In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council (CAAC) in recent weeks has issued two class deviations from the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and intends to issue a third.
The recent CAAC memos are:
- Class Deviation from the FAR to provide for accelerated payments to small business contractors and subcontractors;
- Class Deviation from the FAR Regarding Customary Progress Payment Rates Based on Costs; and
- Consultation to Issue a Class Deviation from FAR to eliminate hard copy original documents, signatures, notarization, seals on bonds and other seals for certain contract requirements.
CAAC memos: https://www.acquisition.gov/content/caac-letters