Introduction

Disasters happen so frequently nowadays and with hurricane season in full force, so many small businesses are scrambling to get in position to engage with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to aid in disaster relief efforts. It’s been a while since I’ve done a thorough data dive so I went ahead and skimmed the surface. Below is a summary of my findings, translated into terms that hopefully anyone can understand.

 

FEMA Spending NAICS

So far during FY2021 (which for those of you who are new to contracting, the federal fiscal year begins on October 1), FEMA has spent a considerable amount of money in the following NAICS codes:  541611, 541350, 621910, 541511, 541519, 236220, 561210, 524292, 561990. If your small business’s core competencies fall into one of these categories, I strongly recommend you attend the upcoming webinar to be introduced to FEMA’s 2021 initiatives. Visit NAICS.com to determine if your small business fits into these codes, even if not your primary.

 

PSC Codes Utilized

I include these because NAICS codes are really only for the government to track where the money is being spent, not necessarily to describe what you actually do. Here are the top PSC categories for FEMA’s FY2021 so far: R702, R429, R499, Q999, N045, H156, W023, D399, R408, Q403. You can cross-reference these using the PSC Manual to determine which are relevant to you.

 

Geography

While FEMA made purchases in all states, those with the largest tabs are VA ($409.6M), SC ($43.7M), FL ($52M), CA ($34.9M), and MD ($36.8M).

 

Set-Aside Spending

 

Prime Incumbents

The following companies are the top contract-holders within FEMA, which is anyone who has collected > $20M (there are plenty more):

CH2M HILL – CDM PA-TAC RECOVERY SERVICES – $521,872,232.41

AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE, INC. – $283,052,399.41

FLUOR ENTERPRISES, INC – $246,386,678.75

NISTAC E – $209,541,793.48

CSRA LLC – $207,232,780.38

AECOM RECOVERY – $180,537,411.88

RESILIENCE ACTION PARTNERS – $155,583,348.66

SERCO INC. – $130,539,785.32

COMPASS PTS JV, THE – $126,159,332.53

STARR II, A JOINT VENTURE – $115,245,459.92

LEIDOS, INC. – $92,357,776.35

ACTIVE DEPLOYMENT SYSTEMS, INC. – $86,109,518.58

VANGUARD EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT HOUSING INSPECTION SERVICES – $81,937,796.75

CH2M FACILITY SUPPORT SERVICES, LLC – $74,755,330.97

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION – $62,363,239.39

KARSUN SOLUTIONS LLC – $59,273,609.80

3M COMPANY – $59,183,244.40

APTIM FEDERAL SERVICES, LLC – $54,708,561.76

THE CHRISTMAN COMPANY – $48,684,541.42

RAND CORPORATION, THE – $47,889,680.84

BAE SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS & SERVICES INC. – $46,417,426.28

BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON INC. – $45,856,067.28

OST, INC. – $44,068,766.67

DELOITTE CONSULTING LLP – $43,839,557.59

MANHATTAN ASSOCIATES, INC. – $41,640,327.80

AMBIT GROUP LLC – $38,939,851.49

URS GROUP INCORPORATED (7384) 1393322 – $38,179,420.63

DELL FEDERAL SYSTEMS L.P. – $37,609,436.04

VANGUARD INSPECTION SERVICES – $36,516,677.99

RJCL CORPORATION – $35,918,847.15

NORTH WIND RESOURCE PARTNERS JV, LLC – $35,721,846.69

WSP USA SERVICES INC. – $35,058,820.23

TORRENT TECHNOLOGIES INC – $33,868,278.45

GSH OF ALABAMA, LLC – $33,339,388.55

TIMBERLINE CONSTRUCTION GROUP, LLC – $32,931,723.58

APPLIED COMPUTING TECHNOLOGIES, INC. – $32,842,553.73

HASSETT & WILLIS ASSOCIATES, LLC – $32,815,379.99

SOPAKCO, INC. – $32,153,033.69

GUIDEHOUSE LLP – $31,763,265.75

CMH MANUFACTURING, INC. – $28,542,216.16

CDM FEDERAL PROGRAMS CORPORATION – $27,114,671.39

CACI-ISS, INC. – $26,091,556.52

URS GROUP, INC. – $25,508,328.63

WELLNESS COACHES USA, LLC – $25,085,800.00

AT&T MOBILITY LLC – $24,794,534.51

CROWLEY LOGISTICS, INC. – $22,151,833.94

PCI COMMUNICATIONS LLC – $21,178,248.92

ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNED SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, LLC – $20,640,056.94

BURLINGTON INDUSTRIES LLC – $20,635,996.50

JOHNSON CONTROLS SECURITY SOLUTIONS LLC – $20,434,610.23

Here’s another fun fact I noticed in the data … Every single procurement office within FEMA put out a contract so far this year that only received ONE respondent, in most cases when there should’ve been more.

 

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*** Based on FFY 2021 data reported in usaspending.gov, which is sourced from fpds.gov.