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Posts from Roddy Stieger

A Friendly Reminder…Women-Owned Small Business Self-Certification is Coming to an End Soon

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The Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) October 15, 2020 elimination of the self-certification process for Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) and Economically Disadvantaged WOSBs (EDWOSBs) is rapidly approaching. A WOSB is a small business (based on the applicable NAICS code determination) that is 51% directly and unconditionally owned and controlled by one or more women. An EDWOSBRead More

Topics: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues, Small Business / Socioeconomic Issues

SBA Office of Inspector General Issues Management Report Advising of Fraud And Seeking Further SBA Oversight of COVID-19 Loans and Advances

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On July 28, 2020, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a Management Alert raising concerns of potential fraud relating to the Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Advance grant programs. The OIG reported receiving more than 5,000 complaints of suspected incidents of fraud from financial institutions that had received the economicRead More

Topics: Fraud, False Claims, and False Statements

Government’s Apparent Acquiescence Doesn’t Overcome “Plain” Contract Language

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Despite “troubling” government conduct, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) recently denied an appeal arising out of electrical work performed on a $38 million construction project involving the ground-up construction of four buildings for the United States Army. The dispute in Watts Constructors, LLC, ASBCA No. 61493 involved the use of rigid conduitRead More

Topics: Claims and Disputes, Construction, Contract Administration

You Can’t Always Get What You Want…Unless You Actually Asked For It

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The Government was recently reminded of its responsibility to clearly articulate its requirements for contract performance in Command Language, Inc. d/b/a CLI Solutions, ASBCA No. 61216. There, the Government had sought the creation of 30 and 40 level maintenance manuals to support Afghan forces utilizing Mobile Strike Force Vehicles (MSFV) in Afghanistan. The Afghan forcesRead More

Topics: Claims and Disputes