Federal News Network: The post-shutdown chaotic wave is days from hitting many contractors

“While federal workers may be breathing a short sigh of relief now that the partial shutdown is over, contractors still are weeks from feeling relaxed.”

“Employees and contractors have to deal with the resets. Can all that get done in a day? Probably not. You will have clearance issues as people’s badges may not work. You will have to get funding straight, meaning the finance people will tell contracting officers that the funding is back on, but there may be nuances to the budget and it usually takes days to a week to say to an activity here is your money. Then the program office tells the contracting officer that the money is ready and then they can issue the go back to work order. Some can be easy and quick, others will require negotiations. Then the issue for the contractor is to have people are ready to go,” David Grant, a former associate administrator of the Mission Support Bureau at FEMA and now a partner with Potomac Ridge Consulting, said. “I think one to two days in the best case for contractors, while one to two weeks is…” Read the full article here.

Source: The post-shutdown chaotic wave is days from hitting many contractors – By Jason Miller, January 28, 2019. Federal News Network.

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