GovWin SLED Coronavirus Recon

Published: March 23, 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 government)

  • RFP due dates getting pushed back, with direct mention of COVID-19

  • Entities are changing their requirements for physical copies of proposals and instead asking for digital ones

  • Most Q&A’s are still being posted in a timely manner; however, a few have been delayed.

 

General

Funding & Economic Impact

 

Purchasing

  • Records Requests Are Casualty of Chicago Coronavirus Staffing

    • The City of Chicago will be automatically denying all FOIA requests as a result of short staffing.

  • (Connecticut) Suspension of certain real property and state contracting statutes - To expedite obtaining appropriate locations for emergency operations, the order suspends certain state contracting, leasing and procurement requirements to enter into emergency short-term leases and take other emergency measures.

  • New Jersey Notice for all contracts entered to address the COVID-19 Emergency declared under Executive Order 103 – A memorandum stating that contracts being entered for COVID-19 requires the immediate delivery of goods and performance of services, and therefore, the requirements of L. 2005, c. 25 (c. 19:44A-20.13 to -20.25), and L. 2005, c. 271 (c. 19:44A-20.25) are not applicable to such contracts; vendors need not complete either: the Vendor Certification and Disclosure; nor the Vendor Certification and Political Contribution Form.

    • For all other contracts being procuredpursuant to a preapproval for a public waiver, in accordance with Treasury Circular 18-14-DPP, the remaining required forms are not waived but may be obtained from the vendor after work on the public exigency contract is begun.

  • (Delaware) The State of Delaware has received numerous vendor requests offering the sale of goods and/or services in response to the Governor’s Declared State of Emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure that inquiries are handled promptly and efficiently, all vendors wanting to offer their capabilities should send an email to the state’s central contracting team.

  • (Florida) - All vendors’ employees performing services under any State Term Contract or Alternate Contract Source with the State of Florida are expected to follow the mandate given to all State of Florida State Personnel System employees by Governor Ron DeSantis.

  • Ige suspends public meetings and records laws as part of response

  • Colorado COVID-19 Personnel and Procurement Information

     

Technology

 

Education

  • Pelosi to Propose $10 Billion for Higher Education, Relief for Borrowers: this provides flexibility for Higher Edu facilities to continue operation during the crisis. The breakdown of funding is roughly $40 billion into schools and universities, with $30 billion directly provided to states to help them stabilize their funding for schools and nearly $10 billion to help alleviate the harm caused by COVID. See Inside Higher Ed’s live feed updating the legislation moves here.

  • Southern New Hampshire University created a suite of free resources in light of the novel coronavirus, including modules on how to run a drive-through COVID-19 test site. See press release from SHNU

     

Health Care

 

Social Services

Justice/Public Safety

 

Transportation

 

Utilities

State COVID-19 Portals