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Doing Business with FEMA

NOTE: This session was recorded on October 5th 2022.

This recorded session includes the session video, handouts, presentation and links to the Monday Roundtables. This Package is valid for 30 days.

Briefing Overview

During national emergencies like hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico, floods in Michigan, and fires in California, standard procurement processes are waived as FEMA turns to pre-registered, pre-qualified vendors for support. With hundreds of billions allocated to disaster relief and recovery through 2022 and 2023, FEMA has an unprecedented need for qualified contractors in support of FEMA’s recovery mission.

FEMA currently has disaster recovery efforts throughout the US as a result of COVID as well as specific emergency recovery operations in Texas, the Midwest, Southeast, California, and Puerto Rico. Businesses that can provide emergency products and services, construction services, logistics, and supplies are encouraged to attend.

Briefing Agenda

1:00 PM – Topical Overview

  • Who is FEMA
  • FEMA Spending
  • FEMA Operations

1:05 PM – Introductions & Briefing Controls

1:10 PM – FAR 18.000 Authorities for Emergency & Disaster Acquisition

1:15 PM – FEMA Mission & Organizational Structure

1:25 PM – FEMA Emergency and Recovery Support Functions

1:30 PM – Questions & Answers

1:35 PM – Registering Your Company with FEMA

1:40 PM – Other Disaster Recovery Support Agencies

1:45 PM – Marketing Your Company to FEMA

1:55 PM – Questions & Answers

2:00 PM – Additional Resources

Briefing Speakers

Dave Lowe

Dave Lowe | Founder & CEO | isiFederal LLC

Dave Lowe helps organizations thrive and grow their federal business by doing the right things, the right way, at the right time. Since 2009, the isiFederal team has helped clients win more than $510M in direct and indirect federal sales. David facilitates breaking down the federal marketing process into manageable, measurable steps and implementing a proactive strategy to proactively build companies’ value to federal buyers and other stakeholders. isiFederal provides best-in-class buyer intelligence, federal marketing, and federal sales support for clients around the world.

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