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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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OMB Renews Some but Not All COVID-19-Related Flexibilities for Recipients of Federal Awards

Venable - On June 18, 2020, OMB issued M-20-26, Extension of Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by...

Pandemic Oversight Committee Launches Contract Spending Tracker

The Pandemic Response Accountability Committee on Tuesday launched an online tool to track the federal government’s contract spending.

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...

DOD Announces $187 Million in Defense Production Act Title III COVID-19 Actions

Today the Department is announcing five Defense Production Act Title III actions to help sustain and strengthen essential domestic industrial base capabilities and defense-critical...

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...

Materiality Concerns For CARES Act Enforcement Cases

With the Department of Justice’s decision to drop charges against Michael Flynn, materiality has come to the forefront of popular legal discourse. At the...

New Interim Final Rule Clarifies Key Changes in Paycheck Protection Program

Crowell & Moring - On June 11, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) posted a new interim final rule (the IFR) which clarifies certain...


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