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CoVpoint platfrom – connecting government bodies with problems with private organisations who can solve them

Innovative response

The Czech government established a platform working as a marketplace for goods and services regarding the current crisis. Specialized government team connects the state (or even companies) demand for products or services with the supply of companies. To apply, companies need to fill a very simple online form. There are five steps:

Fill in and send your offer or inquiry.
You will be included in the CoVpoint central register.
CoVpoint will contact the bidder.
CoVpoint processes the offer or inquiry and finds suitable counterparties.

It was created by are a specialized team consisting of representatives of CzechInvest, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Health. With the support of the Confederation of Industry and Transport, we are helping to combat Covid-19, even economically.

Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact

CoVPoint has emerged as a response to a new situation that creates new needs and capacities, both on the state and market side. The mission is to connect as many companies willing to help the state with the authorities as possible, while linking the current demand and supply of companies so that their cooperation is as effective as possible, helping to mitigate the impact of this situation.

Organisations/institutions involved

CzechInvest, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Health. With the support of the Confederation of Industry and Transport,

Level(s) of government:
  • National/Federal government

Issues being addressed:

  • Resource management and mobilisation
  • Public service delivery under new circumstances
  • Crowdsourcing solutions

Date Submitted:

15 April 2020

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