COVID-19: Selling to the Government

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As the COVID-19 health crisis continues to impact the nation the federal and state government needs for supplies and services increases. If your company is interested in fulfilling some of these needs you can utilize the information below to help navigate how to sell to the government.  The ISU CIRAS Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) has a counselor for your area that can work with you one-on-one to identify your unique target market and help you through the process every step of the way.

CIRAS Checklists & Guides

Selling to the Government during a Disaster

State of Iowa Contracting Resources & Information

State of Iowa Department of Administrative Services
Iowa State University
University of Iowa
University of Northern Iowa
Iowa DOT
Iowa Department of Homeland Security Emergency Procurement

Federal Government Procurement Resources

FEMA: How To Help, Donations, and Procuring from Private Sector
DOD: Joint Acquisition Task Force and Questionnaire/Application for Goods and Services
DOD: How To Contract with the DOD and Memorandum
DOD Small Business: Resources and Toolkits for Small Business
DPC: Defense Pricing and Contracting Updates
FAA: Please refer to the CIRAS Checklist:  Selling to the Government during a Disaster
GSA: GSA COVID-19 PPE Sources Sought
Department of Veterans Affairs: Regional Small Business Liaisons to connect to for selling supplies
DLA: PPE Technology Accelerator Program
CARES Act: Frequently Asked Questions
General PPE: Solicitation on Beta.Sam.Gov
SBA HUBZone Program Compliance Flexibilities During the CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC (COVID-19)
Federal bid opportunities related to COVID-19

Videos on Federal Government Contracting in the time of COVID-19

COVID-19 Labor and Employment Issues for Government Contractors by Centre Law
Coronavirus Issues for Government Contractors by Centre Law
Covid-19 Considerations for Federal Contractors by Govology (ask your PTAC Counselor for a code to watch this for free)

General Resources & Support

ISU CIRAS Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)


If your business is impacted by COVID-19, CIRAS can provide no-cost assistance to help you understand your next steps. CIRAS has an emergency response team in place to help guide you through the recovery process. Fill out our Contact Us form and we’ll be in touch with you.