USA Favoring Puerto Rico Small Business in latest FEMA Contract

Charter Bus Company Needed for Personnel Transport in San Juan

Saint Petersburg, Florida, UNITED STATES

San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jan. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is asking for a small business located within the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to provide transportation services between the San Juan Convention Center and a Joint Field Office. The companies that bid on this contract using should be prepared to transport up to 1500 people daily. One contract will be awarded and it is reserved for a small business. The deadline to submit a bid is January 18, 2018.

The solicitation notes that most of the movement will be in the morning between the hours of 6:00am and 7:30am. The company will be required to provide transportation throughout the afternoon for stragglers. The work could start in as little as three days from the awarding of the contract and will last for three months.

Offerors should take into consideration that there is also the possibility for extra trips to be needed to different areas throughout Puerto Rico. The price for this line on the contract has a quantity of twenty-four one-way tips.

The contract will be awarded to the company that provides the lowest price technically acceptable. Bids will be accepted on the third-party website The minimum bid decrement is set at $1000.  There are also non-pricing factors to be considered by any company submitting an offer to the government.

The non-pricing factors should total no more than five pages and be attached to the pricing offer.  They include a statement of capability, documentation of vehicles with capacity listed, past performance history on similar federal or commercial contracts and three references. Offerors must also be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM).

US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR), the world’s largest third-party government registration firm, assists companies who would like to submit bids to the government. USFCR’s expert case managers register companies in SAM.  USFCR also pioneered the Advanced Procurement Portal (APP) which not only provides active and historical federal business opportunity information, but also a list of active federal buyers and vendors. APP includes a built-in Learning Center so newcomers to the federal sector can learn how to maximize opportunities.


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