Government Contracts & Investigations

New Paycheck Protection Program FAQs Released This Week

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On April 6, 2020 the Small Business Administration, in conjunction with the Department of Treasury, issued additional set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to address questions regarding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Among other things, these FAQs provide yet another “clarification” of the eligibility provisions under the SBA interim final regulation – some businesses withRead More

Topics: Statutes and Regulations

Biopharmaceutical Company Agrees to Pay $6.5 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations of False Commercial Pricing Disclosures in Government Contracts

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On Monday, April 6, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that MiMedx Group Inc. (MiMedx or the company), an advanced wound care and biologics company, agreed to pay $6.5 million to resolve allegations that it overcharged the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by knowingly submitting false statements and disclosures regarding inflated prices forRead More

Topics: Fraud, False Claims, and False Statements

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Government and Government Contractor Activities Provisions

In addition to providing relief to individuals, employees, small and non-small businesses, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act also mobilizes government and government contractors to address the special needs arising from the emergency and this relief package: Defense Production Act (DPA) The Defense Production Act (DPA) provides for creation, maintenance, expansion, orRead More

Topics: Contract Administration, Statutes and Regulations

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Small Business Provisions

To aid and address the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., on Friday, March 27, 2020, Congress passed and the president quickly signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law. The CARES Act is reported to be twice as large as any relief ever signed and to provide $2.2Read More

Topics: Statutes and Regulations

In Case You Missed It: New Website Provides Acquisition-Related Coronavirus Information

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If you’re looking for a single place to find information concerning the federal government’s response to the coronavirus that impacts contractors, the General Services Administration (GSA) recently uploaded a webpage on the acquisition.gov website that aims to deliver: https://www.acquisition.gov/coronavirus. While it is not a comprehensive source, the site includes selected links to guidance and memorandaRead More

Topics: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues, Contract Administration