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Welcome to the Incident Procurement website serving our interagency partners and current or potential vendors. Please click on one of the tab links provided above so we can help you find what you are looking for.

Find information about working with the Forest Service. If you're already a current Forest Service vendor, get information about the tools you need to use to manage your contracts.

USDA Login.gov and eAuth

All Forest Service vendors/contractors who wish to obtain a new preseason incident agreement or update an existing preseason incident agreement with the Forest Service must have a Login.gov account or a Level 2 eAuthentication (eAuth) account to use VIPR.

Coming soon, the Forest Service will fully transition away from using eAuth accounts to using Login.gov accounts. At that time, you will not be able to use your Level 2 eAuth account to access VIPR.

Accessing VIPR with Your Login.gov or eAuth Account

All questions about using your eAuth account and/or Login.gov account to log into the VIPR application should be directed to the Login.gov Helpdesk at https://www.login.gov/contact/.

For questions about creating a Login.gov account and/or replacing your eAuth account with a Login.gov account, go to https://www.eauth.usda.gov/eauth/b/usda/faq or https://login.gov/help/.

When To Obtain a Login.gov Account

Vendors must obtain a Login.gov account (or use their existing Level 2 eAuth account) prior to responding to a solicitation for preseason incident agreements in VIPR for the following types of resources.

  • Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) Ambulance Service
  • Chainsaw Repair Service
  • Chipper
  • Clerical Support Unit
  • Crew Carrier Bus
  • Emergency Medical Responder
  • Fallers
  • Fuel Tenders
  • Generic*
  • GIS Unit
  • Heavy Equipment
    • Dozer
    • Excavator
    • Tractor Plow
    • Transport
  • Heavy Equipment with Water
    • Pumper Cat
    • Skidgine
    • Softtrack
  • Helicopter Operations Support Trailer
  • Mechanic with Service Truck
  • Miscellaneous Heavy Equipment
    • Feller Buncher
    • Masticator (Boom Mounted)
    • Masticator (Track Mounted)
    • Road Grader
    • Skidder
  • Mobile Communications Unit
  • Mobile Laundry Unit
  • Mobile Sleeper Unit
  • Potable & Gray Water Trucks/Handwashing Station (Trailer Mounted)
    • Handwashing Station (Trailer Mounted)
    • Gray Water Truck
    • Potable Water Truck
  • Refrigerated Trailer
  • Vehicle with Driver
    • Passenger Vehicle
    • Truck
  • Water Handling Equipment
    • Engines
    • Water Tenders
  • Weed Washing Unit

*Generic resources are used for various local equipment and services not listed on the National Solicitation Plan for I-BPAs, but may be identified on the Method of Hire (MOH) chart located in the NWCG Standards for Interagency Incident Business Management, PMS 902.


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