Small Business Programs

BLOG: FAR Council Rulemaking Error Requires GSA Contractors to Qualify As Small at Time of Award for Certain Orders

May 6, 2020
By Samuel S. Finnerty
As we recently wrote, the FAR Council published a final rule (Rule) on February 27, 2020 that amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to capture regulatory changes made by the Small Business Administration (SBA) in 2013, including those pertaining to size representation/certification. However, in drafting the Rule, the FAR Council made a critical change that not only deviate from SBA regulations, but also run counter to everything we know about when the size status of a contractor is determined. All small business concerns should be aware of this Rule change and should consult with counsel regarding their small business representation duties.
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BLOG: Do You Meet the Unique Eligibility Requirements for a PPP Loan?

April 20, 2020
By Jon Williams
If you missed the first batch of loans under the Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") and want to determine if you are eligible for the next wave of funding that is expected to be added soon, this is what you need to know.
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BLOG: HUBZone Program Flexibility During the COVID-19 Outbreak

March 31, 2020
By Jon Williams
In a webinar on March 25, 2020, officials with SBA's HUBZone Program showed that SBA understands the unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak has created some unique challenges for HUBZone firms. Fortunately, SBA acted proactively to provide flexibilities to HUBZone firms that are struggling to maintain their principal office location and employees during this challenging time.
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BLOG: 8(a) Contractors: To Suspend or Not Suspend In Light of COVID-19

March 25, 2020
By Meghan F. Leemon
If you are an 8(a) contractor, you may have received a notification from your Business Opportunity Specialist regarding a voluntary suspension due to the March 13, 2020 declaration of a national emergency concerning the COVID-19 outbreak. Covered below are considerations for 8(a) government contractors before they decide to suspend or not to suspend their participation in the 8(a) program.
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BLOG: SBA Issues FAQs on New HUBZone Program Rules

February 21, 2020
Earlier this month, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued its answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) concerning the new rule changes to the HUBZone Program. These FAQs follow the December 26, 2019 effective date of the new HUBZone rules, and should be helpful for current and potential HUBZone firms.
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