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A Contractor’s Guide to COVID-19 REAs

Government contracts are priced based on the facts and circumstances existing at the time of contract award. In some cases, the facts and circumstances change such that the awarded contract price is no longer fair and reasonable for one of the parties. Contracting officers or contractors may find themselves in need to submit a Request […]
June 24, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Federal Contractor’s Guide

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is one of several programs under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) designed to help small businesses cope with the financial devastation caused by COVID-19. This $650+ billion program provides potentially forgivable loans to eligible small businesses in order to assist them with the payment of […]

FFCRA Federal Contractors Guide

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires employers with less than 500 employees to provide up to 80 hours of paid sick leave for full-time employees who are subject to qualifying reasons noted in this e-book. The sick leave must be paid at specific rates and is capped depending on your employee’s qualifying reasons. […]

DoD Draft Guidance – Process for 3610 Reimbursement

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) issued draft guidance on the DoD Process for 3610 Reimbursement and will accept public comment through May 22, 2020. The new guidance offers clarifications, instructions, and checklists for contractors to complete and submit to their CO for approval for 3610 costs. The CARES Act, Section 3610 allows contracting officers […]
May 19, 2020

Incurred Cost Submissions Still Due June 30 for Contractors with December 2019 Year End

There has been no “blanket extension” of time for government contractors to submit incurred cost filings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unless a specific extension of time is requested in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), contractors will be expected to file on June 30, 2020 in accordance with contract terms and conditions, specifically […]
April 23, 2020

From the GSA Trenches: GSA Digest: Turning Obstacles into Awards

Aronson’s seasoned team of GSA experts works with contractors to navigate the complexities of GSA Schedule contracting. We’re here to help contractors make better strategic decisions to maximize government sales in alignment with their short- and long-term goals. Our GSA digest is filled with helpful tips based upon our GSA interactions, negotiations, and successes. Our […]

CARES Act and the Special Provision for Federal Contractors

The CARES Act has a special provision for federal contractors. Contractors may obtain relief for qualified employees under Section 3610 of the CARES Act for employees unable to work due to facility closures or other restrictions. Section 3610 is just one of several important potential remedies contractors should review and consider in addition to other […]
April 9, 2020

Just Released for DoD Federal Contractors: “Class Deviation – CARES Act Section 3610 Implementation”

While the CARES Act provided special provisions for federal contractors, the DoD has provided guidance for contracting officers evoking Section 3610: DFARS 231.205-79 CARES Act Section 3610 – Implementation Applicability This cost principle applies only to a contractor: That the cognizant contracting officer has established in writing to be an affected contractor. Whose employees or […]
April 9, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program and Federal Government Contractors

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provides cash-flow assistance through federally guaranteed loans to employers who maintain their payroll during the coronavirus pandemic. While I am not a subject matter expert on the PPP, I am a subject matter expert in cost recovery on federal contracts with over 20 years of experience in the area. Given these […]
April 6, 2020

OMB Issues COVID-19 Guidance for Government Contracts

On March 20, 2020, The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provided executive agencies with guidance on how to address contracting issues related to COVID-19. The guidance was issued in the form of a memorandum entitled “Managing Federal Contract Performance Issues Associated with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and addresses the following subjects. Teleworking: Agencies are […]
March 24, 2020