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Instructions for All Potential Transportation Service Providers

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

Program years begin every May 1 and end April 30.

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Onboarding for the 2022 FEMA Tender of Service Program Year is now CLOSED. The opening date for onboarding for the 2023 Program Year will be announced soon.

The last day FEMA will accept completed AND CORRECTLY FILLED OUT OUT LSCMS-C Access Control Forms (step 4) is January 6, 2023. That means that some TSP applications (especially for new TSPs) should begin these steps no later than December 19, 2022, in order to complete the process successfully within the onboarding window.

You must upload all required documents (step 5) by January 31, 2023 to be considered for the 2023 program year.

How to Apply

  1. Actuel 1. Read Program Guidelines
  2. 2. Register on
  3. 3. Prepare Compliance Documents
  4. 4. Request LSCMS-C Account
  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 as a Transportation Service Provider, follow these next steps for getting started in the 2023 Standard Tender of Service (STOS) Program.