What are the bid schedule deadlines?

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Instructors may place bids only during open bidding periods. Bids are due quarterly as shown below.

Each open bidding period includes a six-month window so that instructors have the opportunity to update/resubmit bids previously submitted.

Open Bidding Period For Courses Held in the Months of: Approximate Date Instructional Awards Posted
June 1—July 1 October, November, December, January, February, March For: October, November, December Classes
August 1
September 1—October 1 January, February, March, April, May, June For: January, February, March Classes
November 1
December 1—January 1 April, May, June, July, August, September For: April, May, June Classes
February 1
March 1—April 1 July, August, September, October, November, December For: July, August, September Classes
May 1

If your bid/quotation is found to be of "best value to the Government," a purchase order will be issued 30-45 days in advance of the course start date.

For additional assistance, please email FEMA-NFAInstructor@dhs.gov or call (301) 447-1411.