GovWin SLED Coronavirus Recon
Published: March 19, 2020
GovWin's SLED Coronavirus Recon, produced by Deltek's SLED Market Research team, is designed to support awareness and understanding of the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by state, local, and educational (SLED) entities and the contractors that support them.
Word on the Street
(What our Analysts are hearing from governments.)
- Hearing from several agencies (particularly school districts and universities) that their capacity to process FOIA requests will be impacted as they prepare to deal with Coronavirus
- Delaware PoC informed Analyst they are pushing procurement timeline because of the pandemic
- North Carolina PoC reported they issued procurement amendment that they are only accepting responses electronically through email
- COVID -19 2020 State Government Overview Report
- Most Aggressive States Against the Coronavirus – does a good job showing ranks of which states have been more aggressive compared to others and the economic impact on each
- Checks to U.S. households could provide stimulus after COVID-19 downturn
- While other states fighting coronavirus enforce widespread closures, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott goes with a patchwork system
- City, county leaders offer coronavirus updates
- Judge Kelley also took the opportunity to further explain what his declaration that Pulaski is under a state of emergency through April 16. "What a state of emergency does for Pulaski County Government is it allows us to provide emergency services, to purchase supplies, to contract with providers when we may need to implement emergency strategies, and it allows us to bypass the normal state procurement guidelines [for example: bid advertising] that very often have delays…so that we can provide prompt emergency services for our county as needed."
- State of Louisiana Public Health Emergency Proclamation
- Louisiana’s ruling of public health emergency with directives to develop a set of guidelines for state employees who are infected with COVID-19.
- On a call with governors today, the President said he would consider their request for some stimulus in the form of block grants to the states.
- Master contracts being used in response to COVID-19 include emergency response, hazardous materials, janitorial supplies, office supplies (hand sanitizers), medical supplies, laundry services
- New Mexico is pushing RFP due dates to next week and asking for responses to be submit online
- NC Schools major assessment contract: Amid coronavirus concerns, NC Board of Education delays vote on testing contract
- Colorado DOT’s staff is working remotely and bid openings are being held via conference call
- OK state agencies will be allowed to make emergency purchases up to 250-thousand dollars and hire more staff
- Updated purchasing procedures and statewide contract purchases related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
- Idaho Department of Administration’s Division of Purchasing Memorandum
- Georgia State Purchasing Division GPC 2020 Postponement Notice - After much deliberation and many conversations with partners and advisors, the Georgia Department of Administrative Services, State Purchasing Division has decided to postpone their Annual Georgia Procurement Conference (GPC), originally scheduled for April 21-23, 2020 in Jekyll Island. The conference will now take place August 11-13 at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. The decision to postpone the conference amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis/pandemic is consistent with recommendations from public health organizations and the presidential declaration of a national emergency.
- OCP Operating Status - From Monday, March 16, through Tuesday, March 31, 2020, the Office of Contracting and Procurement (OCP) will be physically closed to prevent the potential spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the District of Columbia. However, OCP will continue to provide most services as usual.
- The State of Florida Issues Updates on COVID-19 - (possible procurement?) The Florida Department of Management Services’ (DMS) Emergency Support Function-7 (ESF-7) Logistics team continues to coordinate with the Department of Health and the Division of Emergency Management on identifying the equipment or supplies that may be necessary for a mass response to COVID-19.
- Arizona: The Governor issued a Declaration of Emergency and an Executive Order on March 11 allowing the state to access $500,000 in emergency funds to aid in measures and resources to protect public health. It provides the state with emergency procurement authority to procure goods and services needed to protect public health.
Spending & Economic Impact
- Iowa Legislature Gives Governor More Spending Authority For COVID-19 Response, Suspends Session
- Coronavirus Update: Gov. Newsom Authorizes $150M To Protect Homeless From COVID-19 -
- Aside from hotel leases, the state is also immediately procuring 1,309 travel trailers from FEMA and other private vendors so homeless individuals have a place to self-isolate.
- How the pandemic is hurting the economy (unemployment, loss of sales tax revenue, etc.), which could have trickle down effects in the long run:
- PWC did a survey of business leaders and what their concerns are with COVID: https://www.pwc.com/us/covid-19-survey
- State, federal governments seek ways to lessen COVID-19 economic impact
- Coronavirus: Expected slump in sales tax revenues raise worries for governments
- State wants small businesses to complete, turn in COVID-19 economic impact statements by Wednesday
- Colorado - Bennet Announces Over $9 Million in Emergency CDC Funds for Colorado in Coronavirus Supplemental Funding Bill Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced Colorado will receive at least $9 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support efforts to combat the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) as part of the bipartisan, bicameral emergency supplemental appropriations bill released on March 4, 2020
- The White House put out this statement with a call to action for the tech industry to develop solutions to help with the pandemic:
- A different take on technology, this article raises points around smart technologies and how they can help deal with the virus in communities now, as well as longer term implications:
- During Coronavirus Briefing, Cuomo Announces NYS Will Contract with 28 Private Labs to Increase Coronavirus Testing Capacity
- Coronavirus testing: Information on COVID-19 tests according to state health departments
- How Can Medicaid Enhance State Capacity to Respond to COVID-19?
- Labs scrambling to stay ahead of coronavirus test supply shortages
- It may be time to waive patients' costs for coronavirus treatment
- Local organizations propose TANF spending guidelines in response to COVID-19 pandemic
- Fighting COVID-19 in Georgia With Medicaid and New Funding
- Private Health Coverage of COVID-19: Key Facts and Issues
- State Data and Policy Actions to Address Coronavirus – chart breakdowns state by state of key actions regarding COVID-19 testing, Medicaid Expansion and Health Insurance Coverage, and Healthcare Provider Capacity
- State-run county health websites lack COVID-19 info – Although this is specific to Oklahoma and Oklahoma City, I believe that many other websites will face the same issues of keeping information up to date if they have not already
- How Can Medicaid Enhance State Capacity to Respond to COVID-19? – Could see some changes regarding funding for Medicaid and overall changes regarding the program
- Coronavirus: The role of tech from telemedicine to Star Trek-like devices
- Foreign, Domestic Automakers Suspend Production at North American Factories
- The halt on productions by several vehicle manufactures may result in a decrease of procurement of vehicles by SLED governments, especially if supply of vehicles decreases over the next few months. Even as factories open back up, they may be short staffed and have less production volume than before the COVID crisis began.
- Coronavirus Hinders Global Vehicle Sales in January
- It is possible we may see a decrease in procurement of vehicles by SLED governments during COVID.
- An Economic Crash Will Slow Down the Electric Vehicle Revolution … But Not For Long
- Car sales in general are likely to slow in 2020 as a result of COVID, and as electric vehicles are more expensive than gasoline vehicles, sales of electric vehicles are like to suffer even more. As the world works toward combating COVID, the push toward an all-electric vehicle market will be slowed. The long term goal will likely be unchanged, however it is anticipated there will be delays in the timeline of governments to reach that original goal.
- GA: Augusta leaders look for ways to sustain public transit, help economy
- Plans to sustain public transit in Augusta were supposed to take place, but then never discussed by the commission. Discusses the effects COVID is having on the city of Augusta, for example the city will lose $2.3 million from canceling events. Augusta Emergency Management is sending out text messages to residents, and officials are encouraging residents to buy local to support local business.
- COVID-19’s Impact on Utilities: Industry Pros Sound Off
- The article mentions vendors may be unable to complete orders due to equipment shortages or sickened employees, how will this affect contracts in place? As well, a big impact the COVID pandemic may have on utilities will be on their disaster preparedness for such events. How can this be improved for future instances? Is there a disaster preparedness plan in place at all utility facilities?
- What is the impact of Covid-19 on the power sector
Online classes/learning updates:
- Higher Edu update: 'Panic-gogy': Teaching Online Classes During The Coronavirus Pandemic
- K-12 update: Kansas Becomes The First State To End In-Person Classes For The Year
- Not related to any specific vertical or procurement, but more of an overall effect that the COVID situation may have on the grocery industry.
- Amazon Prioritizes Getting Shipments Related to COVID-19 into Fulfillment Centers
- Amazon will prioritize shipping out products/supplies to customers that are in high demand due to the COVID pandemic. Other non-essential shipments/orders will take longer to ship than usual.