Sequester Delays Some Contract Awards

April 17, 2013

Many of the government’s biggest pending contracts are encountering significant delays.

Among the 20 largest pending contracts, the Army is facing delays in awarding six procurements worth nearly $22 billion combined, according to new estimates from Deltek, a market research firm.

“We’ve noticed the delays,” said Jennifer Sakole, principal analyst for federal information services at Deltek, speaking about pending solicitations not just in the defense sector but across the government.

“We think that a number of those delays are a direct result of contracting offices waiting to receive guidance in regards to specific cuts if they’re going to impact these programs,” Sakole said. “So they’re waiting to move forward until they receive that guidance.”

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