“The Small Business Administration has a large role to play in disaster and emergency response—as seen during the current COVID-19 pandemic—and the agency wants to make sure it is continually improving in this area.”
“In February, the agency issued a solicitation for “Ongoing Process Improvement Validation and Implementation,” seeking a contractor to help follow through on lessons learned from the 2017 hurricane season, one of the worst years on record and the agency’s “second-largest disaster to date,” according to the solicitation…”
“This week, the agency awarded a $5.5 million contract to Consult DSA, LLC, a woman-owned small business based in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The company will work to validate the findings in previous reports “to ensure future disaster response efforts continue to be…” Read the full article here.
Source: SBA Awards $5.5M Contract to Improve Response to Disasters – By Aaron Boyd, May 1, 2020. Nextgov.