St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) March 05, 2012
US Federal Contractor Registration is calling for disaster relief contractors to get registered and help FEMA’s disaster relief efforts following devastating storms and tornadoes last week.
Damage from the severe storms could be seen across the Southern and Midwestern United States. The death toll was last reported at 39 and preliminary damage estimates are in the tens of millions of dollars.
Many regions hit by this most recent severe storm system were still recovering from last year’s record breaking tornado outbreak. The Joplin tornadoes left 160 dead and billions of dollars in damage.
Business owners across many industries are urged to prepare for current and upcoming contracting opportunities to aid in disaster relief and rebuilding efforts. While the biggest demands are for debris removal, construction services and emergency supplies, other industries are also needed to help FEMA fulfill its goals. Interested businesses should get registered as soon as possible so they don’t miss out on FEMA contracting opportunities.
In order to qualify for any federal contracts, vendors must obtain a DUNS number and have completed their CCR registration and ORCA filing. To qualify for FEMA contracts, businesses must also complete a FEMA Vendor Profile. Vendors are also strongly encouraged to complete their Dynamic Small Business Search profile. Failure to complete all these steps prior to bidding may cause costly delays or even result in losing a contract award to another business.
In order to bid on and work government contracts, businesses must obtain a DUNS number and must complete CCR and ORCA registration. Successful contractors also develop aggressive government marketing plans which include the creation of a profile on government websites such as the SBA’s Dynamic Small Business Search and automated bid notifications to their email. Eric Knellinger, President of US Federal Contractor Registration, is strongly encouraging small businesses to ensure their registration is complete and correct so they don't miss out on the new opportunities available in government contracting. Information on how to win federal government contracts can be requested through the Contractor Helpline at (877) 252-2700 ext 1.
Unfortunately, many vendors who try to complete their CCR registration on their own run into problems. The Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center has reported that nearly 20% of all current CCR records contain errors or omissions. Judy Bradt has stated that in order to win their first contract, most businesses spend an average of 20 months and $100,000 marketing their business to contracting agencies. Problems with CCR and ORCA will cost those businesses even more time and money as even simple mistakes can disqualify a vendor from a contract award or even result in fines and punitive actions.
To help small businesses avoid costly errors, US Federal Contractor Registration is offering a free evaluation and review of vendors’ government registration, including their CCR registration and ORCA filing. During the evaluation, a Placement Specialist will review the company’s government contractor registration to ensure it is complete, contains the correct information and is optimized to help them win government contracts. To receive this free evaluation, interested businesses should contact the toll free Contractor Helpline at (877) 252-2700 ext 1. Placement Specialists can also prepare a free government contracting profitability assessment to help business owners review government spending trends within their industry and identify current contracting opportunities.
To help businesses quickly prepare for FEMA contracts, US Federal Contractor Registration now helps their clients complete the FEMA Vendor Profile, in addition to assisting them with their CCR and ORCA registration. US Federal Contractor Registration’s government marketing services include the creation of a Dynamic Small Business Search profile for the vendor as well.
US Federal Contractor Registration is the official third-party registration firm. We offer businesses the option to work with a case manager to complete and maintain their CCR registration and ORCA filing for one year, as well as complete their FEMA Vendor Profile so they can qualify for FEMA contracts. To get more information on FEMA contracts available for your business and request a free FEMA packet, call our Contractor Helpline at (877) 252-2700 ext 1 or visit our website at https://femacontracts.com/.
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