The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) works with other agencies and with contractors in advance of potential — and in the wake of — disasters and state emergencies. FEMA typically steps in when the disaster has caused a local or state authority to exhaust its resources. When it gets involved, it often turns to contractors to provide products (such as bottles of water) and services (such as construction).
In FY15, the Federal Emergency Management Agency issued 3,957 contracts, which had a combined value of more than $1.025 billion. Of these contracts, it awarded 318 without putting them out for bid. These 318 contracts were worth more than $87 million. Since 2011, the agency has awarded more than $18 billion in contracts. You can search for current FEMA opportunities here.
FEMA regularly steps in to help local and state authorities recover after hurricanes and other weather-related disasters, wildfires, tornadoes, and snowstorms. It also provides state and local governments with:
The Department of Homeland Security – which oversees this agency – will release solicitations and information about opportunities, and contractors with a current and active System for Award Management (SAM) Registration can respond to the solicitations and bid on performing the required work.
US Federal Contractor Registration helps clients complete and maintain their SAM Registration. It is also recommended that contractors complete a FEMA Vendor Profile and submit this to the FEMA Vendor Liaison Program. We provide both services for our clients. We also provide our clients with lists of FEMA opportunities and contact information for vendors who procure services and products for the Department of Homeland Security and for FEMA.
To learn more, call us at 877-252-2700 ext. 1.