Congress narrowly avoided a government shutdown for now. But chances are we will be back to this same place next month, as the continuing resolution passed by Senate on Monday night lasts through Nov. 18.
If a shutdown does occur, what should a government contractor do?
First, contractors must determine which contracts will and will not continue in a shutdown, said Rich Wilkinson, director on the Government Contracting & Technology team at Watkins Meegan LLC. (See the flow chart from Watkins.)
Some contractors will receive a stop-work order. “What it doesn’t say is all the steps you should go through,” Wilkinson said.