The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) office of the chief procurement officer is turning to the use of robotics process automation (RPA) to speed up their work processes.

In a Feb. 3 request for information and matrix posted to, FEMA said it is looking to “identify potential business sources that are interested and capable of providing the requirements to support FEMA in RPA and to gather information for planning purposes.”

According to the RFI, those requirements include “assistance with the identification of the RPA software application, program management/support, installation, and configuration of RPA software, establishing a methodology for RPA process selection, development of intake procedures, documentation of processes to be automated, development of automations, testing, training, lessons learned, and implementation of automations.”

FEMA listed 16 questions for potential partner companies to answer in the RFI, in order to prove their RPA abilities. The agency hopes the use of RPA will eliminate or reduce time-consuming manual processes.

Responses to the RFI are due February 16 at 12 p.m.

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