APRIL 10, 2020
On April 7th we launched our first HOTSHEET Live! Webinar. Over 600 businesses representing organizations from all over the country signed up to attend this content-rich session that focused on how to do business with the federal government during COVID-19 and the SBA’s Disaster Business Loan Programs. The expert panel provided the audience with key takeaways such as:

  1. Rules of Engagement When Doing Federal Business during the Coronavirus pandemic.
  2. The role of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, and how to do business with them during a disaster.
  3. How to take advantage of the SBA programs such as the Payroll Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL).

A special thank you to Kay Riplinger-Baltz, Associate Director of USACE and Antonio Doss, District Director of the SBA. Special thanks to Kim Harwell for sharing the GovPurchase procurement opportunities.

Please keep scrolling…this issue is filled with business opportunities. Check out the Amazon opportunity.
In case you missed it or in case you want to hear it again.
More to come: All questions received during the broadcast will be addressed and posted at a later date.
How to Obtain Government Contracts during COVID-19
Vital information from…

Kay Riplinger-Baltz
Acting Director of Small Business Programs
US Army Corp of Engineers

Acting Director Riplinger-Baltz recommends reaching out to the Small Business Deputies across US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE).
USACE has Small Business Program Deputies located in the Districts. There are 43 Districts across this country that do this work and the buying.
The Deputy for Small Business manages the Small Business Office. The Deputy serves as an advocate for the Small and Disadvantaged Business Program by ensuring that small businesses receive the maximum practicable opportunity to participate in and receive their fair share of contract dollars awarded.
You may contact a Small Business Deputy by clicking on the map located on the USACE website. VIEW MAP
The Small Business Deputy will provide either a Point of Contact email and phone number or a place for you to input your information. USACE contracting is done at the district level, where the small business deputies are located.
Please be certain your capabilities statement has been submitted to:
COVID Contracting < COVIDContracting@usace.army.mil> This is the database collecting information from businesses interested in supporting the COVID19 mission.

Below are two Small Business Deputies that are collecting capabilities statements from small businesses:

  1. White, Elizabeth Marie (Beth), CIV USARMY CEMVR (US) Elizabeth.M.White@usace.army.mil
  2. Solomon, John S, CIV USARMY CENWS (USA)

Additionally, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has an email address for you to submit your capabilities to: sbmail@hhs.gov

And two points of contact with the State Department are:
We also encourage you to reach out to local government offices at the state, county, and city levels.
Smartbook for Doing Business with the Federal Government
Vital information from…

Tommy Marks
MBDA Federal Procurement Center
Coping with COVID-19
Financial Tools & Resources to Help Small Business
Vital information from…

Antonio Doss
District Director
Washington Metropolitan 
Area District Office
Lockheed Martin's Immediate Needs Bulletin Board Posting – R&D opportunities from the US Air Force associated with COVID-19
Supplier Wire

The Air Force (AF) invites small business firms to submit proposals under this Commercial Solutions Opening (CSO) for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. Firms with the capability to conduct research and development (R&D) in...

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Here are some of the latest federal, state and local COVID-19 Open Opportunities from compiled by GovPurchase.
Department of General Services, MD - Covid-19 Emergency Medical Supplies
DGS Division of Purchases and Supply - Facility Cleaning and Disinfecting Services (COVID19)
Veterans Affairs, Department Of VA - 7010--Covid-19: Telehealth Infrastructure Support
Homeland Security - Federal Emergency Management Agency - Fema-2020-Covid-19-1, Ppe Covid-19
Department Of Defense - Dept Of The Army - W912Hz-Covid-19 Clean And Disinfect Office And Com
Department Of Health And Human Services - Office Of The Assistant Secretary For Administration (Asa) - Priority Icu Medicines Covid-19
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