Moffatt & Nichol, as a member of the Advancing Resilience in Communities (ARC) Joint Venture (JV), will provide production and technical services under a five-year, $300 million maximum value indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The contract supports the agency’s National Flood Insurance Program administration in Zone 1, which includes 19 East Coast and Midwest states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories in the Caribbean—all areas heavily impacted by north Atlantic storm events, severe winter storms, and coastal storm surge.
The joint venture, led by Michael Baker, includes Wood, Freese and Nichols, Moffatt & Nichol, Tetra Tech, NV5 Geospatial, and more than 20 subconsultants. The firms’ technical expertise will support generating and evaluating flood hazard and risk information and developing and applying mitigation, planning, flood mapping and modeling activities for FEMA’s Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning program, or Risk MAP.
“This contract allows us to continue our many decades of work with FEMA and our clients in the identification of flood risk and the development of resilient solutions that reduce community flood risk,” said Moffatt & Nichol Chief Operating Officer Doug Plasencia. “It is gratifying to apply our experience in coastal analysis and resilient design throughout the diverse and complex regions that make up FEMA Zone 1.”
Through the agency’s Risk MAP program, FEMA works with federal, state, tribal, and local partners nationwide to identify flood risks and promote planning and development practices to help reduce risk. The ARC JV team will oversee project management and integration of the mapping projects, hazard mitigation, and disaster support throughout Zone 1,which comprises FEMA headquarters in Washington, D.C. and the following five FEMA regions:
· Region 1: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
· Region 2: New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
· Region 3: District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
· Region 5: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin