COLUMBIA, SC--(Marketwired - October 12, 2016) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency released on October 12 a solicitation for armed guard services in the vicinity of Columbia, South Carolina on Friday, October 14.
FEMA also in this solicitation notes that it may require contractor to provide armed guard services at other parts of South Carolina at a later date.
For this solicitation, FEMA intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. All responsible offerors that respond to this solicitation must submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com.
FEMA released this solicitation in anticipation of potential emergency response requirements. It notes that agencies involved in response planning should consider awarding emergency response contracts before a major disaster or emergency occurs to ensure immediate response and relief. The contracts should be structured to respond to immediate emergency response needs, and should not be structured in any way that may inhibit the transition of emergency response work to local firms.
42. U.S.C. requires that agencies performing response, relief, and reconstruction activities transition to local firms any work performed under contracts in effect on the date on which the President declares a major disaster or emergency, unless the head of such agency determines in writing that it is not feasible or practicable. This determination may be made on an individual contract or class basis.
FEMA intends to give preference to vendors based in South Carolina, in accordance with Stafford Act Section 307. In order to be eligible for preference, sellers must have their primary business location as stated in SAM.gov in South Carolina per Stafford Act and FAR 6.6.
The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 561612 with a small business size standard of $20.5 million. Only certified small businesses may submit bids, which are due by no later than October 13, 2016 at 11 a.m. EST.
Responses must be submitted by e-mail to Clientservices@fedbid.com.
To receive the contract, contractors must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) database, and have as part of the Registration all current Representations and Certifications.
US Federal Contractor Registration, the world's largest third-party government registration firm, completes this required Registration on behalf of its clients. It also makes available information about opportunities like this, as well as training on how to locate, research, and respond to opportunities.
For more information, to get started with a SAM registration, or to learn more about how US Federal Contractor Registration can help your business succeed, call 877-252-2700, ext. 1.