OMB Guidance and Memorandums
OMB Memo M-20-17, Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations, (Issued March 19, 2020)
OMB Memo M-20-18, Memo Managing Federal Contract Performance Issues Associated with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), (Issued March 20, 2020)
OMB Memo M-20-19, Harnessing Technology to Support Mission Continuity, (Issued March 22, 2020)
OMB Memo M-20-20, Implementation Guidance for Supplemental Funding Provided in Response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), (Issued April 10, 2020)
OMB Memo M-20-23, Aligning Federal Agency Operations with the National Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, (Issued 20, 2020)
Paid Leave for Contract Employees - Section 3610 Implementation
OMB Memo M-20-22, Preserving the Resilience of the Federal Contracting Base in the Fight Against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), (Issued April 17, 2020)
OMB Memo M-20-27, Additional Guidance on Federal Contracting Resiliency in the Fight Against the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), (Issued July 14, 2020) (note: per Public Law No: 116-159, the September 30th, 2020 date for which a contractor may seek reimbursement on p.16, FAQ # 28(a)(iii), has been extended to December 11th, 2020)
CD-2020-12, Guidance to implement Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (Pub. L. 116-136) (SeeAttachment A) regarding paid leave reimbursement authority to contractors for Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), (Issued April 21, 2020)
Government Response to
Visit Coronavirus.gov for the latest official information from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force at the White House.
Visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for official Coronavirus (COVID-19) health information.
Visit USA.gov for additional Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information.
Visit and share FEMA’s How To Help site which contains information for anyone interested in contracting opportunities, donations, or volunteering in response to the pandemic.
See the Federal government’s use of Defense Production Act (DPA) Title I authorities for COVID purposes.
NOTE: For agency-specific questions, please contact your Contracting Officer and/or agency OSDBU and/or the designated agency Industry Liaison for further guidance. The OMB MBX mailbox above is intended for feedback on the OMB guidance and general policy questions to OFPP.
Resources for State and Local Governments
Information on the GSA Disaster Program: https://www.gsa.gov/buying-selling/purchasing-programs/gsa-schedules/schedule-buyers/state-and-local-governments/state-and-local-disaster-purchasing
CAAC Letter 2020-02, CAAC Letter to Support Immediate Acceleration of Payments to Small Business Contractors and Subcontractors, Including for COVID-19 Response, (Issued April 6, 2020)
CAAC Letter 2020-03, CAAC Letter to Support Customary Progress Payment Rates Based on Costs, (Issued April 15, 2020)
Letter to DHS Contractors, (Issued March 5, 2020)
CISA Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce (March 28, 2020)
Memorandum from the Attorney General to All United States Attorneys, March 20, 2020 - This memorandum provides guidance to US Attorneys regarding movement of federal employees and other PIV/CAC card holders with respect to state and local limitations. The transmittal memorandum that accompanied this letter to the US Attorneys clarified the following: Please note that this guidance applies with equal force to Department of Defense employees who carry CAC (common access card) cards as well as to contract employees who carry PIV or CAC cards.
Memorandum from the Attorney General to All United States Attorneys, April 8, 2020 - This memorandum supplements the March 20, 2020 memorandum with specific information about federal contractor employees.
SPE-2020-06, Preparing for Potential Acquisition Performance Impacts Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)(Issued March 12, 2020)
SPE-2020-07, Emergency Acquisition Flexibilities for Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (Updated June 25, 2020)
SPE-2020-08, Guidance Regarding Acquisitions and Contracts for GSA Essential Critical Infrastructure Activities and Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), (Issued March 26, 2020)
SPE-2020-10, Purchase Exceptions From the AbilityOne Program in Response to COVID-19, Includes Supplements 1-3, (Updated September 4, 2020)
SPE-2020-11, Class Determination and Findings (D&F) for Exception for Non-availability for Trade Agreements and Buy American Statute Clauses, Includes Supplements 1-3, (Updated September 4, 2020)
MV-20-07, Temporary Policy for Contractor Onboarding and Offboarding During Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), (Updated May 13, 2020)
CD-2020-05, FAR and GSAR Class Deviation - Flexibilities for Signatures and Seals on Bonds (Issued April 6, 2020)
CD-2020-06, FAR and GSAR Class Deviation - Congressional Notification of Noncompetitive Procurement Determination in Response to a Public Health Emergency (Issued April 8, 2020).
CD-2020-07, FAR and GSAR Class Deviation - Suspension and Debarment Action Meetings, (Issued April 22, 2020)
CD-2020-08, FAR Class Deviation - Accelerated Payments to Small Business Contractors and Subcontractors (Issued April 10, 2020)
CD-2020-12, GSAR Class Deviation- CARES Act Section 3610 Implementation, (Issued April 21, 2020)
Acquisition Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Industry - (Updated July 6, 2020)
GSA COVID-19 Acquisition Resource Slides, (Updated April 7, 2021)
Report Fraud, Waste, and Abuse to the GSA Inspector General
Visit https://www.gsaig.gov/content/about-hotline to submit reports of fraud, waste, and abuse.
Extension of Time for Filing Individual Subcontracting Reports (Issued April 2, 2020)
Federal Government Contract Awards in Support of COVID-19
Summary data by agency and detailed information on contracts awarded in support of COVID-19 can be found in a standard FPDS report posted publicly twice per week at: https://www.fpds.gov/fpdsng_cms/index.php/en/ in the right hand corner under "Top Requests" - "COVID-19 Report" (please note the DoD awards are delayed by 90 days).