Contractors warned to prepare for shutdown
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Aug 14, 2017
The president of Professional Services Council, which represents 400 services and information technology organizations that provide services to federal agencies, said contractors should now begin planning for a government shutdown, Government Executive reports.
According to the article, David Berteau — who served for 14 years at the Defense Department before becoming president of the PSC— on Aug. 14 encouraged industry experts to develop and maintain good relationships with civil servants now so that they can solicit information from them as the shutdown date of Oct. 1 draws near.
Agencies will be forced to shut their doors if Congress fails to pass a spending bill to set agency funding for fiscal 2018, and representatives from business contracting with government agencies gathered at PSC’s headquarters in Arlington, Va., to hear tips and advice for how they should prepare, the article notes.