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Aron Beezley is the co-leader of Bradley’s Government Contracts Practice Group. Ranked nationally in Government Contracts Law by Chambers in 2019-2020, named one of the “Top Attorneys Under 40” nationwide in Government Contracts Law by Law360 in 2016-2017, and listed in Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in Government Contracts Law in 2014-2020, Aron’s vast experience includes representation of government contractors in a variety of industries and in all aspects of the government-contracting process, including negotiation, award, performance and termination. View articles by Aron

COVID-19-Related Government Contract Obligations Total Almost $17 BillionThe Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently issued a report to Congress titled COVID-19: Opportunities to Improve Federal Response and Recovery Efforts. Of note, the GAO reports that government-wide contract obligations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic totaled approximately $16.9 billion as of May 31, 2020.

COVID-19-Related Government Contract Obligations Total Almost $17 Billion

The GAO report also sets forth the following chart,

Timing Is Everything: Miller Act Notice Defect Saves SuretyThe Miller Act protects subcontractors from nonpayment on federal projects by requiring prime contractors to issue payment bonds. To obtain relief under the Miller Act, a subcontractor must (1) give the prime contractor written notice of its claim within 90 days of the date it last performed work on a federal project and (2) file

DoD Formally Increases 8(a) Sole-Source Threshold to $100 MillionThe Department of Defense (DoD) recently issued a formal amendment to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to increase the threshold for requiring contracting agencies to issue sole-source justifications of federal contract awards to companies participating in the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) program.  The amendment increases the threshold from $22 million to $100 million.