MORRISTOWN, N.J. — Vanguard Emergency Management (Vanguard), a joint venture of The Louis Berger Group, Inc. (Louis Berger), Atkins Global and Tidal Basin Government Consulting, has been awarded a contract with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for housing inspection services, valued at a maximum of $163 million per awardee. Louis Berger will serve as the managing partner.

FEMA will use Vanguard’s housing inspections to confirm damages to houses nationwide affected by a disaster to help the federal government determine the amount of federal aid granted to disaster survivors.

“Vanguard is proud to provide FEMA and Americans with post-disaster inspection services,” said Tom Lewis, senior vice president for Louis Berger’s U.S. Operations. “Our reach of 14,000 professionals and 290 offices in the U.S. will allow a comprehensive response to deliver assessments quickly so families and businesses are able to file claims.”

Vanguard is one of two teams selected under the indefinite quantity, indefinite delivery contract’s one-year base period, which includes the option to extend for another four years.

Vanguard is a strategic partnership that combines the experience and resources of two of the nation’s largest consulting firms—Louis Berger and Atkins—with the expertise of Tidal Basin, a leader in emergency management and homeland security. Vanguard provides infrastructure, engineering, and emergency services to help communities in times of need.

About The Louis Berger Group, Inc.
The Louis Berger Group is an internationally recognized consulting firm that provides engineering, architecture, program and construction management, environmental planning and science and economic development services. We are a trusted partner to federal, state and local government agencies; multilateral institutions; and commercial industry. To this diverse client base, we bring strategic vision and an entrepreneurial spirit, developing solutions to some of the world’s most challenging problems. With a resource base of more than 6,000 professionals and affiliate employees in more than 50 countries, we are able to respond to local conditions while providing clients with the technical resources and rapid response capabilities of a leading global organization.