Government Contracting Resources
Doing Business with FEMA:
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is looking for businesses that are interested in selling or donating medical and/or non-medical supplies that will help in the fight against COVID-19. If you are interested in doing business with FEMA in response to this crisis, browse this document for some guidance. You can also go to the “How to Help” section on FEMA’s website.
If you are interested in supporting the response to COVID- 19 with your company’s goods and/or services, please submit your inquiry to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Procurement Action Innovative Response Team (PAIR) team at DHSIndustryLiaison@hq.dhs.gov.
FEMA’s Industry Liaison Program (ILP) connects suppliers with program offices in support of FEMA’s mission during disaster recovery efforts. To establish your business as a readily available supplier through FEMA’s ILP, fill out the vendor profile form and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org. Save completed form under the file name: Company Name_State_MMDDYY; ie: Best Vendor_DC_123117.
COVID-19 Joint Acquisition Task Force Industry Portal
The COVID-19 Joint Acquisition Task Force (JATF) has partnered with the Department of the Air Force to create an industry portal for companies to submit proposals to help with medical supplies and other innovative solutions to the current crisis.
Defense Pricing and Contracting Resources in Response to COVID-19
Here are some helpful links concerning the Defense Pricing and Contracting, the Department of Defense, and the CARES Act:
- Defense Pricing and Contracting COVID-19 Resource Page for Contractors
- Defense Acquisition Regulation Supplement 231.205-79
- Defense Pricing and Contracting Class Deviations
- Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act from Department of Defense
- CARES Act Frequently Asked Questions
DPAS information for emergency preparedness:
The purpose of DPAS is to assure the timely availability of industrial resources to meet current national defense and emergency preparedness program requirements and to provide an operating system to support rapid industrial response in a national emergency. Click here for more information and access to contractor training resources.
Contracting with the Department of Defense:
The Department of Defense has put together a nine-step process to walk you through the requirements and best practices to help businesses position themselves to do business with the DoD. Here are the highlights:
- Identify your Product or Service
- Obtain a Commercial and Government Entity Code (CAGE) or North Atlantic Treaty Organization Commercial and Government Entity (NCAGE) Code.
- Obtain a DUNS Number and Register in SAM.
- Explore Federal and DoD Programs with the Small Business Administration (SBA).
- Identify Current Federal and DoD Contract Opportunities at beta.SAM.gov
- Familiarize Yourself with Federal and DoD Contracting Regulations and Procedures.
- Look at Business Opportunities at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).
- Explore FedMall Contract Opportunities
- See Links to Other Useful Information
See the PDF document from the Department of Defense for more information on each step.