The White House has passed a temporary funding bill that will run through early December. The bill will affect current acquisition projects underway and those planning to get started this fiscal year.
- Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, said the continuing resolution can be a real challenge for small federal contracting companies, which tend to be more dependent on cash flow, because it prevents them from starting new projects.
- Experienced contractors should be familiar with starting each fiscal year with a continuing resolution and may have to get creative if they want new funding, said Allen.
- Hitting the debt ceiling will have a big potential impact on contractors as they may not get paid on invoices if there is a default, explained Allen.