HHS Bids $250 Million Contract Meant to ‘Defeat Despair and Inspire Hope’ on Coronavirus

Source: Politico

As the presidential election fast approaches, the Department of Health and Human Services is bidding out a more than $250 million contract to a communications firm as it seeks to “defeat despair and inspire hope” about the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report in Politico, which cited an internal HHS document.

Several weeks ago, the department sent out to a number of communications firms a “performance work statement,” which lays out what work will be expected of the winning firm. The document says that the vast majority of the money will be spent from now until January.

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