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Sarah Osborne’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation. Within the Construction and Government Contracts Practice Group, Sarah has experience defending construction disputes and represents government contractors in prosecuting and defending bid protests before the Government Accountability Office and the United States Court of Federal Claims.

New 8(a) BD Program Requirements Effective July 15, 2020As we noted previously, the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) final rule updating the qualification requirements for the 8(a) Business Development (BD) Program will go into effect on July 15, 2020. Importantly, for individuals considering the 8(a) BD Program, the final rule will increase thresholds for qualifying as “economically disadvantaged” and remove prior distinctions between

SBA Issues Long-Awaited Rule on Women-Owned Small Business CertificationThe Small Business Administration (SBA) recently published its long-awaited final rule implementing a 2015 statutory requirement to certify Women-Owned Small Business Concerns (WOSBs) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business Concerns (EDWOSBs) participating in the Procurement Program for Women-Owned Small Business Concerns. Notably, the SBA’s final rule also adjusts the dollar threshold for determining whether an

UPDATE: Critical PPP Issues for Government ContractorsWe recently reported on a series of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) issues that uniquely impact government contractors. As we noted, particularly concerning for federal contractors is that agencies may seek credits or deductive changes from contractors who receive PPP loans. We specifically noted that the Department of Defense’s (DoD) implementation of CARES Act guidance is