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The Impact of Government Shutdown on Contractors

The federal shutdown that began Oct. 1 is presenting some challenges for small federal contractors. The situation is full of uncertainty and contractors are being advised to stay in close touch with their agency contracting officers as much as possible.

"There is no one-size-fits-all advice that fits all contractors in a shutdown," Steven Koprince, government contracts attorney, told Set-Aside Alert.  Here are some resources:

 Shutdown Action - What You Need to Do Now, from accounting firm Cherry Bekaert: http://www.cbh.com/shutdown-action-what-you-need-to-do-now/

Government Shutdown Resource Center, from the Professional Services Council: http://www.pscouncil.org/i/c/b/PriorityIssues/GovernmentShutdown/Government_Shutdown.aspx 

Government Shutdown Begins: What It Means for Small Businesses, from CPA Practice Advisor:

http://www.cpapracticeadvisor.com/news/11182621/government-shutdown-begins-what-it-means-for-small-business 

 Government Shutdown - What you Need to Know, from CNBC http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228672  

How the Government Shutdown Affects You, from Aronson FedPoint blog http://www.aronsonblogs.com/gcsg/?p=9460

~from Alice Lipowicz, Editor, Set-Aside Alert

The Alaska PTAC will continue to monitor information as this situation plays out. Contracting shops have been deemed to be essential, so contract opportunities that are set-aside for small businesses, 8(a)s, HUBZone, SDV and woman-owned businesses are still being released every day. Our Bid Match email clients should continue to check your mailboxes.  

 You may also find a Washington Post article by Brad Plumer titled, "Absolutely everything you need to know about how the government shutdown will work" on our Facebook page.

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