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SFNF: Meeting For Fire Equipment Vendors

on December 16, 2017 - 7:20am
SFNF News:
SANTA FE  The Southwestern Region of the USDA Forest Service will hold an informational meeting for vendors interested in providing resources to support wildfires and other emergency incidents. 
The meeting on the 2018 solicitations is scheduled 1-4 p.m. MST Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, via video teleconference (VTC) at Forest Service offices throughout New Mexico. Vendors are welcome to attend the VTC at the Santa Fe National Forest Supervisor’s Office at 11 Forest Lane in Santa Fe.
Topics for the meeting include:
  • How to become a Federal Government vendor;
  • How to locate and respond to solicitations through the Virtual Incident Procurement (VIPR) system; and
  • How to read and understand contract requirements for specific equipment.
In fiscal year 2018, the Southwestern Region is seeking competitive quotations for Miscellaneous Heavy Equipment (which includes Feller Bunchers, Mulchers/Masticators, Skidders, and Road Graders), Potable and Gray Water Truck/Handwashing Station (Trailer Mounted), and Chippers with trained operators to support wildfires during the course of a three-year agreement.
Interested vendors can obtain copies of the solicitations at Type VIPR into the keyword search box and press Search to obtain a list of VIPR solicitations nationwide. Look for those from the Southwestern Region (Region 3). You can also search for the following Solicitation Numbers:
  • 12837118Q7000 [Potable & Gray Water Truck/Handwashing Station (Trailer Mounted)]
  • 12837118Q7001 [Miscellaneous Heavy Equipment]
  • 12837118Q7002 [Chipper].
Vendors are also welcome to attend the VTC at any of the following New Mexico locations:
Carson National Forest –- Supervisor’s Office
208 Cruz Alta Rd., Taos
Cibola National Forest — Supervisor’s Office
2113 Osuna Road Northeast, Albuquerque
Gila National Forest — Supervisor’s Office
3005 E. Camino del Bosque, Silver City
Jicarilla Ranger District
1110 Rio Vista Lane, Unit #2 Bloomfield
Lincoln National Forest – Supervisor’s Office
3463 Las Palomas Road, Alamogordo
For more information on VIPR, see or contact Stephanie Archuleta, Southwestern Regional Fire Contracting Officer, at 505.842.3127 or