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Patrick Quigley’s practice is focused on litigating bid protests, contract claims, prime/subcontractor disputes, and small business size protests/appeals at the Government Accountability Office, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, boards of contract appeals, federal agencies, the Small Business Administration, and state courts. He conducts internal investigations and defends clients in False Claims Act litigation, government investigations, and suspension and debarment actions. Patrick conducts due diligence reviews of and advises on the government-contract aspects of business transactions, and counsels on procurement law compliance, federal employee ethics rules, teaming agreements, and conflict-of-interest mitigation plans.

When Does an Enhanced Debriefing Close? A Recent Court Decision ExplainsOne might forget these days that bid protests are still going on. But they are, and a recent Court of Federal Claims (COFC) case provides insight into the timeliness of protests for the purpose of obtaining a stay of contract performance when filed under the enhanced debriefing procedures of the Department of Defense (DOD).

Background

As we discussed in a previous article, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, known as the “CARES Act,” provides much-needed relief to “small” businesses in several areas, including by appropriating substantial money to support the 7(a) Loan Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program.

However, determining whether one’s

How the CARES Act Benefits Small BusinessesIn response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress recently passed, and President Trump signed, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, known as the CARES Act. Described in the media as the “largest emergency aid package in U.S. history,” this unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package promises to “deliver a tidal