Topic Archives: Small Business

November 30, 2020Small Business

CIO-SP4 Draft RFP Implications for JV/Partnerships

The National Institute for Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) released its draft request for proposals (the “Draft RFP”) for the new $40 billion Chief Information Officer-Solutions and Partners 4 (CIO-SP4) Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) (succeeding the popular CIO-SP3) earlier this year.  The final solicitation is anticipated to be released soon, with proposals ...›

November 23, 2020Small Business

New Small Business Rules: 8(a) Program

As we recently discussed, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has published a long-awaited rule that made important changes to numerous small business contracting programs and the rules Federal agencies must follow when contracting with small businesses. These changes went into effect on November 16, 2020. You can read our high-level summary of the rule here, ...›

November 16, 2020Small Business

Small Business Participation In Government Contracts: Why It’s Important, How To Qualify, Benefits To Enjoy, And Traps To Avoid

In fiscal year 2019, federal agencies awarded $132.9 billion in contracts to small businesses. This is a reflection of policy goals, as Congress and federal agencies have long worked to provide business opportunities to small business concerns through federal contracts and subcontracts. The Federal Government does this through specialized small business contracting programs, some of ...›

October 22, 2020Small Business

New Small Business Rules: Capabilities of Small Business Joint Venture Members and First-Tier Subcontractors

As we recently discussed, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has published a long-awaited rule that made important changes to numerous small business contracting programs and the rules Federal agencies must follow when contracting with small businesses.  These changes will go into effect on November 16, 2020.  You can read our summary of the rule ...›

September 14, 2020Coronavirus, Resources, Small Business

PPP Loan Forgiveness Checklist

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, provides aid to qualifying small businesses in the form of loans with terms favorable to borrowers, including, in particular, provisions that allow potentially the entire loan amount to be forgiven if the proceeds are spent on payroll and ...›

June 30, 2020Coronavirus, Small Business

SBA’s Implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act in Wave of New Rules and Application Forms

As we previously reported, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (“PPP Flexibility Act”) became law earlier this month, introducing numerous changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  The PPP, which is part of the CARES Act,[1] provides aid to qualifying small businesses in the form of loans with terms favorable to borrowers, including, in particular, ...›