FEMA to host Industry Day on Oct. 15


The Federal Emergency Management Agency needs the help of local small businesses in its efforts to respond to disasters on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota.

In line with this, FEMA will be hosting an “Industry Day” on Oct. 15 to reach out to local businesses at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center in Susupe, from 10am to 4pm.

FEMA states that having the support of local businesses will improve response times during search and rescues, and will help rebuild quickly for those in need.

According to FEMA’s website, the Industry Liaison Program establishes strategic relationships with suppliers and stakeholders. This event serves as an information provider for suppliers seeking to do business with FEMA and it connects suppliers with program offices in support of FEMA’s mission.

“FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards,” the agency website said.

Industry Day will feature speakers from FEMA, the CNMI Small Business Development Center, and the Guam Procurement Technical Assistance Center. Business owners are advised to bring business cards and Capabilities Statements, as they will have the opportunity to have one-on-one meetings with FEMA representatives. On-site Data Universal Numbering System and Systems for Award Management registration assistance will also be provided.

There is no cost to attend, but online registration is required at https://guamptac.ecenterdirect.com/events/490.

For more information contact CNMI SBDC director Nicole Babuata at nbabauta@pacificsbdc.com, FEMA contracting officer Demetria Carter at demetria.carter@fema.dhs.gov, or the FEMA Industry Liaison Program at fema-industry@fema.dhs.gov.

Marc Venus | Reporter
Marc Venus is the Saipan Tribune's public health and education reporter. He has an associate degree in Applied Sciences in Computer Applications and is working on his bachelor’s degree at the Northern Marianas College. Contact him at marc_venus@saipantribune.com.

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