1/7/2014 2:02:00 PM Fire equipment vendors invited to information sessions
PRESCOTT - 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, 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 several locations, including the Coconino NF Supervisor's Office, 1824 S. Thompson Street, Flagstaff; and the Prescott Fire Center, 2400 Melville Road, Prescott. (Call Barry Wallace, 928-777-5700.)