DATE: April 27, 2020

SUBJECT: Guidance on Coding COVID-19 Related Actions and Funding in the Strategic Integrated Procurement Enterprise System (STRIPES), the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS), FedConnect and to Promote Full, Clear, and Consistent Transparency

TO: HCAs/Procurement Directors/Contracting Officers
FROM: Director, Contract and Financial Assistance Policy Division, Office of Policy, Office of Acquisition Management


In response to the guidance identified below, this Policy Flash provides further guidance illustrating the fields that must be used to code COVID-19 related procurement actions and funding in STRIPES, FPDS, FedConnect and To the extent practical, COVID-19 related awards and modifications should be awarded separately from non COVID-19 actions.

We greatly appreciate the leadership, commitment, and efforts that you and your teams are taking to address the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19.

Update to Supplemental Guidance for COVID-19 Related Activities Issued on April 8, 2020 (DOE/OCFO), dated April 15, 2020

(M-20-21) Implementation Guidance for Supplemental Funding Provided in Response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), dated April 10, 2020

Supplemental Guidance for COVID-19 Related Activities (DOE/OCFO), dated April 8, 2020


Update to Guidance on Application of National Interest Action (NIA) Code to Increase Transparency, dated April 6, 2020

(M-20-18) Managing Federal Contract Performance Issues Associated with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), dated March 20, 2020

Accounting for COVID-19 Related Expenditures (DOE/OCFO), dated March 13, 2020

For DOE questions concerning this Policy Flash, please email

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