Understanding VIPR – Virtual Incident Procurement

Format: Live webinar (on-demand recording available on January 19, 2023)
Date: January 12, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm EST
Duration: Approx. 90 minutes
Instructor: Dee Edwards, GCAP (Oregon’s PTAC)
Learning Credits: 1.5 CPEs, 1.5 ATCs
APTAC BOK: C.20 Contract Vehicles, C.9 Bids and Solicitations

*Your registration includes access to the on-demand recording.

Virtual Incident Procurement (VIPR) is a web-based Forest Service application designed to administer preseason Incident Blanket Purchase Agreements (I-BPAs – formerly referred to as Emergency Equipment Rental Agreements or EERAs). This training covers all the steps needed to successfully get your equipment in VIPR.

Part 1 will cover the following:

– Equipment under VIPR each year
– Where and how to register
– SAM and eAuthentication Level 2
– Important websites
– Researching pricing

Part 2 will address accessing VIPR and completing your profile and NAP/IROC – status of your equipment.

Target Audience: Businesses interested in contracting their equipment for wildland fires with the Forest Service.

Meet Your Instructor:


Dee Edwards has been with the Government Contract Assistance Program (GCAP) for over 30 years, with the last 16 years serving as the Program Manager. GCAP is part of a nationwide network of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) working to help small businesses compete successfully in the government marketplace.

GCAP’s mission is to assist Oregon small businesses in obtaining government contracts, which stimulate the growth of Oregon’s economy. For over 25 years, GCAP has assisted Oregon small businesses in creating jobs, fostering economic diversity, and becoming successful government contractors.


Jan 12 2023


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jan 12 2023
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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