Inside Look: How cities are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Tue, 2020-05-05 05:58 -- Philip Bane

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to have a profound influence on public life, it has likewise made a major impact on how companies do business with the government. Analysis and research on the government’s continuing response are available for free to all in a new Coronavirus Government Response Resource Center.

Here are 10 government projects tracked by GovWin IQ over the past month that were recently awarded, put out to bid or included in an agency’s future spending plan, each of which demonstrate how cities are responding to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in order to best serve their citizens.

Disaster Cost Recovery – City of Detroit, MI

Detroit is looking for a contractor to help the city submit applications and supporting documents that meet requirements for disaster cost recovery reimbursements.

Personal Protective Equipment – City of Tampa, FL

Tampa is receiving quotes from qualified firms or individuals to furnish personal protective equipment (PPE) and supplies specifically for protecting against COVID-19.

COVID-19 Equipment – City of Dallas, TX

Dallas is compiling an ongoing list of qualified vendors and the availability of personal protective equipment that they can offer to assist in the city’s response to the pandemic.

Purchase of KN95 Masks – City of Farmington, NM

Farmington is preparing to enter into a sole source contract with a company who can provide the city with 25,000 KN95 respirator masks.

Emergency Cleaning – City of Boston, MA

Boston is reaching out to janitorial services providers who can perform emergency supplemental cleaning of the city’s public works properties.

Homeless Services – City of Anaheim, CA

Anaheim has requested proposals to be received for providing emergency food, shelter and other related human services to serve the city’s homeless population.

Hotel Rooms for Isolation and Quarantine – City of Columbia, MO

Columbia recently put out a solicitation for vendors to offer hotel or motel rooms for the isolation and/or quarantine of patients impacted by COVID-19.

Disposable PPE and Supplies – City of San Antonio, TX

San Antonio is seeking a business that can fulfill a contract for various disposable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other related supplies.

Secure Housing – Torrance County, NM

Torrance County is making an emergency procurement of secure housing for first responders who are infected by or exposed to the coronavirus to minimize further exposure.

Risk and Resilience Assessments – City of Redlands, CA

Redlands is inviting proposals from qualified firms to prepare a risk and resilience assessment, as well as an emergency response plan, for the city’s water department.

Businesses looking for more details on how state and local governments are responding can register for this free on-demand webinar to learn how government agencies are dealing with the medical, social and economic impact of COVID-19.

Nick Schiffler is a business-to-government (B2G) market analyst and content marketer for GovWin from Deltek. Follow them on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay up to date with the latest government market insights.