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Gabby Sprio is an associate in Bradley’s Construction Practice Group. Her practice focuses primarily on government contracts law. Prior to law school, Gabby worked for a leading global aerospace and defense company. In this role, she gained experience in government contract administration and financial analysis.

We previously published an overview of the bid protest procedures in the State of Alabama and noted that the existing laws and regulations were repealed and replaced effective October 1, 2022. This article provides a brief update on these revised statutory and regulatory processes and procedures that bidders should be aware of.

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently issued a final rule adopting a 24-month — as opposed to the current 12-month — average to calculate a business’s number of employees for eligibility purposes in all SBA programs that contain employee-based size standards. SBA’s new rule — which takes effect July 6, 2022 — is discussed

$15 Per Hour Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors Takes EffectThe Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council recently issued an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement Executive Order 14026 “Increasing the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors” and a final rule issued by the Department of Labor. The Executive Order “seeks to raise the hourly minimum wage paid by contractors to workers performing