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,

Absent Timely Revocation, Government Acceptance Is ConclusiveIn a recent decision, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals issued a summary judgment ruling in a case involving government claims relating to the contractor’s supply of thermal sight systems for armored vehicles. The government contended that some of the sights were defective while others were delivered late.

As to the allegedly defective

Subcontractor Certification of Pass-Through Claim — Defective but CorrectableIn June, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) addressed whether it had jurisdiction where a subcontractor pass-through claim was certified under the Contract Disputes Act (CDA) by the subcontractor’s president, not the prime contractor’s representative. In its motion to dismiss, the government argued that under the CDA, only the prime contractor could certify