Hurricane Sandy Information

GSA National Interest Action (NIA) code for the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS):
Code : H13S
Short Description: Hurricane Sandy 2013
Description: Hurricane Sandy (SANDY2012)
Start date: October 28, 2012
End Date: April 29, 2013

*For Web Portal users the value 'Hurricane Sandy 2013' is available for selection in the National Interest Action field dropdown. The Contract Writing systems using V1.4 shall use the code 'H13S' when creating/updating documents through Business Services. DPAP informed the FPDS leads from the Components at 311845OCT.

Emergency Acquisition Flexibilities

  1. As of 1 November 2012: the emergency acquisition flexibilities identified in FAR 18.203 and DFARS 218.203, Incidents of national significance, emergency declaration, or major disasters declaration, and also FAR 26.2 Disaster or Emergency Assistance Activities as it relates to the Stafford Act. In utilizing the increased thresholds, this authority applies only to efforts in response to Hurricane Sandy for the counties in the declared disaster area.

Major Disaster Declaration (States, respective declaration numbers and effective date):

  1. As of 4 January 2013: The President signed a Major Disaster Declaration for Ohio (DR-4098) in support of Hurricane Sandy relieve on 3 January 2013, the effective date for this declaration is 29 October 2012 to 30 October 2012.
  2. As of 19 December 2012: The President signed a Major Disaster Declaration for Massachusetts (DR-4097) in support of Hurricane Sandy relief on 19 December 2012, the effective date for this declaration is 27 October 2012 to 8 November 2012.
  3. As of 6 December 2012: The President signed a Major Disaster Declaration for District of Columbia (DR-4096) in support of Hurricane Sandy relief on 5 December 2012, the effective date for this declaration is 28 October 2012 to 8 November 2012.
  4. As of 28 November 2012: The President signed a Major Disaster Declaration for New Hampshire (DR-4095) in support of Hurricane Sandy relief on 28 November 2012, the effective date for this declaration is 26 October 2012 to 8 November 2012.
  5. As of 27 November 2012: The President signed a Major Disaster Declaration for West Virginia (DR-4093) in support of Hurricane Sandy relief on 27 November 2012, the effective date for this declaration is 29 October 2012 to 8 November 2012.
  6. As of 26 November 2012: The President signed a Major Disaster Declaration for Virginia (DR-4092) in support of Hurricane Sandy relief on 26 November 2012, the effective date for this declaration is 26 October 2012 to 8 November 2012.
  7. As of 16 November 2012: The President signed a Major Disaster Declaration for Delaware (DR-4090) in support of Hurricane Sandy relief on 16 November 2012, the effective date for this declaration is 26 October 2012 to 8 November 2012.
  8. As of 5 November 2012: The President signed a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of Rhode Island (DR-4089) in support of Hurricane Sandy relief on 3 November 2012, the effective date for this declaration is 26 October through 31 October 2012. For updates please go to: http://www.fema.gov/disasters.
    1. Clarification on Paragraph 4) For purposes of using Contingency Operations procurement flexibilities enumerated in FAR 18.201, Contingency Operations, and DFAR 218.201, the FAR 2.101(b), the legal definition of "Contingency Operations" has been met.
    2. For further updates on Hurricane Sandy, please monitor link at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/pacc/cc/domestic_emergencies.html (Hurricane Sandy)
  9. As of 1 November 2012: The President signed a Major Disaster Declaration for New Jersey (DR-4086) in support of Hurricane Sandy relief on 30 Oct 2012, the effective date for this declaration is 26 October 2012 and continuing. The President subsequently signed a Major Disaster Declaration for New York (DR-4085) and Connecticut (DR-4087) in support of Hurricane Sandy relief on 30 October 2012. The effective date for this declaration is 27 Oct 2012 and continuing. For updates please go to: http://www.fema.gov/disasters.
    1. Additionally, the President has signed Emergency Declarations for the following states: New Hampshire (EM-3360) effective date 26 October 2012 and continuing, Virginia (EM-3359) effective date 26 October 2012 , and continuing, West Virginia (EM-3358) effective date 29 October 2012 and continuing , Delaware (EM-3357) effective date 27 October 2012 and continuing , Rhode Island (EM-3355) effective date 26 October 2012 , and continuing, Pennsylvania (EM-3356) effective date 26 October 2012 and continuing, District of Columbia (EM-3352) effective date 28 October 2012 and continuing , Massachusetts (EM-3350) effective date 27 October 2012 and continuing , and Maryland (EM-3349) effective date 26 October 2012 and continuing . For updates please go to: http://www.fema.gov/disasters.

SBA Surety Bond Guarantee program:

  1. As of 6 November 2012: In an effort to assist the Disaster Area Recovery efforts and promote small business participation in these efforts, please encourage your potential small business contractors to visit the SBA Surety Bond Guarantee website at www.sba.gov/osg. If a small business is having difficulty obtaining a bond for a contract related to debris removal and reconstruction, this website will help it navigate the process of obtaining a surety bond. Any construction or service prime or subcontract up to $2M in value is eligible for this assistance.
    1. The SBA Surety Bond Guarantee program can assist you in obtaining a surety bond. Please visit the website at: www.sba.gov/osg
    2. b. For further information, please do not hesitate to call Frank Lalumiere at SBA, at telephone: (202) 401-8275, or via e-mail at frank.lalumiere@sba.gov

AT&L(DPAP) Contact Information:

Lt Col Judy Anderson, 571-256-2949 DSN (499), judy.anderson@osd.mil

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