The Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMD) has created a Qualified Vendor List for use in the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC). This list includes responding vendors who are willing and able to provide the items from the form list with tax-exemption and expedited delivery. This list is available to all State and local agencies responding to an emergency via the SEOC. The responses on the form will be entered into database and monitored by HSEMD.
For questions, please contact Cate Brehmer via email (email@example.com) or at 515-725-3203.
For very good information on the vendor process in general, but focused on bidding opportunities rather than emergency purchasing, please see the following website: https://das.iowa.gov/procurement/vendors/how-do-business.
However, we do not encourage you to utilize the vendor self serve (VSS) registration as this is designed for first time vendors to respond to a specific Request for Bid or Proposal. Rather, please allow HSEMD to assign a vendor identification number to you, if needed. This vendor identification number will serve you on all future transactions including Requests for Bid or Proposal.