Happy Friday to our SmallGovCon readers! This weekend, I’ll be watching my hometown Chiefs as they begin their journey towards repeating as Super Bowl Champions. Hope you all have have a nice weekend.
But before the weekend, be sure to check out some important federal contracting updates. This week saw a number of key updates for government contractors, including a commentary on GSA bid protest success, a number of GSA acquisitions, and a GSA supply chain security measure.
Let’s face it: most people won’t look back on 2020 with anything remotely approaching nostalgia. Here at Koprince Law LLC, we are eager to turn the page and move on with 2021, too.
But small businesses shouldn’t forget 2020 completely. The year brought many important developments, including major changes to some key government contracting rules that our readers should remember. So here, in a nutshell, are the most important 2020 government contracting changes and legal developments for small businesses.
SBA has issued its rule allowing for an extension of 8(a) program terms by one year, as directed by Congress. The rule will be effective immediately on January 13 (barring some publication delay). Read on for the key terms from the new rule.
I was going to wish a Happy New Year to our readers, and I still hope people are having a nice start to the New Year. But the recent violence in the Capital has cast a pall over the start to this year. As citizens of this fine country and people striving to improve federal government services, I think we can agree it was an event that should never be repeated.
But, as federal contractors know, the government continues to function and we bring you these recent federal contracting updates, including reports on spending in the last fiscal year, relief funds going to contractors, and an expansion of Women’s Business Centers.
Since the COVID-19 Relief Bill passed was enacted on December 27 (including the 8(a) term extension that we discussed earlier), the 15-day window for SBA’s rules on the extension falls on January 11. Here are some thoughts on how we think SBA may fill in the gaps for this important 8(a) term extension, based on our interpretation of the statute and feedback from SBA.
While it’s always exciting to look to a new year, moving on from 2020 will be especially meaningful. However, there were a number of important updates to federal contracting rules in 2020 that we were excited to share with our readers.
We wish our readers a happy and healthy start to 2021! We’ll continue to keep you up to date on all matters federal contracting.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all our SmallGovCon readers! Hope you have a happy and healthy time over the holidays. But in case you need some reading to tide you over, here are some of the top government contracting updates from this week.
These included insights on a potential government shutdown, updates on passage of the NDAA passage and COVID-19 relief bills, and more on the SolarWinds breach.