The City of Bellingham is setting up vendors to be registered to provide disaster assistance in the event of an emergency, which would require outside assistance. It is estimated that this emergency assistance could be required for up to eight (8) weeks or until regular contracting/bidding procedures could be followed. In the event your services would be required, response time is very critical. This outside support could be required in less than four (4) hours after notification.
If your company or firm would like to be included in the City of Bellingham's Disaster preparedness vendor program, please complete the Emergency Preparedness Vendor form (PDF) and send it to Purchasing.
For some classes or types of work you may be required to sign a contract, (see sample documents attached; Emergency Public Works On-Call Agreement (PDF), On-Call Emergency Services Agreement (PDF)), provide insurance and be properly licensed and bonded to be included on the list. This will ensure that your company can begin work immediately upon receiving a call from city staff in case of an emergency. After acceptance of your application a contract will be forwarded to your company for signature.
To complete the form, please check the appropriate classification(s) that your company/firm can supply. These supplies or services shall be directly owned and provided by your company. Subcontractors available to your company/firm shall not be included.
Companies/Firms shall state if they are currently under contract to provide emergency assistance to other agencies.
Additional information (i.e. quantity, size, capacity, personnel available, stock levels, rooms available, current price schedules and copies of all licenses) may be listed on your company letterhead and submitted with your completed form.
All information will be kept on file and updated annually.