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    $484 Billion Relief Bill Signed Into Law, $310 Billion Allocated to Paycheck Protection Program

    April 24, 2020
    H.R. 266, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, was signed into law today. Appropriating $484 billion in relief for the COVID-19 outbreak, it provides additional funding for small business loans, healthcare providers, and COVID-19 testing.

    CARES Act Small Business Workshop Spotlights Cy Alba

    April 20, 2020

    Cy Alba recently partnered with Nitin Pradhan of ScaleUP USA for a workshop on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act). The workshop serves as a starting point for startups, small businesses, and mid-size businesses seeking to apply for CARES Act small business funding.

    Questions addressed include:

    • What is the CARES Act?
    • What loan programs are available to small businesses?
    • What are the program requirements for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)?
    • How are the EIDL and PPP different?

    For a recording of the workshop, please visit the ScaleUP USA website (link).

    Jon Williams Comments on How Will COVID-19 Change How You Conduct Business?

    March 30, 2020
    In a March 27, 2020 blog, "How Will COVID-19 Change How You Conduct Business?" by Courtney Fairchild of Global Services, PilieroMazza's Jon Williams advises "all federal contractors to take time to fully understand their rights and obligations under their contracts, communicate with their agency customers, and document all of the impacts that they are facing as a result of COVID-19."

    Jon Williams to present at SYNNEX Diversity Alliance Program

    February 26, 2019
     
     

    Jon Williams, partner in our Government Contracts and Small Business practice groups, will be the featured speaker at the SYNNEX Corporation’s Diversity Partner event in Charleston, SC on February 27, 2019. He will be providing an update on the Federal Small Business Programs discussing recent legislative and regulatory changes impacting government contractors.

    PilieroMazza Submits Comments in Reponse to Revision of Limitations on Subcontracting

    February 4, 2019
    On February 4, 2019, PilieroMazza submitted comments on RIN 3245-AG86, Proposed Rule National Defense Authorization Acts of 2016 and 2017, Recovery Improvements for Small Entities After Disaster Act of 2015, and Other Small Business Government Contracting.

    SBA has already issued a thorough body of regulations dealing with the limitations on subcontracting, and SBA has the authority under the Small Business Act to mandate the level of performance by prime contractors on small business set-aside contracts. Therefore, SBA’s regulations represent the appropriate standard for the limitations on subcontracting, and we agree with the FAR Council’s efforts to conform the FAR with SBA’s rules. However, as discussed in our comments, we believe the proposed FAR clauses require further revisions to ensure they are consistent with the existing SBA regulations. Read our full comments here.
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