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April 29, 2020

Loans Above $2 Million Taken Under the PPP Will Be Audited According to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin

As we have written about extensively, the CARES Act enacted in response to the coronavirus crisis established a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to provide forgivable loans to small businesses to…
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April 29, 2020

OHA Decision Illustrates the Importance of Reviewing Small Business Set-Aside Joint Venture Agreements Before Each New Opportunity

In CVE Protest of KTS Solutions Inc. (“KTS”), No. CVE-146-P, the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals reminded everyone why it is vital to amend or supplement their joint venture…
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April 28, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program: New FAQ Addresses Retroactive “Economic Uncertainty” Certification Requirement and May 7, 2020 Safe Harbor

On April 24, 2020, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Health Care Enhancement Act were signed into law. The Act includes an additional $310 billion for the PPP, which ran…
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April 17, 2020

Federal Contractors Should Tread Carefully Despite Supreme Court’s Decision on Age Discrimination Only Applying to Employees of the Federal Government

On April 6, 2020, the Supreme Court decided Babb v. Wilkie, interpreting the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) as it relates to federal government employees. The Court noted the…
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April 8, 2020

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…
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April 2, 2020

CARES Act – What Small Businesses and Government Contractors Need to Know

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), a $2.2 trillion emergency relief bill passed by Congress on March 27, contains certain provisions specifically targeted to small businesses…
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March 19, 2020

Coronavirus Relief Legislation Targets Family & Sick Leave: Stimulus Package in Progress

     Late Wednesday night, President Trump signed into law a coronavirus relief package with provisions targeting paid sick leave and paid family leave. The Families First Coronavirus Relief Act expands the…
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March 17, 2020

Pandemic Implications for Government Contractors: How the FAR Covers COVID-19

Developed in conjunction with our friends at The Pulse of GovCon, and from the desk of Ryan Bradel, Partner at Ward & Berry PLLC, here is what government contractors should know…
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March 17, 2020

DoD to Reevaluate JEDI Contract after Court of Federal Claims Blocks Performance

On March 12, the US Department of Defense indicated in a court filing that it wished to re-evaluate its decision to award a multibillion-dollar cloud contract to Microsoft. That decision,…
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March 16, 2020

Bid Protest Challenging Agency’s Evaluation of Protestor’s Criteria Is Denied When Evaluations Are Reasonable and Consistent with the Solicitation

On February 24, 2020, the GAO denied the bid protest of 22nd Century Technologies, Inc., which challenged the issuance of a task order to KCI-Acuity, LLC by the Department of…