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On January 13, 2021, the Small Business Administration issued an interim final rule to implement the one-year extension of 8(a) Business Development status provided for in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 and in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (which we previously discussed here).

The rule contains crucial information on implementation

On January 1, 2021, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 became law after both houses of Congress overrode President Trump’s December 23, 2020 veto of H.R. 6395.  This Act contains numerous provisions that will impose new requirements, expectations, or opportunities for government contractors.  Crowell & Moring’s Government Contracts Group analyzes key provisions

This week’s episode covers important developments concerning the nationwide court order enjoining the Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping, GAO’s annual report regarding protest filings, extension of the reimbursement period for Section 3610 of the CARES Act, and the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, and is hosted by partners Peter

Crowell & Moring’s “All Things Protest” podcast keeps you up to date on major trends in bid protest litigation, key developments in high-profile cases, and best practices in state and federal procurement. In this episode, hosts Olivia Lynch and Christian Curran are joined by colleague Eric Ransom to discuss issues surrounding emergency sole source procurements,

Participants in the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program have faced a hard year—using up one of their nine years in the program during a time of unprecedented economic uncertainty.  For participants that are about to graduate, things are even bleaker.  Normally, those firms would have been preparing to compete without the ability to

Last year, on November 8, 2019, the Small Business Administration (SBA) published a comprehensive proposal to revise various aspects of its regulations in response to President Trump’s executive order calling for the reduction in unnecessary and burdensome regulations.  Given the nature of the proposed revisions and the timing of the release, SBA provided an extended

The Consolidation of the 8(a) Business Development and All Small Mentor-Protégé Programs

The headline change from this rule is the consolidation of SBA’s decades-old 8(a) Business Development (BD) Mentor-Protégé Program with the more-recently created All Small Mentor-Protégé Program, which had significantly expanded protégé eligibility in 2016.

SBA highlighted that the driving force for this consolidation

Crowell & Moring’s “All Things Protest” podcast keeps you up to date on major trends in bid protest litigation, key developments in high-profile cases, and best practices in state and federal procurement. In this episode, hosts Olivia Lynch and Rob Sneckenberg are joined by colleague Michael Samuels to discuss recent developments in GAO’s Key Personnel

From the inception of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), borrowers questioned the meaning of the economic necessity certification that the Small Business Administration (SBA) required borrowers to make in the PPP loan application. While the SBA provided some definition to this certification in such Frequently Asked Questions as FAQs 31, 37, and 46, uncertainty remained.

On October 2, 2020 (almost two months after the August 10, 2020 commencement of the acceptance period for forgiveness applications), the Small Business Administration (SBA) released an SBA Procedural Notice (the “Notice”) concerning required procedures for change of ownership of an entity that has received PPP loans (the “PPP Borrower”). Under the Notice, SBA approval