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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 2023 FEMA Tender of Service Program Year is now OPEN. See below for information about how to apply and important dates and events.

An Onboarding Guide is available in the Forms & Documents section.

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.

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You can find a printable guide to the onboarding process here or in the Forms & Documents section.

How to Apply

  1. 当前 1. Read Program Guidelines
  2. 2. Register on SAM.gov
  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.

Important Dates

2022

  • May 1: 2022 Program Year begins
  • May 10: Virtual Industry Day
  • Aug. 2: Pre-Hurricane Season Tips & Q&A
  • Nov. 1 – Nov. 15: Early Bird onboarding for existing carriers
  • Nov. 15: Virtual Industry Day / Open onboarding begins
  • Nov. 29: Open Q&A Session
  • Dec. 14: Open Q&A Session

2023

  • Jan. 6: Last day for TSP Registration Forms and new LSCMS Control Access Forms
  • Jan. 31: STOS onboarding ends
  • March 1 & 2: Transportation Procurement training on how to submit rates
  • March 15 – March 29: Open Bid Cycle / Annual Rate Submission
  • April 30:  2022 STOS Program Year officially ends; TSPs that did not re-onboard are deactivated
  • May 1, 2023: New STOS Program Year begins
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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.