Type: Law Bulletins
Date: 04/02/2020

COVID-19 Federal Resource Summary for Companies Doing Business With the Federal Government

With the myriad of federal actions taking place over the past couple of weeks, it is difficult to keep track of all the new COVID-19 Response websites, memoranda, press releases, and laws. For those companies who are currently doing business with the federal government or who want to do business with the federal government, below is a resource summary with links.

Health and Human Services (HHS) has established a centralized platform for receiving and vetting offers from the private and non-profit sectors to provide or produce PPE, ventilators and other critical supplies in response to COVID-19. 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has established a website providing more information on selling and donating supplies and equipment. 

  • To donate medical supplies or equipment, provide FEMA details on what you are offering.
  • To produce a product related to the COVID response – email nbeoc@max.gov.
  • If you are a hospital or healthcare provider in need of medical supplies, please contact your state, local, tribal or territory department of public health and/or emergency management agency.
  • To support the response to COVID- 19 with your company’s non-medical goods and/or services, submit your inquiry to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Procurement Action Innovative Response Team (PAIR) team at DHSIndustryLiaison@hq.dhs.gov.

The Department of Defense (DOD):

  • Acquisition has established a central listing of COVID-19 Resources for federal contractors. Here DOD lists Memoranda, Class Deviations, OMB Resources, Military Component Memoranda and COVID-19 Acquisition.
    • For example, within the DOD, the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)’s Commercial Item Group released guidance on determining the commerciality of the items needed in response to COVID-19.
  • Through the Air Force, the DOD has established a portal to collect information and innovative ideas from government, industry, non-defense industry, academia, venture capital and individual contributors. AFWERX will group the submissions received and match them to one of seven response areas.

The General Services Administration (GSA) has established a central listing for OMB Guidance and Memoranda affecting federal contractors.

Additional agency news can be found below:

As further central portals or critical websites are established to coordinate and manage the response to COVID-19, we will add them to this list.

Please visit our COVID-19 Toolkit for all of Taft’s updates on the coronavirus.

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