interoffice or incoming mail if not using the Central Mail Facility courier.

For your convenience, you may view a detailed list of customer responsibilities doc format of central_mail_services_definition.doc .



6. Chargeback Rate Information

For more information on Chargeback, including an overview of the program as well as current and previous fiscal year rates, please visit our Chargeback Services webpage.

Cost framework: Central Mail

1. Direct Charges to Customers

1A. Customer Specific - Costs Directly Charged to Customers
Total 1A. Customer Specific - Costs Directly Charged to Customers$0
Total 1. Direct Charges to Customers$0

2. Direct Dedicated Resources

2A. Direct Costs - Salaries (AA) and Fringe (DD), Contract (U05, HH)
Direct Costs - Salaries (AA) and Fringe (DD), Contract (U05, HH)6.00$300,362
Total 2A. Direct Costs - Salaries (AA) and Fringe (DD), Contract (U05, HH)6.00$300,362
2B. Hardware / Software / Contracts (UU, LL , etc)
-Other costs, Reclassifications, Adjustments, Postage-$558,136
- Automotive repairs and maintenance-Miscellaneous repairs to vehicles-$1,500
- Neopost, Inc.-Mail Equipment - WJ250 with mixed mail feeder, WJ Dynamic Scale, Power Stacker, Thermal Roll Tape Dispenser - 69 months lease (Will roll throughout term)-$20,642
- Neopost-Rate Pack Software Support-$1,905
Total 2B. Hardware / Software / Contracts (UU, LL , etc)$582,183
Total 2. Direct Dedicated Resources$882,545

3. Indirect Costs

3A. Allocated Shared Resources
Total 3A. Allocated Shared Resources$0
Total 3. Indirect Costs$0

4. Indirect Costs

4A. Shared ITD Data Center Services
  $ $0
Total 4A. Shared ITD Data Center Services   $0
Total 4. Indirect Costs$0

5. Allocated Costs

5A. Allocated Costs Not Specific to Service
Allocated Costs Not Specific to Service$139,772
Total 5A. Allocated Costs Not Specific to Service$139,772
Total 5. Allocated Costs$139,772

6. Management Adjustments

6A. Management Adjustments
Total 6A. Management Adjustments$0
Total 6. Management Adjustments$0

Grand Total: Print and Mail Services - Central Mail


7. Rates Pertaining to this Service

7A. Rates Pertaining to this Service
PRINT_AND_MAIL - Metered Mailing (CMF)-Bin Size (Level 1)SM1A0Meter + 22.0%487179.46$735,744
PRINT_AND_MAIL - Downtown Courier(CMF)-HourSM0G0$553132$73,040
PRINT_AND_MAIL - Report Bin(CMF)-Bin Size (Level 1)SM0B0$361260$45,232
PRINT_AND_MAIL - Inter-Office Pickup or Delivery(CMF)-Per MonthSM0E0$72192$13,785
PRINT_AND_MAIL - Daily Incoming Mail Bin(CMF)-Per MonthSM0D0$146804$117,440
PRINT_AND_MAIL - State House Courier(CMF)-Per MonthSM0F0$31172$22,371
PRINT_AND_MAIL - Inter-Office Mail Bin(CMF)-Bin Size (Level 1)SM0C0$111320$14,706
Total 7A. Rates Pertaining to this Service   $1,022,317


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Updated October 24, 2013
Reviewed May 29, 2014
Published August 14, 2009
Created March 25, 2009: Information provided by the Business Services Team