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                Doing Business with FEMA – Hurricane Katrina

Contracting Opportunities: If your business constituents have questions regarding
contracting opportunities with FEMA in support to the Hurricane Katrina response and
recovery operations, we strongly suggest you direct them to the appropriate website. The
websites and contact numbers are:

      Doing Business with FEMA - http://www.fema.gov/ofm/business.shtm . FEMA acquires
       the services of independent contractors in accordance with the Federal Acquisition
       Regulation, through sealed bidding or negotiations. FEMA also accepts unsolicited
       proposals for product and services. You may call FEMA’s acquisition voice message
       system at (202) 646-4006 for more information concerning business solicitations.
       This web-site provides information to businesses develop their marketing strategies, and is
       intended to save valuable time by explaining the Agency's mission, needs and buying
       practices.

      In general, proposals must include the following information:
               Company name
               Business address
               Contact information
               Type of service or product offered
               Type of equipment
               Number of workers being provided
               Cost for service or product
               Whether the company is volunteering services

      Disaster Contracting Network - www.dcnonline.org or call FEMA’s acquisition
       management voice message system at 202-646-4006 to request information on disaster
       contracting.
      Mobile Homes/Travel Trailers - Vendors who deal with transport of and/or setup of mobile
       homes and travel trailers should fax their vendor information to 202-646-3846, Attn:
       Contracting. For additional information, call Brian McCreary at 202-646-3857.
      RV Lots/land – send email directly to FEMA’s contractor, hester.sofranko@ieminc.com
      Temporary Roofing and Debris Removal - Call US Army Corp of Engineers
           o LA and MS call 601-631-5814
           o AL and FL call 813-783-1132, POC is Ben Turner
      Housing inspections (post rebuilding) – Steve Tickner, 540-542-7839
      Blue Tarping/Blue Roofing – Alex Roberts, 202-646-3760
You may also contact County offices of emergency management, especially to offer clean-up
services.

        Alabama: http://www.ema.alabama.gov/
        Florida: Disaster Contractors Network at http://www.dcnonline.org/.
        Louisiana: http://www.ohsep.louisiana.gov
        Mississippi: http://www.mema.state.ms.us

FEMA locates qualified small businesses through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s
Pro-net. You may register with Pro-Net on the SBA’s website (www.sba.gov).

                 Additional Government Contracting Resources

   Commercial vendors seeking federal markets for their products and services can search,
    monitor and retrieve opportunities solicited by the entire federal contracting community.
    Please visit the Federal Business Opportunities home page (Fed Biz Opps) at
    www.fbo.gov.

    At the home page, you may register your business capabilities to assist in the Hurricane
    Katrina Disaster relief efforts under the heading “Hurricane Katrina Emergency
    Contracting Information.” You can also find contracting business opportunities by
    searching open solicitations for services and bids. See “Find Business Opportunities”
    on the home page.

   Contractors may wish to also visit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website, under
    “Hurricane Katrina Disaster Resource Management” at
    www.lrl.usace.army.mil/disasterequip/. This site allows contractors to register for sub-
    contracting opportunities and emergency solicitations.

Other General Contractor Registers:

       Central Contractor Registration – www.ccr.gov
       National Contractor Registry – www.nationalcontractors.com

				
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