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Morrison Foerster’s Government Contracts Insights blog provides an in-depth analysis of news, developments, and trends impacting government contracting and procurement.

June 8, 2020 - Protests & Litigation

May Bid Protest Roundup (Law360 Spotlight)

This month’s Law360 spotlight examines three protest decisions addressing first article testing, proprietary information in unsolicited proposals, and timely submittal of proposals. - In SSI Technology[i], the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC) found a sole source award for urgently …›

June 4, 2020 - Small Business

SBA Issues New Certification Regulations for Women-Owned Small Businesses

Starting July 15, 2020, a new certification process is being implemented for Women-Owned Small Businesses (“WOSBs”) and Economically Disadvantaged WOSBs (“EDWOSBs”) competing for U.S. federal set-aside, sole source, and multiple award contracts. The Small Business Administration (“SBA”), which is responsible for oversight of these …›

May 27, 2020 - Coronavirus, Small Business

SBA Issues New Rules on PPP Loan Forgiveness and Loan Review Procedures

Since the inception of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) nearly eight weeks ago, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that have helped thousands of businesses remain afloat during the COVID-19 …›

May 19, 2020 - Coronavirus, Small Business

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application is Finally Here

During these uncertain economic times, the Small Business Administration (SBA) loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) have been a critical lifeline for many small businesses trying to weather the COVID-19 pandemic. The PPP, which we have written about previously, is part of …›

Are Foreign Employees Included in Calculating Size for PPP’s 500-Employee Size Standard? New Guidance Makes the Answer Unclear

Updated May 18, 2020 As many companies are likely aware by now, Small Business Administration (SBA) loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provide aid to qualifying small businesses in the form of loans with terms favorable to borrowers, including, in particular, provisions that allow …›

Try, Try Again

A recent defective pricing case, Alloy Surfaces Co., ASBCA No. 59625, 2020 WL 1896784, April 9, 2020, charmingly illustrates the Government’s doggedness in trying to reprice a contract using the Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA). The Armed Services Board of Contracting Appeals did …›