The upcoming transition in the White House will likely bring about a significant shift in federal procurement policy in 2021, and a task force fighting collusion among contractors is expected to launch its first enforcement actions this year.
There are four policies that are expected to change under the incoming Biden administration, including the contentious September executive order on “Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping.”
The order has been heavily criticized by civil rights and business groups alike and is “antithetical to 30, 40 years of the way that corporate America has evolved,” said Franklin Turner, co-chair of the government contracts practice group at McCarter & English LLP.
“That’s going to go away, like, on day one,” Turner said. “Any type of policy that was purely political in nature has a reasonable shot of getting a very hard look in the new administration.”