SLED Weekly Market Update on COVID-19
Published: February 26, 2021
A look into the State, Local, and Education Market's response to COVID-19
In the 9th week of 2021, State and Local procurement continued to react to the COVID-19 pandemic this week. Most government agencies are maintaining the COVID-19 rules and regulations that have been set up surrounding procurements to protect the safety of their employees and the vendors interested in doing business with them. Mandatory in-person pre-bid conferences have been moved online, proposals have been asked to be delivered only electronically, and in instances where site visits are required they’ve been scheduled one at a time instead of en masse.
This week, California held it's spot at the top of the list. New York surpassed Texas this week ever so slightly. New Jersey and Massachusetts rounded out the list this week. This list may shuffle throughout winter as the vaccine roll out progresses.
Once again, we saw the most activity at the City level. We saw the State Department level surpass the County level this week. Independent School Districts rose higher in the ranks as we saw more procurement activity from that government type. Special Districts, Colleges/Universities, and Tribal Governments had the least movement among these entities.
The most common smart tags yet again were paving trades, road transportation infrastructure construction, water infrastructure construction services, electrical trades, and renovation services.
Notable recent awards:
- Pennsylvania - COVID-19 HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY RECOVERY PROGRAM GRANT CONTRACT
- Maryland - SBR: STATEWIDE CONTRACT FOR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
- New York - COVID-19 EMERGENCY OIT SUPPORT
Featured grant of the week:
- AF-MWI-FY21-02 - Department of State - U.S. Mission to Malawi - Counter misinformation and disinformation about COVID-19 in Malawi - Current Closing Date for Applications: March 23, 2021.
Please watch for continued information from Deltek and the GovWin IQ team on agency needs associated with coronavirus efforts.