State Emergency Procurement Regulations

Published: March 24, 2020

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As States are continuing to battle the pandemic outbreak, 48 states have declared states of emergency as of March 17, 2020. Governors sign executive order declaring state of emergency, which invoke States ability to utilize Emergency procurement laws. 

Emergency declarations allow officials at the federal, state, and local levels to coordinate quickly and activate a set of powers that they can use to respond to a crisis. Every state or local government can issue a declaration of emergency to facilitate a response to a crisis by, for example, temporarily eliminating certain laws and executing regional emergency agreements.

Attached are resources to allow government contractors to quickly understand and analyze individual State procurement rules and policies in order to better prepare themselves to help State governments.