Defense Pricing and Contracting – Implementation Guidance for Section 3610

The “CARES Act” (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) was enacted on March 27, 2020, in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency. This act offers relief targeted to federal workers who cannot work during the COVID-19 public health emergency due to facility closures or other restrictions and cannot telework because their job duties cannot be performed remotely.

The Defense Pricing and Contracting (DPC) office has issued a class deviation to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) entitled, “CARES Act Section 3610 Implementation”. Deviation 2020-O0013 establishes a new cost principle that will allow recovery of such costs where appropriate. This class deviation is the 17th new COVID-19 guidance the Department of Defense’s Pricing and Contracting (DPC) office has provided to help relieve COVID-19 impacts for the Contracting Community. Read more of the Implementation Guidance for Section 3610