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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.


November 10, 2021 - Protests & Litigation

OCTOBER 2021 BID PROTEST ROUNDUP

This month’s Law360 Bid Protest Roundup features three cases from the Court of Federal Claims (COFC). The court’s decisions provide important insights into bid protest standing, challenges to Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) decisions under bid protest jurisdiction, and the significance of timely filing …›

November 8, 2021 - Coronavirus, Protests & Litigation

Federal Court Temporarily Halts OSHA ETS—EO 14042’s New January 4, 2022 Vaccine Deadline Remains

Less than three days after the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (“OSHA”) released its November 4, 2021, emergency temporary standards on COVID-19 vaccines and testing (the “ETS”), on November 6, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit temporarily stayed the ETS, …›

October 6, 2021 - Protests & Litigation

September 2021 Bid Protest Roundup

This month’s Law360 Bid Protest Roundup focuses on one recent U.S. Court of Federal Claims decision, as well as two Government Accountability Office (GAO) decisions. All three involve solicitations issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), but each serves as a different, important …›

October 1, 2021 - Coronavirus

Overview of Prior Guidance for PPP Loans

The Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) began with rushed legislation and a race for financial support in the middle of a pandemic. This race was hardly a straight line as the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury scrambled to build …›

September 22, 2021 - Small Business

SBA Issues Final Rule on Appeals Process for PPP Loan Review Decisions

The Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a final rule on Borrower Appeals of Final SBA Loan Review Decisions Under the Paycheck Protection Program on Thursday, September 16, 2021, that updates its interim final rule from August 27, 2020, and clarifies open issues. As we …›