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COVID-19 is impacting government contractors in a host of ways. This page—which we are making free to the public—collects the key government decrees and expert analysis as a resource for our community.

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Trump Administration Develops Governmentwide Office Reopening Guidelines, With Contractor Help

The Trump administration has put together a set of recommendations that agencies throughout government can use when bringing employees back to their offices, contracting...

PPP Borrowers May Require SBA Consent or Escrowing of PPP Loan Balance in Connection...

Crowell & Moring - On October 2, 2020 (almost two months after the August 10, 2020 commencement of the acceptance period for forgiveness applications),...

In Defense of the Defense Production Act

The headline news — evil defense contractors taking funds meant for sick people — looks like something out of a Hollywood script. However, as...

Acquisition Lessons from the Pandemic that Could Stick Around

The pandemic, specifically the spending and acquisition lessons from it, should not disappear once there’s a vaccine. In fact the lessons learned should spur...
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Section 3610 Extended Until December 11, 2020

Wiley Rein - Congress voted to extend Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which authorizes (but does...

GAO Report: COVID-19 Loans Lack Controls and Are Susceptible to Fraud

In April 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) moved quickly to implement the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which provides loans that are forgivable under...

Contractors Seek Clearer, Uniform Guidance for Returning to Offices

A lead trade association would like federal agencies to issue uniform guidance for their contractors’ return to workplaces amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. More at...

Challenges for Contractors In the COVID-19 Era: Protecting Rights and Maximizing Recoveries

Jenner & Block - In this Briefing Paper published by West Law, Jenner & Block Partners David B. Robbins and Cynthia J. Robertson discuss...

PPP Loan Forgiveness Checklist

Morrison Foerster - The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, provides aid to qualifying...

GAO Report on Section 3610 Reimbursement

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman - In a report issued on September 3, 2020, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) presented its observations on the implementation of...

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