US Federal Contractor Registration: Preparing for FEMA Contracts in 2015 is a Key Contracting Factor

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FEMA releases major disaster report review for the 2014 year. US Federal Contractor Registration is reminding business owners to become properly registered FEMA contractors to help with disaster relief efforts.

On January 6th, 2015, the Small Business Administration (SBA) distributed a press release discussing ways for businesses to prepare for natural disasters. It mentions some of the major disasters that caused the most property damaged during the 2014 year. After a full review of the yearly damage report, it was determined that the floods in Michigan, New York, Oregon, New Mexico, Arizona and California caused the most overall damage. While businesses should always be prepared for sudden disasters with the necessary insurance, US Federal Contractor Registration is reminding business owners to become properly registered FEMA contractors to help with disaster relief efforts.

When a natural disaster occurs, FEMA and other government procurement officers will award sole source contacts, or better known as no bid contracts to businesses that are prepared for these opportunities. These no bid contracts are awarded immediately to businesses that are on the site of the disaster. These selected contractors do not have to go through the normal sealed bidding process and can get right to work with a guaranteed contract. Businesses must have documented Past Performance, be a registered government contractor in System for Award Management (SAM), and have submitted an Industry Liaison Program Vendor Profile to FEMA to accept FEMA contracts.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) spends approximately $1 billion every year on government contracts to registered federal contractors. Contractors must become registered in System for Award Management (SAM) prior to applying to become a FEMA contractor. US Federal Contractor Registration has streamlined the government registration process by assigning a Case Manager and Government Acquisition Specialist to every interested vendor. Businesses that are unfamiliar with the government registration process have been contacting US Federal Contractor Registration to become registered in SAM and approved as an official FEMA contractor. Businesses can call the Contractor Hotline at (877) 252-2700 Ext 1 to qualify for government contracting and submit their business as a FEMA contractor to aid in disaster relief efforts.

Vendors who promote their FEMA contractor status through government marketing have a better chance at being awarded a contract. US Federal Contractor Registration encourages businesses to become registered and begin marketing their business to procurement officers across the nation. The Simplified Acquisition Program not only prepares businesses for the federal marketplace but aligns their business with actual government buyers that have a history of purchasing related services. The Simplified Acquisition Program will help discover available contracting opportunities, view previously awarded contracts in a specific industry, and find spending growth in specific government agencies. Every contractor will also receive a government-formatted website, a profile in Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS), a complete Government Business Plan with direct access to Buyers and Prime Vendors, Monthly Email Bid Notifications, System for Award Management (SAM) Registration, and year-long contract support.

Does your business qualify for government contracting? Vendors can call Acquisition Specialist Peter Lanore at (877) 252-2700 Ext 751 to determine if their business qualifies for government contracting and begin the enrollment process in the Simplified Acquisition Program. Vendors can visit http://www.simplifiedacquisitionprogram.org/ to read in-depth details on the Simplified Acquisition Program.

Businesses that would like to learn more about involvement in FEMA contracts can visit http://femacontracts.com/.

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