FEMA Selects Dewberry For Map Modernization Contracts

Performance-based contracts could total more than $110 Million

Fairfax, VA — October 9, 2007 – Dewberry, a nationally recognized professional services firm, announced today that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has selected the firm as the prime contractor for several new performance-based contracts. The five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contracts are for floodplain map modernization services in FEMA Regions I, II and III. The maximum contract amounts are $30 million for Region I, $40 million for Region II, and $40 million for Region III. FEMA Region I is headquartered in Boston, Region II in New York, and Region III in Philadelphia.  Additionally, Dewberry was also selected as a subcontractor on two similar contracts in FEMA Region II.

For each contract, Dewberry will be providing flood insurance studies, Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs), disaster recovery maps, and other technical support related to these activities. Work expected under these contracts will also include geographic information systems (GIS) services, hydrologic and hydraulic engineering, field survey, and light detection and ranging (LiDAR) acquisition and processing.

For more than 30 years, Dewberry has been providing mapping services to FEMA. The firm has continued to innovate and invest in new technology that drives the digital floodplain mapping process. By developing and using a FEMA-compliant GIS engineering and mapping production system that is tailored to Dewberry’s production system, or GeoFIRM, Dewberry has been able to deliver a production volume of 6,800 panels per year.

Dewberry also supports FEMA and its partners nationwide in flood map modernization through contracts with teaming partners in the western and southern regions of the United States. In addition, the firm holds a variety of contracts with the agency in support of FEMA’s disaster response efforts. Dewberry was engaged in supporting FEMA after Hurricane’s Katrina, Rita, and Wilma in 2006, and is currently providing support in other parts of the country as a result of major flooding events.

About Dewberry
Dewberry is a 1,870-person professional services firm, specializing in emergency mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery; engineering and architectural design; program management; planning; geographic information services; and environmental services. Established in 1956, the firm has 35 offices nationwide, with headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, near Washington, DC.

For more information, visit www.dewberry.com.