SLED Weekly Market Update on COVID-19
Published: May 22, 2020
A look into the State, Local, and Education Market's response to COVID-19
In the 21st week of 2020, State and Local procurement continued to react to the COVID-19 pandemic this week. We saw new procurements released related to the pandemic, but we also saw a lot of delays, amendments, and cancellations of projects due to coronavirus. Numerous government agencies are changing rules and regulations around 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, the top 5 states with the most procurement activity around COVID-19 remained the same as last week. California led the way with the most related or affected procurements followed by Texas, New York, New Jersey, and Illinois.
Once again, we saw the most activity at the City level followed by the State Department and County level. Independent School Districts, Colleges/Universities, and Special Districts had the least movement among these entities. This has remained consistent in the past couple weeks and is understandable as most school districts and universities are closed due to the virus.
The most common smart tags did not change from the last couple weeks. Paving trades, road transportation infrastructure construction, electrical trades, renovation services, and water infrastructure construction services were the most common projects released or affected this week.
Notable recent awards:
- Baltimore County School District, Maryland - Personal Protective Equipment
Featured grant of the week:
- USDA-NIFA-RHSE-007412 - Department of Agriculture - National Institute of Food and Agriculture - Rural Health and Saftey Education - Current Closing Date for Applications: July 01, 2020
Please watch for continued information from Deltek and the GovWin IQ team on agency needs associated with coronavirus efforts.