The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management supports private sector coordination through the Office of Emergency Management and the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC).
Business Members and Vendors
If you are a provider of services and would like to register with the State of Colorado visit our online database as explained below. A member of the SEOC logistics team will follow up with you if there is a resource request matching your information.
Provide Support or be a Vendor with the State during Disasters
- Complete the Vendor Interest Form.
- The DHSEM or State Emergency Operations Center logistics staff will use your contact information from the web form to contact you when your resources meet local emergency management or public safety needs.
Donate Business Resources
As a member of the business community, please consider a financial donation or an in-kind donation of goods or services during an emergency/disaster. Visit the COVOAD website to learn more about specific incident needs.
- Resources for Business Recovery
The Colorado Business EOC provides resources and information for businesses impacted by state disasters or emergencies.
- State Emergency Recovery Team Frequently Asked Questions
- Colorado Business EOC Preliminary Business Damage Assessments
- Small Business Administration Loan Programs
- Private Sector Re-Entry Expectations
- Colorado Mitigation and Recovery Website
- Ready.gov Business Resources
- FEMA Public Assistance Grant Program
Resource Links for Businesses to Provide Assistance During an Incident
- Colorado Responds
- The Colorado Responds website was created in partnership between Colorado Voluntary Organizations Active on Disaster (COVOAD) and the Donation and Volunteer Coordination Team (DVCT), in cooperation with Colorado's Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM). This website aims to provide guidance to the public on how to best help communities recover following a disaster.
Frequently Asked Questions from Businesses and the Private Sector after Disasters
- How do I obtain authorization or credentials to take my company’s equipment/people into the area affected by the emergency?
Answer: Local jurisdictions determine who many enter an area, and when they may do so. Contacts for local emergency management agencies is available on the DHSEM website page for Local Emergency Manager information.
- Can the State Emergency Operations Center help my company gain access to our business site in the area affected by the emergency?
Answer: Entry/re-entry requirements for community members and businesses are set by local agencies. Contacts for local emergency management agencies are available at DHSEM website page for Local Emergency Manager information.
- Is there a statewide permit system my company can use to access our facilities in multiple locations impacted by the emergency?
Answer: Political subdivisions (counties and municipalities) determine when community members and businesses are allowed into areas. Colorado does not have a statewide permit system for such situations.
- Where can I find information about road closures?
Answer: Information about roads can be found on the Colorado Department of Transportation website or by calling 511. Road conditions in neighboring states can be found at these links:
- Will the weather impact my business response and recovery efforts?
Answer: Forecast information is covered by four National Weather Service Offices, three based in Colorado, and one in Kansas that covers a small portion of the eastern plains.
- My company has the equipment you can use during an emergency. How can I provide it to you?
Answer: Register your equipment at with the Vendor Interest Form. The SEOC receives requests and will checks for potential vendors at this site. Ensure you provide complete information, including a 24-hour contact.
- My company can move equipment and people more quickly if we have a seat in the SEOC to help coordinate. How do we reserve a space?
Answer: The SEOC seating is extremely limited. State agencies and a small number of non-profit organizations use the space to coordinate overarching response and recovery efforts. Register your company with the Vendor Interest Form and staff contact you when a need is identified.
- My equipment/product/service is ideal for emergencies. Can I come to the State EOC to demonstrate it?
Answer: Each disaster is unique, as are the requests the SEOC receives from local agencies. Registration with the Vendor Interest Form is best way to ensure the SEOC can contact you when a need arises.
- I have products/services to sell to the state for emergency use. Who can I talk to?
Answer: The Office of the State Controller has extensive information about doing business with the state at https://www.colorado.gov/osc/access. You will also want to ensure you have registered your company with the Vendor Interest Form and staff contact you when a need is identified.
- Where do I find current information about the emergency?
Answer: Information about the state response is posted at http://www.coemergency.com/ regularly. You may also want to follow our social media feeds on Twitter or Facebook. Local agencies may also post updates through their website or social media accounts.
- My company’s a product/service hasn’t been requested yet but is always needed in an emergency. Where can I find directions to the emergency site?
Answer: Emergency responders need space to work, and are extremely busy. They request equipment/products/services when a need arises. For everyone’s safety, all others are encouraged to stay in a safe location away from the emergency until requested. Register your company with the Vendor Interest Form and staff contact you when a need is identified.