Serious Fraud Office
Applying SSRO guidance to costs affected by COVID-19
The SSRO has published a note to assist the MOD and contractors in identifying and applying relevant SSRO guidance to qualifying contracts affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic may affect the costs contractors incur under qualifying contracts. Costs may change due to factors such as:
- altered working practices;
- supply chain disruption; or
- unanticipated expenditure on equipment or activities, such as new health and safety equipment.
The note does not amend or alter the SSRO’s published guidance but aims to promote consistency in the application of the regulatory framework established by Part 2 of the Defence Reform Act 2014 (the Act) and the Single Source Contract Regulations 2014 (the Regulations).
We will keep this note under review and may amend it from time to time. We welcome feedback from stakeholders regarding this note and costs affected by COVID-19.
Note on costs affected by Covid-19 (PDF, 116KB, 7 pages)
Latest News from
Serious Fraud Office
SFO closes British American Tobacco (BAT) Plc investigation15/01/2021 15:33:00
Following extensive investigation and a comprehensive review of the available evidence, the SFO has concluded its investigation into British American Tobacco, its subsidiaries and associated persons.
Former senior Petrofac executive pleads guilty to bribery offences15/01/2021 12:25:00
In connection with the SFO’s ongoing investigation into Petrofac Limited and its subsidiaries (Petrofac), David Lufkin, a British national and the former Global Head of Sales at Petrofac, yesterday pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates’ Court to three counts of bribery.
SFO secures £1.2m following investigation into West London property linked to Brazilian bribery scandal16/11/2020 13:05:00
The SFO recently (12 November 2020) secured £1,198,424.78 from Julio Faerman, the owner of a £4.25m luxury apartment in West London which the SFO suspected to have been partly purchased with the corrupt funds of its owner’s criminal conduct.
SFO enters into Deferred Prosecution Agreement with Airline Services Limited02/11/2020 13:05:00
The Serious Fraud Office has entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with Airline Services Limited (ASL) having recently (30 October 2020) received final approval from Mrs Justice May.
Serious Fraud Office releases guidance on Deferred Prosecution Agreements26/10/2020 13:05:00
The SFO recently (23 October 2020) published a chapter from its handbook which offers comprehensive guidance on how we approach Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs), and how we engage with companies where a DPA is a prospective outcome.
SFO confirms DPA in principle with Airline Services Limited23/10/2020 11:25:00
The Serious Fraud Office has reached a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with Airline Services Limited (ASL), subject to final approval by the court.
Future Challenges in Economic Crime: A View from the SFO09/10/2020 16:38:00
Lisa Osofsky yesterday spoke at the Royal United Services Institute.
Former Unaoil executive sentenced for paying bribes to win $1.7bn worth of contracts09/10/2020 12:33:00
Basil Al Jarah was yesterday sentenced to three years and four months’ imprisonment for paying in excess of $17m in bribes to dishonestly secure approximately $1.7bn worth of contracts in post-occupation Iraq.