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Transportation Programs

The FEMA Tender of Service Program allows FEMA to schedule and book transportation with pre-approved private sector Transportation Service Providers (TSPs). FEMA invites TSPs serving any mode of transportation (air, maritime, rail, or trucking) to register with the Program to become a FEMA-Approved TSP. Please carefully review this site for information regarding requirements for Program participation and registration instructions. You may contact the FEMA Tender of Service Program directly at if you have questions or need additional information.


Truck Transportation Service Providers: The 2020 FEMA General RFO is now available!

You may access a copy of the RFO under “Forms and Documents” and “2020 Program Year.”

The RFO provides instructions regarding the submission of TL, LTL and Accessorial rates during FEMA’s open bid cycle scheduled for March 2, 2020 through March 27, 2020. FEMA does not solicit rates from TSPs for air, sea, or rail services.

Eligibility: Truck Transportation Service Providers (TSPs) must fully complete the FEMA Tender of Service Program registration process for the 2020 Program Year no later than February 14, 2020 to be eligible to submit rates during the open bid cycle. All truck TSPs, including existing FEMA-Approved TSPs, must upload new documents to LSCMS in accordance with the 2020 FEMA STOS to qualify for the bid cycle.

FEMA has scheduled two internet-based training sessions to help TSPs understand how to submit rates via FEMA’s online platform known as Transportation Procurement (TP):

  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 1:00 pm EST

  • Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 10:00 am EST

To register for one of these training sessions, please visit:

Training Registration ends Febraury 16, 2020




Becoming a FEMA-Approved Transportation Service Provider

*See the FEMA STOS for details; Freight Brokers and Rate Filing Service Providers are subject to different requirements

  1. Carefully read the:
  2. Submit a completed Logistics Supply Chain Management System (LSCMS) User Request Form to Upon approval, FEMA will respond with a Username and Password for access to FEMA’s Document Upload application. Please note: LSCMS User Request Form is the ONLY form we accept by email.
  3. Download and review the instructions for how to upload documents to FEMA’s Document Upload application.
  4. Upload pdf copies of the following documents * to FEMA’s Logistics Gateway:

Required Documents:

  • Signed FEMA Transportation Service Provider (TSP) Agreement and Certification Statement
  • Proof of current cargo insurance coverage of at least $300,000
  • Copy of the firm's SCAC Assignment letter from NMFTA

   5.Visit to verify that your company’s registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) is current and active.

   6.Complete Logistics Gateway training. Following FEMA’s review and approval of the documents provided in Step 4, a link to Logistics Gateway training will be provided. To complete this step, TSPs must:

  • Complete the online Logistics Gateway training course,
  • Pass a quiz on the training material with a score of 80% or higher, and send a copy of the Certificate of Completion to FEMA LSCMS User Accounts at :
  • Once these two items are complete, FEMA will notify you when you have been granted access to the Logistics Gateway.

  7.Motor Freight (Trucking) TSPs Only: submit linehaul and accessorial rates via FEMA’s Transportation Procurement system. This must be done every year during the open rate filing cycle to remain active in FEMA’s system.  Information regarding the dates of the next open rate filing cycle will be posted as it becomes available.

US Government Freight Transportation Handbook:

For questions or additional information about the FEMA Tender of Service Program, please contact

Forms & Documents

  1. Forms and Documents
  2. 2020 Program Year 
  3. 2019 Program Year
  4. Historical Program Documents
  5. User Guides

Important Notes

  • Registration with the FEMA Tender of Service Program does not guarantee that you will be offered transportation opportunities with FEMA.
  • FEMA’s transportation needs are highly dependent on disaster response requirements. The FEMA Tender of Service Program fulfills transportation needs for incidents that are impactful enough to require a National- level response. There may be times when FEMA has very few transportation requirements as well as times when FEMA has an urgent need for a great deal of transportation support.
  • FEMA may reach out to you at any time, 24/7, for transportation assistance. It is important to provide us with a single point of contact (email and phone #) that is monitored 24 hours per day.
  • FEMA does not have a load board and does not use automated tendering. FEMA will contact you directly if you are being offered a load.
  • All air, maritime, and rail moves are spot bid. TSPs are not required to submit rates for these modes.
  • FEMA requires TSPs who provide trucking services to submit rates annually during the open bid cycle. FEMA does not award specific lanes to specific carriers; all submitted rates are loaded into our system. If you become a FEMA-Approved trucking TSP when the bid cycle is closed, you will be eligible for spot bid opportunities until you are able to submit rates.
  • All FEMA-Approved TSPs are eligible for spot bid opportunities, but not all TSPs will be contacted for every spot bid. Instead, FEMA reaches out to approved TSPs on a rotating basis.

Please direct any questions regarding the FEMA Tender of Service Program to:

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Last Updated: 
01/23/2020 - 10:51