The Industry Liaison Program is the one point of entry for vendors seeking to do business with FEMA. Vendors seeking to do business with FEMA should be registered in System for Award Management (SAM), previously known as Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database. The program coordinates vendor presentations with program offices and Industry Days, conducts market research, responds to informal Congressional requests, and performs vendor analysis reporting.
Industry Liaison also maintains an enterprise-wide repository – used to supplement market research for Contracting Officers – of vendors who contact FEMA. Staffed with a help desk, the program processes and routes vendor profile data to the appropriate FEMA program offices, including the Small Business Office, for follow-up.
Some of the program's goals include:
- Implement business provider alliances between vendors and the acquisition community that will assist FEMA in the preparedness, protection, response, recovery and mitigation of disasters
- Leverage vendor capabilities and industry best practices, to assist FEMA in providing timely support to constituents impacted by a disaster
- Provide vendor-supporting industry partners greater visibility into FEMA's requirements
- Foster knowledge sharing between FEMA acquisitions and vendors
- Provide greater opportunities for local businesses, in accordance with the Stafford Act, in support of FEMA's mission
How to do Business with FEMA
Vendors should do the following:
- Register their business with the System for Award Management (SAM) at www.sam.gov. Please direct questions regarding the registration process to the Federal Help Desk at 866-606-8220.
- Submit a completed FEMA Profile to the Industry Liaison Support Center. To obtain a Vendor Profile Form, you may click here or request a form via email. To get a copy of our Program’s Fact Sheet for reference, you may click here. All Vendor Profile requests submission and inquiries may be directed to FEMA-Industry@fema.dhs.gov. Vendor information will be forwarded to the appropriate program office(s) and/or Contracting Officer(s), when applicable. Submission of a Vendor Profile is strictly voluntary.
- Search the Federal Business Opportunities website at www.fbo.gov for Federal procurement opportunities.
Thank you for your interest in doing business with FEMA!