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Posts from Judith Araujo

Stinson Partner Eric Whytsell Elected Secretary of the ABA Public Contract Law Section

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Stinson LLP Partner Eric Whytsell was elected this August to serve as Section Secretary of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Public Contract Law Section. The secretary position is the first step on the “leadership ladder” of the Public Contract Law Section, the preeminent professional association of lawyers engaged in public contracting, including federal, state, local government contracting, researchRead More

Topics: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues

Stinson Partner Susan Warshaw Ebner Begins Term as Chair of the ABA Public Contract Law Section

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Stinson LLP Partner Susan Warshaw Ebner begins her term as Section Chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Public Contract Law Section this August. This position is the culmination of years of leadership in the Public Contract Law Section, the preeminent professional association of lawyers engaged in public contracting, including federal, state, local government contracting, research and development, grants,Read More

Topics: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues

For Federal Contractors, Another Potential Hurdle to Engaging Foreign Labor

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On August 3, 2020, the president issued Executive Order No. 13940 on Aligning Federal Contracting and Hiring Practices with the Interests of American Workers. As indicated by the title of the order, the purported underlying policy is to create opportunities, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, for American workers to compete for federal contractingRead More

Topics: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues

When It Comes to Solicitations, Stick to the Script

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While some rules may seem basic enough to overlook, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) decision sustaining the protest in Avionic Instruments LLC (Avionic), B-418604, B-418604.2 (June 30, 2020) reminds us of a fundamental tenet in government contracting for both agencies and offerors: abide by the terms of the solicitation. The underlying solicitation, a request forRead More

Topics: Bid Protests and the Contracting Process

New Law Makes Major Changes to the Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, H.R. 7010 (PPPFA) recently passed by Congress and signed by the president on June 5, 2020 makes significant changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in an effort to provide greater flexibility and benefits to borrowers. The implementation of these changes will depend in part upon furtherRead More

Topics: Statutes and Regulations