PAE has been awarded a contract by the Southeastern Conference (SEC) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to provide COVID-19 testing services for fall sports across 14 university locations, the company reported on Wednesday.
“Having quickly responded to COVID-19 for customers that include the state of Georgia, we are well positioned to provide critical support to the SEC,” said 2020 Wash100 Award recipient John Heller, president and CEO of PAE. “Our talented workforce will apply expertise gained from our history of providing important medical services to the safety of SEC athletes, staff, referees and officials.”
PAE has partnered with Premier Medical Group to deploy trained and ready test teams to each campus for testing and related logistics. PAE’s efforts will support the safety of scheduled sports through Dec. 2020, with an option to extend services for playoffs and bowl games.
The company’s experience in complex project management and operational logistics will support SEC’s need for a COVID-19 test provider. Having served on the front lines of the Ebola crisis in Liberia, PAE will offer skills, knowledge and capabilities to respond effectively to the COVID-19 pandemic.
PAE has made additional efforts to support remediation of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company recently announced that it won a $21.5 million contract to operate and deploy a temporary, alternative medical facility in support of COVID-19 patients in Atlanta.
The company said that it will establish Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center as a COVID-19 care site and offer complementary operational, logistical and maintenance services. Georgia’s Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency awarded the contract. PAE partner AMI will also support the delivery of medical work under the effort.