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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)


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