I awarded a contract to Canon for a printer, laptop, printing supplies and chart updates for a NAVAIR program office in Kuwait.
Due to the COVID outbreak in Kuwait the program has excess supplies they will not use by the end of the POP
Example: Clin 0006 Ink/Toner funded three replacements of cartridges. Due to delays the program has not needed to replace the cartridges three times.
The TPOC has requested we extend the POP.
Contract Value 140K , FFP, SAP Action
Are COVID 19 delays a valid reason to extend the P.O.P.?
Is there any guidance in the FAR or NAVSUP Manual concerning COVID?
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This response is based on the information provided. We suggest you discuss with your contracting team, program manager and/or legal department as appropriate.
When neither party has caused delay in performance (Act of God/Force Majeure) the Government can extend the period of performance. The prices in force at the time of award would remain the same. At this point, COVID-19 information would be presented as class deviations or agency policy guidance. We do not find any class deviations related to this particular situation.
You might want to check Navy policy letters.
More importantly, you do not need COVID specific guidance to extend your POP. The situation as you described it allows for a time extension.