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Nathaniel Greeson helps clients solve government contracts challenges. Nathaniel represents clients in a range of government procurement issues, including bid protests, claims, disputes, audits and investigations. He has extensive experience with GAO bid protests, agency-level protests, Court of Federal Claims (COFC) bid protests, and SBA OHA size and NAICS appeals, as well as experience with agency-level requests for equitable adjustments (REA) and claims, and Boards of Contract Appeals claims. View articles by Nathaniel.

As part of the first “comprehensive regulatory review” in nearly 40 years, the Department of Labor (DOL) recently proposed to amend, update, and “modernize” the regulations at 29 CFR parts 1, 3, and 5, which implement the Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) and the Davis-Bacon Related Acts (collectively, the DBRA). The background on and an overview of

Infrastructure Bill Appropriates Funds to Disadvantaged Business EnterprisesH.R. 3864, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill (BIB), passed a vote by the U.S. House of Representatives on November 5, 2021, and will soon become law upon signing by President Biden. Certain provisions of the Surface Transportation division (Division A) of the BIB will be of particular interest to Disadvantaged

Inside DOJ’s New Cyber-Fraud InitiativeThe Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced the launch of the Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative, which will utilize the False Claims Act (FCA) to pursue cybersecurity-related fraud by government contractors and grant recipients. Key features of and takeaways from this new initiative are discussed below.

Key Features 

  • The initiative aims to hold accountable entities or individuals

PPP Deferment Extended for Borrowers Who Appeal Forgiveness DecisionsThe Small Business Administration (SBA) recently issued an interim final rule that extends the deferment period for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers who appeal final SBA loan review decisions.

Prior to the issuance of this interim final rule, the rule for appeals of final SBA loan review decisions on PPP loans provided that appeals by

DoD to Expand Enhanced Debriefings RightsThe Department of Defense (DoD) recently proposed to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to codify and expand on the rules set forth in DoD’s March 2018 Class Deviation on Enhanced Postaward Debriefing Rights. The proposed rule addresses separately post-award debriefing rights for contract awards and task/delivery order awards.

Contract Awards

Regarding contract

Suspension and Debarment Annual Report: Key TakeawaysThe Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee (ISDC) recently issued its annual report to Congress on federal government suspension and debarment activities for fiscal year (FY) 2019. Key takeaways from the year’s ISDC report are discussed below.

What is the ISDC Suspension and Debarment Report?

Created by Executive Order 12549, the ISDC is an interagency

Bid Protests in New YorkNew York state’s budget is the second largest in the country, and with it, New York has some of the most developed state acquisition laws and procedures in the country. Accordingly, New York provides comparatively robust bid protest rights when it comes to state-level bid protests. New York’s bid protest process is similar to federal

SBA Issues Sweeping Regulatory Changes in Response to Presidential InitiativeThe Small Business Administration (SBA) recently published a much-anticipated final rule on a series of important regulatory amendments, including the:

  • Consolidation of the 8(a) Business Development (BD) Mentor-Protégé Program and the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program;
  • Elimination of the requirement that 8(a) participants seeking to be awarded an 8(a) contract as a joint venture (JV) submit

UPDATE: Huawei Ban and Section 889 Representation RequirementsTo “combat the national security and intellectual property threats that face the United States,” section 889(a)(1)(B) of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2019 (Pub. L. 115-232) prohibits executive agencies from “entering into, or extending or renewing, a contract with an entity that uses any equipment, system, or service that uses