SLED Weekly Market Update on COVID-19

Published: July 23, 2021

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A look into the State, Local, and Education Market's response to COVID-19

In the 30th week of 2021, State and Local procurement continued to react to the COVID-19 pandemic this week. Many 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, New Jersey soared to the top of the list. California was close behind in second place. Texas, New York and Massachusetts rounded out the Top 5 states this week. This list may continue to shuffle throughout the year as the vaccine roll out progresses. 

Once again, we saw the most activity at the City level. We saw the State Department level remain second. Special Districts rose above the County level this week. Independent School 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:

Featured grant of the week:

  • PAR-21-276 - Department of Health and Human Services - National Institutes of Health. Limited Competition Emergency Awards: Shared Personal Protective Equipment Resources for COVID-19 Related Vaccine and Treatment Clinical Trials and Clinical Studies (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Current Closing Date for Applications: July 15, 2022. 

Please watch for continued information from Deltek and the GovWin IQ team on agency needs associated with coronavirus efforts.