It’s official, the Government shutdown begins. What does this mean to Federal contractors?
A partial federal shutdown occurred early today. We are all hopeful that the House, Senate and the Executive Office can find common ground sooner rather than later and know this is particularly concerning for our government contracting clients. The question looms large: What should a government contractor do given this event?
For Prime Contracts: maintain contact with the CO/KO, COR and COTR to ensure you are kept abreast of whether and how delivery of your contract will be impacted.
For all unfunded contracts, stop work immediately.
For all funded contracts, stop work if a stop work order is received.
For all funded contracts where no stop work order is received, if you are able to continue work, do so until notified by the contracting officer to stop work. If work is not possible due to inaccessibility of the site, government personnel, or records, stop work.
For Subcontracts: talk with your Prime Contractor to identify which contracts they understand will remain funded.
In all cases, consider:
For additional information, please contact Jennifer Eubanks at 703-729-2882 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.