Forest Service Holding Meetings for Fire Season Equipment Vendors

Alamogordo, NM (January 17, 2012) – The USDA Forest Service Southwestern Region is hosting a meeting for vendors interested in providing resources to support wildfires and other emergency incidents. The meeting will be held on Thursday, January 26, from 1:00p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at USDA Forest Service offices throughout New Mexico.

The meeting will discuss a variety of topics including:

  • How to become a government vendor
  • How to locate and respond to solicitations through the Virtual Incident Procurement (VIPR) system
  • How to read and understand contract requirements for specific equipment


The Southwestern Region will be seeking competitive solicitation for the following items for FY2012:

  • Mobile laundry units
  • Potable and Gray water trucks/Trailer-mounted handwashing units
  • Portable toilets/Wheelchair accessible portable toilets/Portable handwash units
  • Fuel tenders
  • Aircraft Rescue Firefighting Apparatus (formerly Crash Rescue Trucks)
  • Miscellaneous Heavy Equipment (Feller bunchers/Masticators/Road graders/ Skidders)


The Region may also be soliciting for additional equipment to support emergency incidents.  Please note generic medicine nexium that this is not a comprehensive list:

  • ATVs/UTVs
  • Chainsaw repair kits
  • Chippers
  • Coach bus
  • Computers and printers
  • Copiers
  • Heavy equipment (Dozers/Excavators/Transports)
  • Mechanic with service truck
  • Mobile sleeper units
  • Vehicle rentals (passenger vehicles and trucks without operators)
  • Vehicle with driver (usually owned by individuals or small business and used to haul supplies)
  • Water handling equipment (support & tactical water tenders and engines)

The meetings will be held at the following New Mexico locations:


Lincoln NF Supervisor’s Office

3463 Las Palomas Road

Alamogordo, NM

Contact:  Mike Aguirre; 575-437-7200


Gila NF — Supervisor’s Office

3005 E. Camino del Bosque

Silver City, NM

Contact: Juan Ortiz; 575.388.8311


Carson NF—El Rito Ranger Station

Building 1221, Hwy 554

El Rito, NM

Contact:  Anthony Martinez; 575.581.4554


Cibola NF — Supervisor’s Office

2113 Osuna Road Northeast

Albuquerque, NM

Contact:  Joan Gallagher; 505.346.3806


Santa Fe NF — Supervisor’s Office

11 Forest Lane

Santa Fe, NM

Contact: Joseph Varoz; 505.438.5341


For information about VIPR go to:  Current solicitation notices are published on the internet at  Enter VIPR into the search box.

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