The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):
Pamela M. McClam, Procurement Analyst
Small Business Specialist/AAP Coordinator
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer
Acquisition Policy and Legislation Division
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
See FEMA’s Quick Start Process for Vendors, or refer to: http://www.fema.gov/about-industry-liaison-program. Vendors may also contact Pamela McClam via her Small Business mailbox at: FEMA-SB@fema.gov. Additional liaison contacts can be found on FEMA’s website.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Specialists - http://www.dhs.gov/small-business-specialists (look for FEMA point of contact)
DHS Industry Communication Liaisons – http://www.dhs.gov/department-homeland-security-industry-liaisons - (look for FEMA point of contact)
Contractors who want to help in rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy: email FEMA-SB@dhs.gov or call (202) 646-7905
Disaster Contracting—from FEMA: Pamela McClam
“ ..FEMA assumes the lead agency role when disaster declarations are declared at the Federal level. In this role, FEMA coordinates with other Federal partners, state and local governments and the private sector to procure life-sustaining commodities and services for the welfare of the disaster survivors. FEMA relies on the Logistics Management Directorate (LMD) to maintain and deliver life-saving commodities in support of the all hazards mission. Central to this concept are the Initial Response Resources (IRR) that are ready to be deployed to relieve the suffering of disaster survivors. These items consist of: Water, Meals, Cots, Tarps, Blue Roofing Sheeting, Blankets, Infant and Toddler Kits, consumable and durable medical supplies and generators. These items are intended to sustain lives and prevent further property damage during an emergency or disaster.
In state emergency disaster declarations, FEMA assumes a support role and stands ready to assist the states where needed. To assist with cleanup after disasters occur, reach out to the Corps of Engineers and the states. They are responsible for debris removal and cleanup.”
..“FEMA does establish temporary housing sites for disaster survivors, when necessary, and typically procures haul and install and deactivation services for these units. In the instance that FEMA is procuring the products/services, every effort must be made to procure capabilities from vendors that reside in or primarily does business in the disaster-impacted areas in compliance with the Robert T. Stafford Act, Section 307. When local vendors cannot provide the capabilities or all available sources have been exhausted, FEMA may expand its geographical search. However, the expanded search may remain within the respective states where disasters have occurred. As efforts transition to long-term recovery, rebuilding of communities and other infrastructure becomes the responsibility of the states and local entities, and homeowners. Federal funding may be available to assist with these efforts based on the parameters of the declaration... We also recommend that you explore the following options, as applicable, for seeking contract opportunities with the Federal Government, including FEMA. Many of the options below also provide information on seeking state and local contracts. “
- Contact FEMA’s Small Business Office regarding small business goals and criteria at FEMA-SB@dhs.gov .
- Debris removal businesses should register at the Debris Removal Contracting Registry at https://asd.fema.gov/inter/drcr/home.htm
- Vendors interested in providing housing solutions should visit the Joint Housing Solution Group’s Housing Assessment Tool (HAT) at: https://asd.fema.gov/inter/hat
Other web sites from FEMA:
- To become a certified NFIP Adjusters, please access this link: http://www.nfipiservice.com/training/adjustercert.html
- Desire to extend your facility to house FEMA qualified disaster survivors, sign up on-line at: http://ela.corplodging.com using the Hotel Enrollment section. Vendor assistance call center contact information may also be found at: https://ela.corplodging.com/contactus.php The Call Center may also be contacted via phone 866.545.9865, via fax 866.362.0740 or via email email@example.com
State Emergency Management Offices:
You may want to contact the State Emergency Management Offices responding to Hurricane Sandy. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is working with those offices as well as other disaster responders.
For a listing of ALL State Emergency Management Offices, the web site is www.fema.gov and click on the “Select a State” map
State Emergency Management Offices:
Subcontracting Opportunities with FEMA Prime Contractors:
Below is a listing of some FEMA Prime Contractors. If you are interested in Hurricane Sandy subcontracting opportunities or subcontracting opportunities in general, please visit these web sites and/or email the person listed. Some websites will bring you directly to the company Supplier & Contractor Registration Page.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE):
Charles W. Mason, MSG, USA
Hurricane Recovery – Requirement Information
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
New York District
ALandT Contracting NCO
RFO New York
Become a member of the Corps of Engineers Contractor Registries
If you are interested in performing disaster response and recovery work such as debris removal the COE website is: http://www.usace.army.mil
Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) – http://www.fbo.gov
To find Federal business opportunities; you can search by inserting Hurricane Sandy in the search box.
http://www.USA.gov Click on “Hurricane Sandy Recovery”. Then click on “Government Contracting” and it will take you to the Emergency Response page with GSA listed.
General Services Administration – http://www.gsa.gov
The New York City (NYC) Webpage – including Hurricane Sandy Relief - www.nyc.gov
The Mayor of NYC started a reconstruction program called “New York City Rapid Repair” to deploy general contractors who will oversee construction related work.
There are 3 ways to register: visit a restoration center, call the 311 information line or register on line. If you click on the web site www.nyc.gov you will find detailed information on the program and how to register as a contractor and as a property owner.
New York State Office of General Services - http://www.ogs.ny.gov
Click on the Design and Construction Opportunities link which will bring you to a Special Notices section with a Hurricane Sandy listing of pre-approved vendors. To become a pre-approved vendor click on the contractor opportunities in the design and construction opportunities section, then click on emergency contracting.
New Jersey State Office—Hurricane Sandy information can be found at http://www.state.nj.us/njbusiness
click on “Sandy Contract Resources and Information”.
You can also search the Internet for Hurricane Sandy procurement opportunities to find private organizations that have posted job opportunities.