The USDA Forest Service Southwestern Region announces an information meeting for vendors interested in providing resources to support wildfires and other emergency incidents.
The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, from 1 to 4 p.m. via video teleconference at Forest Service offices throughout Arizona.
The meeting will discuss a variety of topics including:
- How to become a government vendor
- How to locate and respond to solicitations through the Virtual Incident Procurement (VIPR) system
- How to read and understand contract requirements for specific equipment
The Southwestern Region is seeking competitive quotations for the following resources for FY2014: Mechanic with Service Truck, Fuel Tenders, Tents, and Heavy Equipment (dozers, excavators, and transports).
Interested vendors can obtain copies of the solicitations at https://www.fbo.gov. Type VIPR into the keyword search box and press Search to obtain a list of VIPR solicitations from all over the country.
Vendors can attend the meeting at any of the following Arizona locations:
Apache-Sitgreaves NFs—Supervisor’s Office
30 S. Chiricahua Drive, Springerville, AZ
Black Mesa Ranger District
2748 East Highway 260, Overgaard, AZ
Coconino NF — Supervisor’s Office
1824 S. Thompson Street, Flagstaff, AZ
North Kaibab Ranger District
430 South Main, Fredonia, AZ
Prescott Fire Center
2400 Melville Road, Prescott, AZ
Tonto NF—Supervisor’s Office
2324 East McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ
Tucson Fire Center
2646 E. Commerce Center Place, Tucson, AZ
For information about VIPR go to http://www.fs.fed.us/business/incident/vipr.php or contact AnneWeiskircher, Region 3 Fire Contracting Officer.