Now that the machinery of government has started moving again after the longest shutdown in history, the contractors who support the affected agencies are expecting a long trek back to normalcy, both for the projects they work on, and for their own firms.
In an exclusive, nonscientific Federal News Network online survey of nearly 100 contractors and their employees, conducted during the final week of the shutdown, 71 percent said their projects would be delayed as a result. Only 14 percent said their work would be able to get back on track within a week; 40 percent said it would take four weeks or more.
And several pointed out that spinning their activities back up would not come cheaply.
The General Services Administration has released a request for quotation for Phase One of its Center