GovWin SLED Coronavirus Recon

Published: March 19, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) PandemicRecon

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

General

Purchasing

  • 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

Technology

Health care

Transportation

  • 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.

Utilities

Education

Online classes/learning updates:

Other

  • Not related to any specific vertical or procurement, but more of an overall effect that the COVID situation may have on the grocery industry.