Recovering from storms that continue to grow stronger in force causing devastation requires the help of small business who can act quickly. Understanding how these listings occur and work prior to their letting is critical to winning. GovAdvice has pulled together material for GovDirections members.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Community Development Block Grant Program is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. CDBG funds local activities and infrastructure development via statewide offices that focus on local communities or directly to the local government (cities, counties and other authorities). These agencies expend the funds via federal and state guidelines, but generally through their individual agency procurement offices.
State Agencies and Offices
Government contractors should register with the largest agencies in the regions they would like to win disaster recovery projects. While some project contracts such as debris removal, stabilization, and logistics may be issued very quickly or go to existing pre-approved contractors, other contracts such as building repair, furniture replacement, technology installations will generally be procured via a more standard process requiring public input. Local governments are likely to advance planned capital improvement projects and seek to maximize any state or federal matching dollars.
North Carolina - https://www.ncdps.gov/purchasing-logistics
Register in the NC E-Procurement system at http://eprocurement.nc.gov to be eligible for state contracts and to receive electronic requests for quotes for informal contract opportunities.
Register in the NC Vendor Link system at https://www.ips.state.nc.us/vendor/vendorPubMain.aspx to be listed in the State vendor directory and to receive email notification of new formal contract opportunities.
Read about State Emergency Management programs and procedures at www.ncdps.gov/Our-Organization/Emergency-Management.
GovDirections will work on all fronts to alert you to projects that not only help your company, but help your neighbors reconstruct from Harvey and Irma – two names likely to be retired because of their impact – now estimated to exceed $250 billion. Congress’ initial $15 billion package will most likely be followed by the largest infrastructure investment in modern times.