Getting the Job Done in Public Procurement During COVID-19

The purpose of this Research Report is to describe what was actually occurring in the public procurement trenches during COVID-19; identify some of the common challenges faced by procurement professionals; enumerate what was accomplished; and establish important lessons we learned about emergency management. The model used in this study looks at preparedness, response, and recovery, both in terms of addressing community and government needs, and specifying some lessons learned from procurement challenges posed by COVID-19.