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COVID-19 Warrants USAID Adjusting or Removing Indirect Rate Ceilings

Nichols Liu - COVID-19 crisis is a “once in a lifetime” event that is having an enormous impact on USAID’s implementing partners (IPs).  This...

“Help Me If you Can I’m Feeling Down, and I Do Appreciate You Being...

Many federal contractors are performing essential work that could expose people to the coronavirus. This, in turn, could result in claims and litigation against...

Veterans Affairs Granted Unprecedented Procurement Authority under P.L. 85-804

Blank Rome - On April 10, 2020, the President issued a Memorandum to the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (“DVA”) authorizing the...

Do You Meet the Unique Eligibility Requirements for a PPP Loan?

Piliero Mazza - If you missed the first batch of loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) and want to determine if you are...

Can Federal Contractors Offset Coronavirus Leave or Avoid Paying H&W Benefits Thereon: No, Maybe,...

Abrahams Wolf-Rodda - With the recent actions by Congress and some federal agencies, the leave benefit obligations for small size employers have been both...

Are Coronavirus Impacts Compensable?

Husch Blackwell - We previously looked at whether the COVID-19 pandemic is an excusable delay that would give contractors relief from delivery deadlines and...

Trump Administration Releases Guidance to Clarify Coronavirus Relief Act’s Contracting Provisions

On Friday the Trump administration released guidance to clarify how and when agencies can reimburse contractors as outlined in the recently enacted novel coronavirus...

Presidential Memorandum Grants VA Authority to Indemnify COVID-19 Contractors

Wiley Rein - On April 10, 2020, the White House issued a Presidential Memorandum authorizing the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to exercise authority...

CARES Act Includes New Route to Recovery for Contractors Affected By COVID-19

Covington - Contractors sidelined by facility closures and stay-at-home orders in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic may now have a new pathway to...

Department of Justice Makes $850 Million Available to Help Public Safety Agencies Address COVID-19...

The Department of Justice today announced that it is making $850 million available to help public safety agencies respond to the challenges posed by...