“Ready State” Reimbursement Checklist for Government Contractors

On March 27, 2020, the Department of Defense (“DoD”) issued a class deviation in response to Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), which allows agencies to reimburse, at the minimum applicable contract billing rates for government contractors to be at a ‘ready state.’ Recently, DoD issued a draft checklist outlining the requirements to seek reimbursement.

Eric Poppe, Senior Manager in Cherry Bekaert’s Government Contractor Services Group is joined by Ryan Bradel, Partner at Ward & Berry for a discussion the draft checklist and reimbursement, and the implications on direct and indirect rates, how to communicate with your contracting officer and other items government contractors should consider.