Soraya Correa, chief procurement officer of the Department of Homeland Security, is standing up an acquisition team that will handle coronavirus-related sourcing and industry engagement activities across DHS components.
Correa wrote in a statement dated April 2 that the COVID-19 Procurement and Acquisition Innovation Response Team will manage coordination across the DHS and Federal Emergency Management Agency in efforts to streamline all procurement-related operations for disease response.
According to Correa, interested entities must continue directing inquiries and capability offerings to DHS’ industry liaison as the PAIR team is being established.
“The COVID-19 PAIR team is ensuring that DHS is maximizing procurement flexibilities and innovative approaches to meet the requirements for COVID-19 response,” she said. “We thank you in advance for working with DHS to bring your best ideas and solutions forward to address DHS needs and capability gaps.”
Correa will serve as a keynote speaker during Potomac Officers Club’s 2020 Procurement Forum on Tuesday, June 9th. Register here to save your spot for the forum. During her keynote address, she will discuss the short term and long term strategies, acquisition, workforce initiatives, tech modernization and collaboration between government and industry.
Julie Dunne of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) will also serve as a keynote speaker for the event. Register here to join Potomac Officers Club for its 2020 Procurement Forum on June 9th.