Tracking Federal Purchases to Fight the Coronavirus

The federal government is spending billions of dollars to combat the coronavirus, and spending shows no sign of slowing down. Explore who the U.S. is buying from, what it’s buying and how much it’s paying.

by Moiz Syed and Derek Willis, May 27, 2020. Updated July 10, 2020

$17.7B
Amount Committed
8,251
Contracts
4,467
Vendors
2,048
Sole-Source Contracts

Examples of What the U.S. Has Bought

Top Spending Categories

Biggest Contracts

Vendor Description Total Committed
PHILIPS NORTH AMERICA LLC Medical and Surgical Instruments, Equipment and Supplies $647M
EMERGENT MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS BALTIMORE LLC Biomedical Advanced Development R&D $643M
JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICALS INC Drugs and Biologicals $605M
HAMILTON MEDICAL, INC. Medical and Surgical Instruments, Equipment and Supplies $551M
PARKDALE ADVANCED MATERIALS, INC. Medical and Surgical Instruments, Equipment and Supplies $543M

Where Vendors Are Located

State Vendors Total Committed
Virginia 455 $2.13B
North Carolina 102 $1.53B
Maryland 276 $1.4B
California 458 $1.17B
Massachusetts 110 $1.16B
Icons by Haisam Hussein, special to ProPublica.
About this data
This data comes from the Federal Procurement Data System, which includes all contracts worth $10,000 or more. We look at all contracts that are tagged with the procurement code for COVID-19 or otherwise started in 2020 and contain “COVID-19” in the description. Department of Defense contracting data is subject to a 90-day delay before it appears in the data.
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