Federal, State, and Local: Vendor & Services Needed during a Disaster
Sandy: The Government Needs You Now
It's unfortunate that it takes a natural disaster to bolster business in the
government marketplace, but it's the truth. Sandy, our most recent destructive
visitor has left much of the northeast in ruins. Many state and local agencies
can purchase directly through the General Services Administration (GSA) when
disaster strikes, doing so enables closing the deal quickly and getting the
contract underway asap. President Obama said he doesn't want any red-tape to
slow down recovery projects. Timeliness is crucial, and the lengthy bid process
has to be circumvented to address the urgency. Sandy won't be the last storm to
pound us, we all know- there's more to come. Get in line now, if you are too
late to sell yourself for this recovery, position yourself to assist the
government next time. At this rate, next time is right around the corner.
More information for GSA Schedule holders - GSA Disaster Recovery
Program Register with FEMA -
Recovery work for Sandy with generally go to contractors who currently have
relationships with FEMA. Subcontracting is always an option, locate the primes
while you are doing the leg work to create relationship for future business
If your business is certified under one of the government's small business
preference programs, the primes are looking for you. This
list of prime contractors for the Department of Homeland Security including
primes working for FEMA.
One thing is certain, the government is always open for business, let them
know you are out there and always ready to sell.