When national emergencies or disasters such as floods and hurricanes occur, supplies and services need to be procured and rushed to the affected areas quickly.
To expedite this process, the System of Award Management (SAM), which all Government contractors are familiar with, contains a Disaster Response Registry as required by FAR 4.11 (SAM registration for disaster services not required by encouraged) and FAR 26.2 (preference for local firms - no carpetbaggers).
Disaster Response Registry is a voluntary registry of contractors who are willing to perform debris removal, distribution of supplies, reconstruction, and other disaster or emergency relief activities established in accordance with 6 USC 796, Registry of Disaster Response Contractors.
The Registry contains information on contractors who are willing to perform disaster or emergency relief activities within the United States and its outlying areas.
For more information about the Disaster Response Registry and instructions for registering, click here.