COVID-19 National Response Team

Industry Portal

As part of the COVID-19 National Response Team's effort to combat COVID-19, the Joint Acquisition Task Force created an industry portal as a one-stop shop for defense industry, commercial companies and academia to share creative ideas with federal agencies to combat the virus.

As we evolve this process, we are no longer accepting submissions to the Request for Information (RFI) and have transitioned to a Commercial Solution Opening (CSO) for proposals. Use the link below to explore the Area of Interest (AOI) and submit.

If you're a government employee who wants to get involved, click here.


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Contracting Opportunities

JATF - Commercial Solutions Opening (CSO)

This announcement has been reissued to administratively update the solicitation number (previously FA3002-20-S0002) and highlight the CSO's purpose for bolstering industrial capacity for domestic supplier base in support of JATF & HHS COVID-19 response priorities. All pending award determinations submitted under the previous solicitation number remain valid for government review and consideration.

This CSO announcement (FA7013-20-S-0002) anticipates soliciting solution briefs through separate & periodically published Areas of Interest (AOI) to meet JATF & HHS COVID-19 response priorities; with an emphasis on Strategic National Sourcing strategy that seeks to strengthen direct or tangential domestic supplier sources, increase market resiliency/competition with a goal of bolstering the national industrial capacity for medical, pharmaceutical and/or other personal protective equipment.

See below for specific Areas of Interest:


  • Masks
  • Pharmaceutical Industrial Base Expansion
  • Screening & Diagnostics
  • Personal Protection Equipment Industrial Base Expansion

  • Please review the CSO and published Areas of Interest for instructions on how to submit your solutions brief. Areas of Interest are scheduled to close August 3, 2020.


    *The Government reserves the right to award a FAR Part 12 contract or an Other Transaction (OT) under 10 USC 2371b agreement, including prototype and follow-on production, or no contract instrument at all, a contract as a result of this solicitation.

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    Additional Resources


    Small Business Administration COVID-19 Relief Options

    Check out the Small Business Administration's resources for COVID-19 relief.

    CARES Act: Loans for Businesses Critical to Maintaining National Security

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury is accepting loan applications from eligible businesses that are critical to maintaining national security (“Borrowers”).

    Borrowers are encouraged to submit their completed application materials by 3 p.m. EDT on May 1, 2020, for expedited review. Applications received after 3 p.m. on May 1, 2020, may not be considered, but the Treasury Department may, in its discretion and subject to the availability of funds, consider such applications for approval.

    Click here to see if you qualify.

    For additional information on the CARES Act click here.

    Market Research - Healthcare Supplies

    Healthcare supply vendors can register free of charge on Public Spend Forum's GovShop to assist the Federal Supply Chain Task Force in identifying needed supplies. The task force routinely reviews GovShop to respond to short notice and emergency requests for products and services.

    COVID-19 Authorities, Contract Vehicles and Initiatives

    This page on MITRE's website is intended to provide up-to-date information regarding federal authorities, contractual vehicles, and initiatives available to support the COVID-19 response.

    Coronavirus Information and Resources for VCs and Startups

    The National Venture Capital Association is providing important information and resources to venture-backed companies about the federal response to COVID-19, including tax credits, loan opportunities, and sick leave.


    *These links are provided to increase rapid supply chain transparency for customers, agencies and firms and in no way constitutes an endorsement.


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    Webinars


    The COVID AMA webinar for 7/14 has been cancelled.

    We are hosting webinars every Tuesday at 1 p.m. EST to provide an overview of this initiative and give attendees the opportunity to ask questions.


    Watch previous webinars here and download the webinar slide deck here.


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    FAQs


    Who can be involved in the Unite and Fight effort?

    For companies interested in getting involved, we have transitioned to a Commercial Solutions Opening (CSO) and are accepting proposals until Aug. 3, 2020.

    Government volunteers and providers (Department of Defense personnel, federal and local government employees, etc.) can submit here.


    What opportunities are still available for us to get involved?

    We have reissued a JATF Commercial Solutions Opening (CSO) companies can submit proposals to.


    For more information regarding COVID-19, view the following websites:

  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - https://www.coronavirus.gov
  • U.S. Government Response - https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus
  • Coronavirus FAQ - https://faq.coronavirus.gov/

  • For any additional questions, feel free to shoot us an email at support@afwerx.af.mil.

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