Norcal PTACNorthern California Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Become A Wildland Firefighting Vendor | Forest Service Procurement [VIPR]

Become A Wildland Firefighting Vendor | Forest Service Procurement [VIPR]

Thursday, January 20, 2022 10:00am to 11:00am

Interested in becoming a wildland firefighting vendor? Learn more about the required Forest Service vendor portal, VIPR.

The Virtual Incident Procurement (VIPR) is an electronic bidding and award system currently used by the Forest Service for wildland firefighting solicitations. VIPR allows the Contracting Officers (COs) to create, award, and manage wildland fire resource solicitations and agreements through an electronic procurement process.

The Forest Service purchasing forecast for 2022 includes clerical support, heavy equipment with water, refrigerated trailers, water handling equipment, weed washing units, and possibly ambulance/EMT/paramedic services.

Vendors must be registered and submit their bid response and modifications through the VIPR system.


Webinar Topics Include:

  • Prerequisite Requirements for registering in VIPR
  • How to register in VIPR and Submit an Offer
  • Contract Compliance


Lenny Bean, Procurement Specialist, Norcal PTAC

Lenny Bean is an accomplished business manager with multi-disciplined expertise in both engineering and manufacturing environments. He has held leadership positions in project management, business development, and finance.



Norcal PTAC

Northern California Procurement Technical Assistance Center provides no-cost government contracting counseling, bid matching, and training for businesses located in our 15-county service area in Northern California.


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When you register you will receive the link to join the webinar as well as the webinar recording, slides, and any other handouts once the event has passed. 

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To receive one-on-one counseling, complete our online application and a member of Norcal PTAC will follow-up with you and help you achieve your procurement goals.
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This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.

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