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GAO Sustains Protests Alleging Agency Failed to Consider Pandemic Impacts on its Requirements

Crowell & Moring – In Chronos Solutions et al., GAO sustained a pre-award protest challenging the terms of a solicitation issued by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The solicitation sought asset management services to support the disposition of properties conveyed to HUD following foreclosure of loans guaranteed by the Federal […]
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Irregularities in COVID Reporting Contract Award Process Raises New Questions

An NPR investigation has found irregularities in the process by which the Trump administration awarded a multi-million dollar contract to a Pittsburgh company to...

GAO Report – Observations on Federal Contracting in Response to the Pandemic

The Government Accountability Office has issued a report to Congress on COVID-19 contracting. The report describes the key characteristics of federal contracting in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among other things, the report details which agencies have the highest total of COVID-19 obligations (HHS, DOD, DHS, VA) and the amount the government has spent on […]
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DoD Memorandum Discusses Contractor Reimbursement for COVID-19 Expenses

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman - A memorandum released on July 2, 2020 by Acting Principal Director for Defense Pricing Kim Herrington provides guidance on...

What Can Business Owners Do Now to Prepare for a COVID-19 Business Interruption Claim?

Aronson Tax Consulting - Though many businesses are reopening, generally in a limited capacity, most are not back to their pre-pandemic levels, and COVID-19...

Billions in Covid-19 Federal Contract Awards Not Facing Protests

Billions of dollars in awards for federal contracts aimed at combating Covid-19 aren’t being protested by losing bidders in court or before the agency...

Don’t Underestimate the Force (Majeure)…and Be Sure You Understand It!

Miles & Stockbridge - With the onset of COVID-19, there is increased attention on force majeure clauses – what they are, when they can...

Pentagon IG Offers Advice for Effective Contracting During Pandemic

With billions of dollars in CARES Act funding yet to be spent and several billion more potentially in the appropriations pipeline, it’s far too...

Are Pandemic-Related Contract Changes Compensable? Two Recent, Instructive Cases

By Dawn E. Stern and Ryan Carpenter of DLA Piper As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues, US government contractors are asking whether they...

Nothing Is Certain except Death, Taxes, and Now COVID-19 Contracts and Relief Funding Audits

Blank Rome - Despite COVID-19 article overload—and understandable fatigue—there is no doubt that there will be substantial audit activity related to COVID-19 contracts and...