FEMA Small Business Program

FEMA’s Small Business Program’s (SBP) mission is to assist small businesses in the pursuit of federal procurements. The SBP office actively engages with FEMA’s procurement personnel to ensure that small businesses have the maximum practicable opportunity to participate in contracts.

It also provides education opportunities to learn about the policies and procedures that affect small business federal contracting.  FEMA’s Small Business Program (SBP) is part of the DHS Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU).

Resources for Small Business Owners

In addition to visiting your local Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and registering in SAM.gov, you can also visit the Small Business Administration (SBA) to learn how to start your own business and to learn more about:

Resources for Contracting Opportunities

FEMA posts contracting opportunities on www.sam.gov and Unison Marketplace.

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View upcoming DHS opportunities for contracts over the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT) of $250,000:

Monitor the DHS forecasting system at Acquisition Planning Forecast System (APFS).

Category Management

DHS uses Category Management to increase acquisition efficiency, enhance mission performance, and increase spend under management. Find out about DHS's Strategic Sourcing Vehicles.

Department of Homeland Security's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)

Schedule a DHS Vendor Outreach Session to meet with Small Business Specialists from FEMA and other DHS Components.

Learn more about other DHS OSDBU Programs and Business Opportunities.

Small Business Frequently Asked Questions

Find responses to commonly asked questions from small business owners.

These are Small Business Administration (SBA) small business programs.

Sometimes FEMA will go to the open market to solicit educational services but the strategic sourcing vehicle, HCaTS, is a pre-positioned category management vehicle that FEMA is mandated to apply our requirements to before we can look at other options. HCaTS is a human capital and training vehicle at the federal level. 

You can visit DHS's webpage to learn about the Federal Acquisition Regulations related to unsolicited proposals. To submit an unsolicited proposal to FEMA, please send an email to fema-ocpo-unsolicited-proposal@fema.dhs.gov.

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FEMA Small Business Program
500 C Street, SW
Washington, DC  20472-3210

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