Government Contracts & Investigations

Category: Contract Administration

DoD Releases Draft Guidance on Implementation of Section 3610 Relief

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Under the CARES Act, Congress issued Section 3610 which authorized executive branch agencies to provide contractors certain reimbursement where the contractors used paid leave to keep their employees or subcontractors in a ready state and, inter alia, protect the life and safety of government and contractor personnel during the COVID-19 national emergency. On April 17,Read More

Topics: Contract Administration, Statutes and Regulations

Government’s Apparent Acquiescence Doesn’t Overcome “Plain” Contract Language

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Despite “troubling” government conduct, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) recently denied an appeal arising out of electrical work performed on a $38 million construction project involving the ground-up construction of four buildings for the United States Army. The dispute in Watts Constructors, LLC, ASBCA No. 61493 involved the use of rigid conduitRead More

Topics: Claims and Disputes, Construction, Contract Administration

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Government and Government Contractor Activities Provisions

In addition to providing relief to individuals, employees, small and non-small businesses, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act also mobilizes government and government contractors to address the special needs arising from the emergency and this relief package: Defense Production Act (DPA) The Defense Production Act (DPA) provides for creation, maintenance, expansion, orRead More

Topics: Contract Administration, Statutes and Regulations

In Case You Missed It: New Website Provides Acquisition-Related Coronavirus Information

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If you’re looking for a single place to find information concerning the federal government’s response to the coronavirus that impacts contractors, the General Services Administration (GSA) recently uploaded a webpage on the acquisition.gov website that aims to deliver: https://www.acquisition.gov/coronavirus. While it is not a comprehensive source, the site includes selected links to guidance and memorandaRead More

Topics: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues, Contract Administration

First COVID-19 Fraud Action Filed by the DOJ, and What It Means for Government Contractors

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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it has taken its first action in federal court to combat fraud related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The heightened fraud enforcement establishes a new precedent for government contractors, in particular, to take extra steps to ensure robust compliance measures are in place, to review supply chain agreements,Read More

Topics: Contract Administration, Fraud, False Claims, and False Statements