Here are Concrete Steps for Contractors to Mitigate Shutdown Effects

Now that we are nearing the second week of a partial government shutdown with no end in sight, contractors should take several steps to ensure as little disruption to their businesses as possible, industry groups say.

Among other things, according to the Professional Services Council, contractors should assemble a team of employees to ensure compliance with shutdown rules, identify current contracts that are executable during the shutdown and the revenue implications of those that are not, and determine what contract modifications can be made to help make up lost revenue.

The Coalition for Government Procurement points out that during a government shutdown, no additional funds are made available for new or existing contracts.

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