FEMA publishes COVID-19 guidance on procurements through grants during emergencies

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Mar. 17 issued a memorandum and fact sheet addressing procurements made during exigent or emergency circumstances such as the COVID-19 outbreak. FEMA recognizes that noncompetitive procurements may be necessary to save lives, to protect property and public health, and to ensure public safety, as well as to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe. The memorandum and fact sheet provide answers and guidance surrounding the need for such measures.

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