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DCAA Audits During the COVID-19 Pandemic

DCAA Audits During the COVID-19 Pandemic Shelter in Place Subject Matters to Consider By Norman McCord, Senior Manager  April 22, 2020   Still Happening DCAA is still active during this challenging “shelter in place” time but is, for the most part, auditing by email or telephone.  As is certainly true of many business and Government …

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Revised DPAP Q&A released – implementation of CARES Act, Section 3610

Insight by: Craig Stetson, Partner April 18, 2020     Revised DPAP Q&A released – implementation of CARES Act, Section 3610 Revised DPAP Q&A released April 17, 2020 – re implementation of CARES Act, Section 3610.  – See Blog posted 4.9.2020 with our expert insight.   Q27 – not unexpected nor unreasonable; contractors will need to provide thorough …

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Audit Alert on Limited Contractor Access Due to Coronavirus Disease

Insight by: Craig Stetson, Partner April 15, 2020     Newly released DCAA MRD – Audit Alert on Limited Contractor Access Due to Coronavirus Disease  Regarding potential scope limitations and resulting qualified audit opinions due to access to records during the COVID-19 national emergency. This audit guidance addresses situations where the DCAA may encounter challenges …

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RFI Only – Commercial Item Determination Opportunity

Insight by: Craig Stetson, Partner April 13, 2020 RFI Only – Commercial Item Determination Opportunity An item discussed at the February Commercial Item Group (CIG) Industry Day conference was an expansion of the CIG’s traditional scope of services to perform commercial item determinations (CIDs) directly for selected contractors. The CIG recently issued this RFI seeking …

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Industry Expertise In Times Of Uncertainty

DoD Class Deviation – CARES Act, Section 3610 Implementation Framework

Insight by: Craig Stetson, Partner April 9, 2020     DoD Class Deviation – CARES Act, Section 3610 Implementation Framework The initial March 30, 2020 DPAP memo indicated additional guidance on implementation of Section 3610 of the CARES Act would be forthcoming. The DoD issued April 8, 2080 a class deviation authorizing contracting officers (CO) to use …

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MEMORANDUM:  Managing Defense Contracts Impacts of the Novel Coronavirus

Insight by: Craig Stetson, Partner March 31, 2020   MEMORANDUM:  Managing Defense Contracts Impacts of the Novel Coronavirus A DPAP memo was released reinforcing other recent government directives / communications regarding contractor cost and schedule impacts caused by COVID-19. Two main points emerge from this memo: Various FAR clauses may provide relief to contractors to …

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Class Deviation – Submission of Interim Vouchers Under Classified Contracts

Insight by: Craig Stetson, Partner March 30, 2020     MEMORANDUM:  Class Deviation – Submission of Interim Vouchers Under Classified Contracts The government implemented an initiative to accelerate payments to contractors to minimize contract performance challenges arising from COVID-19. This DoD class deviation allows contractors to submit interim public vouchers under classified contracts directly to …

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COVID-19 Supply Chain Impacts

COVID-19 Supply Chain Impacts – Managing supply chains with HRPAS or DPAS rated orders

Written by: Gene Hansen, Senior Manager March 27, 2020 President Trump’s recent executive order engaging the Defense Production Act (DPA) to redirect US manufacturing capability to support health and medical services will cause companies that have never done business with the federal government to start doing so. Among the implementing regulations of the DPA is …

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Government Contracting for COVID-19- What to Know in the Current Contracting Environment

Written by: Paul Bailey, Partner March 25, 2020   From a contracting perspective, we have been here before, most recently with the war on terrorism and Overseas Contingency Contracts. Contractors and PCO’s responded with great speed to deliver critical products and services to support the warfighter. In some cases, typical business or best practices were …

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