Government Contractor’s “Coronavirus Checklist”
Wiley continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 crisis and will update this list as new information is available. This alert was originally published on March 19, 2020 and updated on April 24, 2020.
Over the past several weeks, federal, state and local governments have taken unprecedented actions to try to address both the public health and economic impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). These unprecedented actions include the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which includes financial relief aimed at easing some of the financial hardships inflicted on various industries, including government contractors. In addition, government contractors have played a key role in responding to the COVID-19 crisis, with contractors being called upon to deliver personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators, and other badly needed medical supplies.
As we continue to navigate through these uncertain times, the following is an updated “checklist” of key issues that government contractors should consider, in order to protect themselves contractually from the potential disruptions and delays that are likely to arise as this situation continues to unfold.
□ Identify Available Forms Of Financial Relief
□ Assess The Need For Additional Contractual Protections For COVID-19 Responses
□ Check Your Existing Contract Terms
□ Communicate With Your Customers
□ Document Impacts
□ Capture Costs
□ Check Your Telework Policies
□ Review Employment Requirements and Policies
Wiley’s Government Contracts team is closely monitoring developments and assisting clients in navigating through this fast-moving crisis, and will provide further Alerts and Webinars as events unfold.
To download a more in-depth checklist, click here.