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The Benefits of Participating in FEMA's Tender of Service Program

In times of crisis and natural disasters, a swift and efficient response is crucial. FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, plays a pivotal role in disaster relief efforts. To enhance their operational capabilities, FEMA invites Transportation Service Providers (TSPs) to register for the FEMA Tender of Service Program. This program offers a unique opportunity for carriers specializing in air, maritime, rail, and trucking services to contribute to disaster response efforts.

Program Overview:

The FEMA Tender of Service Program encompasses a wide range of freight and cargo movement services, covering air, maritime, rail, and trucking. Trucking services include power-only, closed van, flatbed, step deck, refrigerated van, RGN (Removable Gooseneck), and the movement of Transportable Temporary Housing Units. It's essential to note that FEMA does not require automobile hauling services at this time.

Qualification Criteria:

To become a FEMA-Approved TSP, carriers must meet specific criteria to ensure a high standard of service. The qualification process involves:

  1. FEMA TSP Agreement and Certification Statement: All carriers must sign and submit the FEMA TSP Agreement and Certification Statement. This commitment underscores the carrier's dedication to providing reliable and efficient services during disaster response operations.

  2. Cargo Insurance Coverage: Carriers need to provide proof of a minimum of $300,000 in cargo insurance coverage. This ensures that the valuable goods and supplies being transported are adequately protected, adding a layer of security to the entire logistics chain.

  3. SCAC Assignment Letter: Carriers are required to submit a copy of their firm's current SCAC (Standard Carrier Alpha Code) Assignment Letter from the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA). This further validates the carrier's credentials and adherence to industry standards.

  4. System for Award Management (SAM) Registration: Carriers must maintain a current and active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM). This ensures that FEMA-Approved TSPs are in compliance with federal regulations and are eligible to participate in government contracts.

Benefits of Participating in the FEMA Tender of Service Program:

Participating in FEMA's Tender of Service Program offers several benefits for Transportation Service Providers:

  1. Access to Critical Operations: Being part of the FEMA TSP program provides carriers with direct access to critical disaster response operations. This not only contributes to the greater good but also positions carriers as essential partners in national emergency efforts.

  2. Predictable Freight Opportunities: FEMA's consistent need for transportation services during disaster events creates predictable and stable freight opportunities for approved TSPs. This can be especially valuable for carriers seeking a reliable stream of business.

  3. Enhanced Industry Reputation: By becoming a FEMA-Approved TSP, carriers signal their commitment to high standards of service and reliability. This enhances their reputation within the transportation industry and can attract additional business opportunities.

  4. Streamlined Procurement Process: Approved carriers benefit from a streamlined procurement process, allowing for quicker response times and efficient coordination with FEMA. This is essential in emergency situations where time is of the essence.


Participating in FEMA's Tender of Service Program not only opens doors for Transportation Service Providers but also plays a crucial role in supporting disaster response efforts. Carriers that meet the program's stringent criteria and contribute to FEMA's mission gain not only business advantages but also the satisfaction of being instrumental in times of need. As we continue to face an unpredictable world, the collaboration between FEMA and approved TSPs remains a cornerstone in ensuring the resilience of our nation in the face of adversity.


Important Dates:

  • Applications Open: February 1, 2024
  • Application: Close  February 23, 2024
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