Attend this webinar on Thursday, January 20 from 10 – 11 a.m. During this webinar attendees will learn about the Virtual Incident Procurement (VIPR) system. 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.



  • 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.



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


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.


(707) 267-7561