Public-Private Partnerships

Federal Prompt Pay Act Does Not Afford Subcontractors Right to Sue General ContractorOn October 15, 2020, in EMTA Insaat Taahhut ve Ticaret A.S. v. Cosmopolitan Incorporated, a federal district court held that the federal Prompt Pay Act (PPA) (31 U.S.C. §§ 3901, et al.) does not create a private right of action for a subcontractor against a general contractor.  The dispute arose from a project for

New SBA Guidance for Partnerships and LLCs Applying for Paycheck Protection Program LoansOn April 14, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) posted an additional Interim Final Rule for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This new Interim Final Rule functions as a supplement to the first PPP Interim Final Rule posted on April 2, 2020. The April 14, 2020, Interim Final Rule is effective immediately and gives guidance

All Means All: Who “Controls” an SDVOSB?A recent bid protest appeal decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit — XOtech, LLC v. United States — provides clear guidance on what it means to “control” a service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB). In short, for a limited liability company (LLC) to qualify as an SDVOSB, at least one service-disabled