General Counsel

Don’t Cut Compliance

"Cutting compliance will only make things much worse." Ward & Berry PLLC co-founder Ryan Berry with an important compliance PSA for federal contractors. [video width="1280" height="720" mp4="/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Dont-Cut-Compliance.mp4"][/video]
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SBA Interim Final Rule Provides Critical Guidance for Paycheck Protection Program Under the CARES Act

On April 2, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) published an interim final rule, “Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program,” which provides guidance and interpretation on the implementation of the “Paycheck Protection Program” (PPP) created by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). On April 3, the SBA published...
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I’m a small business considering a bid protest. Should I file, and if so, where?

A glance at some relevant data may provide some initial orientation to the landscape. The congressionally mandated FY18 RAND Corporation study on bid protests of DoD procurements found that less than 0.3 % of contracts are actually protested. Of the protests that were filed, more than half of all bid protests were made by...
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