The Department of Defense has awarded Federal Resources Supply Company a potential $134M contract to deliver personal protective equipment kits at more than 15K nursing homes nationwide.
Lt. Col. Mike Andrews, a DoD spokesman, said in a statement released Wednesday the company began to ship masks, gloves, gowns and protective eyewear to skilled nursing facilities in Baltimore, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, New York and New Jersey.
Federal Resources will continue PPE deliveries at Federal Emergency Management Agency-designated priority locations across the U.S., Puerto Rico and Guam through June.
The Defense Logistics Agency coordinated with FEMA and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on the contracting process.
Andrews noted the contract calls for the delivery of 64.4M pairs of gloves, 12.8M gowns, 13.8M masks and 1.2M goggles, and has so far invested nearly $2.3B in tools, supplies and services.
DoD, FEMA and the Department of Health and Human Services have provided medical services, equipment and supplies worth $2.3B to federal and military organizations as part of COVID-19 response efforts.