The following information was released on behalf of the Principal Director, Defense Pricing and Contracting (DPC).
The purpose of Class Deviation 2020-00013 is to support affected DoD contractors using available acquisition tools to ensure that DoD remains a healthy, resilient, and responsive total force. Effective immediately, contracting officers are authorized to use Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement 231.205-79 (attached to the deviation at the link below) as a framework for implementation of Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (Pub. L. 116-136). A forthcoming implementation guidance memorandum and Frequently Asked Questions document will provide additional details.
Deviation Page: https://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/class_deviations.html
(scroll to Class Deviation 2020-O0013)
Class Deviation: https://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/policy/policyvault/Class_Deviation_2020-O0013.pdf
DPC COVID-19 Page: https://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/pacc/cc/COVID-19.html