SmallGovCon Week In Review: April 20 – April 24, 2020

Spring has definitely sprung here in Lawrence. The red buds are blooming everywhere. As many of us are working from home, it’s interesting to see a different view out of the window as we wait for the time when we can return to the office.

But, in the mean time, we’re still providing incisive posts and updates for our government contractor readers. This week saw a number of intriguing stories about how COVID-19 is affecting contractors, as well as other updates, including potential relief for employees of contractors, a memorandum from the OMB, and relief for America’s farmers.

Have a great weekend and stay safe SGC readers.

  • Procurement assistance program helps small businesses navigate pandemic. [dla.mil]
  • COVID-19 Plant Closures Affect DOD’s Industrial Base. [defense.gov]
  • DoD expects three month acquisition delays, billions in payouts to contractors. [federalnewsnetwork]
  • Why Are Independent Contractors And Sole Proprietors Treated Poorly Under The Paycheck Protection Program? [forbes]
  • Feds on track to begin equal employment opportunity audits. [constructiondive]
  • Contractor employees who can’t work may get paid leave. [federalnewsnetwork]
  • Vendors who can’t work due to coronavirus asking for more clarity, consistency. [federalnewsnetwork]
  • MEMO: Preserving the Resilience of the Federal Contracting Base in the Fight Against the Coronavirus Disease [whitehouse.gov]
  • Administration Releases Guidance to Clarify Coronavirus Relief Act’s Contracting Provisions. [govexec]
  • USDA Rolls Out $19 Billion Relief Program for Agriculture. [lancasterfarming]
  • No Winner Likely In JEDI Court Battle; ‘Just Pull The Plug?’: Greenwalt. [breakingdefense]
  • MEMO:Debarment notices can come electronically. [acq.osd.mil]