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Coronavirus Hampering Defense Contractor Operations, Reader Survey Finds

Federal contractors and private-sector workers say the coronavirus pandemic is hurting business and their ability to compete for government work, a new survey of...

Procurement Rules Can Trip Up Agencies in Emergencies, But Permissions Exist

Buying in urgent or emergency situations – procurement laws and regulations allow for it. But risk averse agencies and contracting officers are often stuck...

OMB Should Clarify Plan To Pay Contractors’ COVID- 19 Costs

Nichols Liu - In Pernix Serka Joint Venture v. Department of State, the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals recently sided with the government in...

COVID-19 Pandemic Delaying Some Defense Programs

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rattle the nation, the Pentagon and defense industrial base are navigating program disruptions, financial impacts and supply chain...

Government Contracting Insights: DPA Rated Contracts Have Some Caveats

The Defense Production Act allows the executive branch to apply a priority rating to its contracts, which would require them to be prioritized over...

Performance in the Time of the Coronavirus: A Review of the CBCA’s Recent Decision,...

In this rather pedantic yet compelling episode we discuss Edgar Allen Poe, best practices for pre-modern social distancing, the evolutionary strategy of the Ebola...

The Basics of Undefinitized Contractual Actions (UCAS)

Morrison Foerster - The federal contracting process is famous for its exacting approach to competitive procurement, which safeguards taxpayer funds and principles of fairness....

Pandemics Don’t Stop the Government From Doing Business

The good news for contractors is that the government is operating at full pace. Spending on contracts is up a little. The bad news...

For Contractors, an REA for Keeping Your People Safe and on the Job

Piliero Mazza - In COVID-19 times, one of the ongoing challenges for contractors is how to obtain upward equitable adjustments for increased operating costs...

COVID-19-Related Policies Impacting Government Contractors

By Richard Arnholt of Bass Berry & Sims I recently discussed various COVID-19-related contracting policies that will impact federal contractors during the pandemic. The article...
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