DOD loosens reins on commercial procurements to fight COVID-19

By Tony Bertuca / April 1, 2020 at 12:21 PM
Defense Department acquisition officials have issued new guidance to allow "maximum flexibility" to award emergency contracts for commercial products and services in preparation for a "significant number of new awards" to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a pair of new Pentagon memos. "Most of the supplies and services required by the Department of Defense (DOD) in response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) will be urgent commercial item procurements," according to a March 31 memo from Kim Herrington , DOD's...

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