*** The Defense Department is allowing "case-by-case" equitable adjustments for schedule delays in contracts impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, according to a March 31 Defense Pricing and Contracting Agency memo. Those requests will also be reviewed for costs. DOD is also temporarily suspending an audit requirement to help pay contractors with classified contracts factors during the COVID-19 crisis, according to separate memo, directing contract officers to issue interim vouchers for classified contracts "provisionally approved" by the Defense Contract Audit Agency. The moves allow contractors to get paid faster and, for the latter, give the government leeway to audit invoices at a later date.
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Posted on Apr 03, 2020 at 2:35 AM