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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.

SBA’s New Paycheck Protection Program Appeal RuleAs part of Bradley’s continued reporting on issues arising from the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that uniquely impact government contractors, we summarize here a new Small Business Administration (SBA) loan decision appeal rule.

Background on the New Rule

On March 27, 2020, the CARES Act became law. Section 1102 of that

Now There’s Something You Don’t See Every Day:  A Subcontractor Intervening in a Bid ProtestFans of the classic 1960s cartoon series Rocky and Bullwinkle may recall two minor characters, Chauncey and Edgar, who commented on the action by saying something like this: “Now there’s something you don’t see every day, Edgar.” “What’s that, Chauncey?” And then Chauncey would tell the joke, such as it was. (It usually wasn’t much.)

The Little Tucker Act Is Alive and WellMost government contract lawyers are already familiar with the Tucker Act (28 U.S.C. § 1491), which gives the U.S. Court of Federal Claims jurisdiction over many non-tort claims against the United States, including contract disputes, Fifth Amendment takings, tax refunds, and other matters. But another Tucker Act is often overlooked: the Little Tucker