How to Apply: Instructions for All Potential Transportation Service Providers

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Onboarding for the 2024 FEMA Tender of Service Program Year is now CLOSED. Please see below for important instructions and dates.

All potential Transportation Service Providers (TSPs) must follow this application process EVERY PROGRAM YEAR.

To be considered for the 2024 Tender of Service Program Year, all onboarding documentation will need to be successfully submitted by March 29, 2024.

Please visit our Forms & Documents page to see the entire collection of program documents and guides."

Important Dates

2023 Program Year Ends: June 30, 2024

2024 Program Year Begins: July 1, 2024

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How to Apply

  1. Current 1. Read Program Guidelines
  2. 2. Register on
  3. 3. Prepare Compliance Documents
  4. 4. TSP Registration Form
  5. 5. Upload Documents
  6. 6. Receive Approval

1. Carefully Read the Program Guidelines

Estimated time: Up to two hours

FEMA Standard Tender of Service (FEMA STOS)

Federal Emergency Management Agency Standard Tender of Service (FEMA STOS) provides the baseline rules for performing general freight services for federal agencies. This STOS provides the terms and conditions for transportation and related services for Freight of All Kinds (FAK) for shipments moved by truck, rail, air, water, or a combination of these modes. It applies to all rate tenders filed with FEMA. As a Transportation Service Provider (TSP) qualified to participate in providing freight transportation services, it is important to understand and carefully follow the contents of this document.

FEMA Uniform Rules Tariff (FEMA URT)

The purpose of the FEMA Uniform Rules Tariff (FEMA URT) is to articulate the business rules and accessorial charges applicable to Transportation Service Providers (TSPs) submitting rates in response to the FEMA Standard Tender of Service (STOS), the General Request for Offers (RFO), and One Time Only (OTO) Requests for Offers for transportation and logistics services. The rules and accessorial charges contained in this publication will govern the freight services of the TSP's tender, and will apply from, to, or between those points which are specified in the individual tender.

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After You Apply and Been Approved
Follow these next steps for getting started in the 2024 Standard Tender of Service (STOS) Program.

Important Dates


February 1Virtual Industry Day

STOS onboarding opens for ALL TSPs for the 2024 STOS Program Year

Reminder: ALL TSPs must apply annually
February 12Onboarding Q&A session
February 23Deadline to Receive TSP Registration Forms and LSCMS Access Control Forms for TSPs who are not 2023 FEMA-approved
March 6Onboarding Q&A session
March 29Onboarding closes for 2024 STOS Program Year
May 14 & 15Transportation Procurement training on how to submit rates during the Rate Filing Cycle
May 31 - June 14Rate Filing Cycle for all TSPs approved to provide Motor Freight services
June 302023 STOS Program Year officially ends; TSPS that did not re-apply are deactivated
July 12024 STOS Program Year begins
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