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COVID Contracting - COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact - 101

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This is part of our webinar series on COVID-19 and the impact on federal government contracting. We had legal experts, public affairs specialist, banking and finance professionals and procurement gurus answer questions sent in from the public.
The full recording can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/DTKe8ZD_1ps
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COVID Contracting - COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact - 101

  1. 1. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact Complimentary Webinar FRIDAY MARCH 20, 2020 1pm EST
  2. 2. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact J Schaus & Associates Washington DC Professional Services For Federal Contractors 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.com
  3. 3. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  4. 4. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/ J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  5. 5. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 * The Webinar is being recorded * AGENDA Speaker Introductions [Legal / Public Affairs / Banking / Finance / Procurement] Speaker Insight Questions Wrap Up J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  6. 6. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 LEGAL SPEAKERS J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  7. 7. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 Mary Beth Bosco Partner Holland And Knight 202.469.5270 marybeth.bosco@hklaw.com J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  8. 8. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 Margaret Cassidy Legal Counsel Cassidy Law 202.266.9928 m.cassidy@cassidylawpllc.com J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  9. 9. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPEAKERS J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  10. 10. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 Dewardric “DL” McNeal Managing Director Longview Global 240.602.4085 dmcneal@longviewgllc.com J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  11. 11. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 Crystal Ellerbe VP, Federal Relations Strategies 360 202.367.6012 crystale@strategies360.com J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  12. 12. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 FINANCIAL PLANNING SPEAKERS J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  13. 13. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 Matthew Kuhns Financial Advisor Edward Jones 571.525.2924 matt.kuhns@edwardjones.com J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  14. 14. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 Ben Offit Principal Offit Advisors 410.600.7526 BOffit@OffitAdvisors.com J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  15. 15. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 BANKING SPEAKERS J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  16. 16. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 Dan Ambrico CEO ISQ 203.243.5342 dambrico@lsq.com J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  17. 17. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 Adam Nalls Senior Vice President Atlantic Union Bank 703.871.1361 adam.nalls@atlanticunionbank.com J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  18. 18. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 PROCUREMENT J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  19. 19. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 Kevin Jans CO Expert Witness Skyway Acquisition Solutions 1.877.884.5280 kevin@skywayacquisition.com J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  20. 20. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 Guy Timberlake Founder & CVO SCIIF gtimberlake@thesciif.net J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  21. 21. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  22. 22. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 1. It is understood that the impact of the Covid-19 virus on government contract performance is not compensable but can result in changes to schedule and the avoidance of penalties. What is the process a contractor should take if their contracts are impacted and what documentation should be provided? Mary Beth Bosco - LEGAL J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  23. 23. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 2. Can you please clarify that COVID 19 is considered an “epidemic” in accordance with the FAR 52.249-14 Excusable Delays clause? Margaret Cassidy – LEGAL J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  24. 24. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 3. How should federal contractors manage their Cash Conversion Cycle? Dan Ambrico - BANKING J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  25. 25. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 4. How could this affect existing RFP's that are in final decisions post oral-presentations? Kevin Jans – PROCUREMENT J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  26. 26. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 5. Expectations for re-distributing of agency funding that could have been allocated for specific RFP's that are not mission-critical? Guy Timberlake – PROCUREMENT J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  27. 27. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 6. What are some of the ways in which businesses can engage with Congress about the specific impact of COVID-19 on our businesses and establish channels for feedback on how well the implementation process at the relevant agencies are going? Dewardric McNeal – PUBLIC AFFAIRS J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  28. 28. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 7. Will the Federal Government modify payment terms to expedite payments as quickly as weekly to infuse cash into small businesses to meet payroll and other pressing needs? Mary Beth Bosco - LEGAL J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  29. 29. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 8. What guidance can we expect to have from the government? Margaret Cassidy – LEGAL J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  30. 30. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 9. If we don't get paid, what resources are there for small govcons to cover the shortfalls? Matthew Kuhns – FINANCE ADVISOR J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  31. 31. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 10. What can we expect to happen to solicitations that are expected to drop this month/next month? Kevin Jans – PROCUREMENT J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  32. 32. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 11. What is the Defense Priorities and Allocation System and how does it work? Mary Beth Bosco - LEGAL J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  33. 33. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 12. Are we allowed to contact contract officers or specialists? Guy Timberlake – PROCUREMENT J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  34. 34. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 13. Will Federal Government Contingency Plans for contracts and grants be implemented as they did during the 2019 Federal Government Shutdown? Crystal Ellerbe – PUBLIC AFFIARS J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  35. 35. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 14. For positions that can be done via telework, can we request Gov't to allow for duty modifications? How would we go about this? Kevin Jans – PROCUREMENT J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  36. 36. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 15. What financial products are available for federal contractors in the marketplace? Dan Ambrico – BANKING J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  37. 37. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 16. What should we do if we did NOT receive a stop work order...but the COR is telling us to stay home? Mary Beth Bosco – LEGAL J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  38. 38. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 17. Can you provide a list of the current legislation / funding packages being proposed or already in existence that might apply to federal contractors? A quick overview presentation on the primary ones would be helpful, including which government agencies will be administering the funding, where to track the opportunities, and when applications are expected to be due. Dewardric McNeal – PUBLIC AFFAIRS J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  39. 39. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 18. Can you speak to firm fixed contracts in this environment. If people are not working but the contract is fixed price.... Margaret Cassidy – LEGAL J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  40. 40. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 19. What can I do and what can my employees do for themselves, to keep our personal individual investments safe at this time? Matthew Kuhns – FINANCE ADVISOR J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  41. 41. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 20. Is it your opinion that certain SBA activities (e.g. socio-economic classification and program approvals) will slow down to meet the demands of the new stimulus requirement? Mary Beth Bosco – LEGAL J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  42. 42. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 21. What is a National Interest Action and what does it mean? Guy Timberlake – PROCUREMENT J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  43. 43. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 22. What specific tools can the contracting officer use to award contracts under emergency situations? Kevin Jans – PROCUREMENT J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  44. 44. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 23. Should federal contractors react differently from other investors in this market volatility due to their reliance on the federal government for contracts and funding? Ben Offit – FINANCE ADVISOR J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  45. 45. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 24. If the Federal government such as CDC NIH etc. orders from suppliers, does that legally become a priority preference to other entities orders including the government? Margaret Cassidy – LEGAL J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  46. 46. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 25. The SBA’s Disaster Relief Website in the latest PTAC email does NOT list vast numbers of states and areas within those states that have obviously been affected COVID-19. How frequently is the website being updated? And how will we know if our work locations are covered by the Disaster Relief program if not currently identified in the SBA website? Or is it Nationwide regardless of state or location? Mary Beth Bosco - LEGAL J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  47. 47. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 26. What are the recommendations if the government doesn't allow the contractors to telework? Adam Nalls – BANKING J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  48. 48. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 27. In the televised Presidential COVID update (3/17/20), Secretary Mnunchin stated that the government’s (which I assumed is the SBA’s) Disaster Relief program will cover “small AND medium sized businesses with less than 500 personnel”…. Question I have is, does his statement indicate that they are somehow redefining what businesses can receive economic relief because …. J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  49. 49. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 27. (cont.) (1) there is NO definition in the SBA for a “Medium” sized company; and (2) Small Businesses are defined by NAICs Code which can be based on # of personnel OR annual $ receipts… Please clarify what a “medium” sized company is and if they qualify for relief or are only Small Businesses (based on their primary NAICs code) eligible for relief. Kevin Jans – PROCUREMENT J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  50. 50. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 28. If a Federal construction project is suspended due to this COVID-19 pandemic, we are being informed that we MAY only be entitled to time extension (force majeure) and not money… This does nothing to help companies financially and will result in both unexpected and unforeseen additional direct and indirect costs relative to demobilization, remobilization, and procurement, etc… These severe economic impacts will likely significantly harm many companies within contract supply chains and many of the small subcontractors may not even survive to be able return to finish their work…it is that critical…. Based on the massive nature of this global pandemic and the resultant significant impact to world economies (and supply chains), we can only hope that senior DoD and Govt officials will implement FAIR AND REASONABLE legislation and policy directives J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  51. 51. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 28. (cont.) that will provide demonstrable relief to all such companies (like mine) that have committed our entire mission to enhance the mission readiness of our Bases and their facilities while improving the quality of the lives of our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines. Please elaborate on how firms can receive equitable monetary relief should our projects be suspended. Mary Beth Bosco – LEGAL J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  52. 52. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 29. If we have a FFP contract, do we still get paid or can the Gov’t modify the contract at their discretion? Margaret Cassidy - LEGAL J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  53. 53. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 30. What should I be asking my lender when having discussions with them? Adam Nalls – BANKING J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  54. 54. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 31. What do you suggest for new business development with agencies we have no relationships with: how to get in front of potential buyers, how to establish new relationships to generate new sales in FY20? Matthew Kuhns – FINANCE ADVISOR J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  55. 55. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 32. My understanding of stop work orders is we can do an REA for costs associated with shutting down and re-starting the work...but can I include Contractor salaries during this time if I have to keep paying them? Mary Beth Bosco – LEGAL J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  56. 56. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 33. If the Gov’t closes an installation and then suspends the contract that we are working on based on a policy decision (to presumably minimize the potential for future potential cases) and not based on any direct or actual cases of Covid-19 infection, does the FAR clause for force majeure apply? Please explain why a firm would not be eligible for fair and reasonable financial relief. Margaret Cassidy – LEGAL J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  57. 57. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 34. Please discuss future Congressional oversight of the Executive Branch agencies with the responsibility for implementation of the COVID-19 legislation? Dewardric McNeal – PUBLIC AFFAIRS J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  58. 58. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 35. When can we expect a turnaround and are there any things I can do to improve my federal contracting business during this time with growing or shrinking contracting opportunities? Ben Offit – FINANCE ADVISOR J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  59. 59. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 36. Will the contractor be protected years from now when DCAA/DCMA performs an audit for the year 2020? For example, people are teleworking from home with a teleworking agreement in place but the contractor is still billing as if they are working at the contractor site. Margaret Cassidy – LEGAL J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  60. 60. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 37. Will the Federal Government assist small business by making money available to them in paying sick contract employees? Mary Beth Bosco – LEGAL J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  61. 61. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 38. What if we have contracts that do not include the Excusable Delays clauses (FAR 52.249-14 or FAR 52.212-4(f))? Margaret Cassidy – LEGAL J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  62. 62. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 39. Address the bill on emergency family leave expansion and emergency paid sick leave, expected to be signed into law and its impact on businesses with fewer than 500 employees. Crystal Ellerbe – PUBLIC AFFAIRS J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  63. 63. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 40. Do we anticipate any contracting offices closing? Kevin Jans – PROCUREMENT J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  64. 64. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact – 3/20/2020 41. Do we have any details about the SBA’s relief for small businesses, or how to apply for those loans? Adam Nalls - BANKING J Schaus & Associates - 202-365-0598 Hello@JenniferSchaus.om
  65. 65. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact Mary Beth Bosco marybeth.bosco@hklaw.com 202.469.5270 Margaret Cassidy m.cassidy@cassidylawpllc.com 202.266.9928 Thank you to our speakers! Dewardrick McNeal dmcneal@longviewgllc.com 240.602.4085 Crystal Ellerbe crystale@strategies360.com 202.367.6012 Matthew Kuhns matt.kuhns@edwardjones.com 571.525.2924 Ben Offit BOffit@Offitadvisors.com 410.600.7526
  66. 66. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact Dan Ambrico dambrico@lsq.com 203.243.5342 Adam Nalls adam.nalls@atlanticunionbank.com 703.871.1361 Kevin Jans kevin@skywayacquisition.com 1.877.884.5280 Guy Timberlake gtimberlake@thesciif.net Thank you to our speakers! Please send additional questions to Hello@JenniferSchaus.com
  67. 67. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact Thank You! Please send additional questions to Hello@JenniferSchaus.com
  68. 68. COVID-19 And The Federal Government Contracting Impact Thank You For Joining Us! Slides will be avail on SlideShare.net Full Webinar recording will be avail on our YouTube Channel

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