As Hurricane Matthew hurls toward the East Coast, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has begun compiling a checklist of supplies and services for registered contractors to provide in dealing with the powerful storm.
Services and products to stockpile comprise potable water, construction services and telecommunications services. Conference or ballroom space to support groups of 300 to 500 people is also on the list in anticipation of possible large-scale evacuation.
Hurricane Matthew was classified as a powerful Category 4 hurricane Thursday was expected to make landfall in Florida before continuing up the East Coast.
FEMA clarified that in order to function as an approved contractor, potential vendors must not only have a System for Award Management Registration, but also be registered with FEMA in advance, requiring separate filing.
Florida-based US Federal Contractor Registration is standing by to help businesses register with FEMA and can be reached at 877-252-2700, ext. 1 or by visiting https://uscontractorregistration.com/.
Unlike other federal agencies, FEMA is exempt from a competitive bidding requirement and is authorized to award contracts as needed before, during and after emergencies. US Federal Contractor Registration, located in St. Petersburg, is the world’s largest third-party government registration firm.