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Commerciality in the Time of Coronavirus—DCMA Issues New Class Commercial Item Determination and Guidance

McCarter & English - On March 31, 2020, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment issued a memorandum attaching...

DoD Has Issued a Class Deviation on Undefinitized Contract Actions During the National Emergency...

Effectively immediately for undefinitized contract actions: The requirement in DFARS 217.7404-4(a) to limit obligations to 75 percent of the not to exceed price before...

General Services Administration Issues Class-Wide Waiver of Trade Agreements Act and Buy American Act...

McCarter & English - In a Class Determination and Findings (CD&F) published on April 3, 2020, the GSA’s Senior Procurement Executive directed that certain...

Small Businesses and COVID-19: Relief and Assistance Resources

This CRS Insight presents selected websites and CRS products potentially relevant to small businesses that are directly affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)...

DHS Contractors Subject to New COVID-19 Screening Procedures

Contractors working for the Department of Homeland Security will undergo new screening procedures while visiting government facilities to limit the spread of COVID-19, according...

OFCCP Grants COVID-19 National Interest Exemption

To facilitate response efforts for the COVID-19 pandemic, OFCCP recently granted a three-month National Interest Exemption for contracts providing COVID-19 relief. This exemption extends...

COVID-19 Effects on Cleared Contractors

On March 30, 2020, the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) published COVID-19 NISP Guidance to describe for cleared industry how DCSA will conduct...

VA Federal Supply Schedule Contracts and the Coronavirus

Blank Rome - In response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) has relaxed procurement rules and regulations to facilitate...

Federal Executive Emergency Authorities to Address COVID-19

On March 13, standing in the White House Rose Garden, President Trump announced a national emergency in response to the coronavirus outbreak in the...

OPM Offers Tips for Agencies to Help Teleworking Feds with Caregiving

The Office of Personnel Management last week highlighted a number of ways that agencies can “deal with” employees who are juggling telework and caring...