In response to the growing impact of the Coronavirus outbreak, government agencies and contractors are focusing on maintaining the continuity of vital services. Among other steps, managers are turning to remote work solutions and online talent platforms to mitigate the impact of the outbreak on agency operations and related government contractor performance.

Independent consultants and experts provide a ready reserve of stay-at-home talent available on the digital marketplace. In many cases, agencies and companies are likely to find that off-site work can be as effective as traditional methods, while saving time and reducing costs. Clients only pay for what they need, when they need it while eliminating layered costs of intermediaries.

As the gig economy continues to grow the marketplace increasingly provides access to highly specialized experts who prefer to work as independent professionals. Available talent often consists of retirees, military spouses, government or contractor former employees with direct agency and program experience.

Online talent marketplaces can provide a complete procurement cycle from project description, competitive bidding, evaluation, selection and service delivery. Using simplified acquisition procedures the process is streamlined.

GovFlex is working with agencies and contractors to create “benches” for the independent professional talent they need. During this challenging time, the company is reducing certain transaction fees and increasing customer service support at no additional charge.

Government sector managers can mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak through the effective use of digital marketplaces and the creation of talent benches. Along the way, they will discover the many additional advantages that online talent platforms provide – just in time to make a difference!