Legal Updates

John Klein and Christine Williams Speak to Common Mistakes Made by Government Contractors that Can Land them into Trouble

By: Outlook Law, LLC on 10/28/2020

John Klein and Christine Williams spoke on common pitfalls and mistakes for Government Contractors that can land them into trouble.   They spoke to the Native Hawaiian Organization Association and have made the slides available below. John Klein is Associate General Counsel for SBA for Procurement Law and the Suspension and Debarment Official.  Here is a brief bio for Mr. Klein: ...

John Klein and Christine Williams Speak to New SBA Regulations-Over PowerPoint Slides

By: Outlook Law, LLC on 10/27/2020

SBA's New Rules/Regulations were presented by John Klein and Christine Williams.  The power point slides are available . John Klein is the Associate General Counsel for Procurement Law United States SBA.  In this role, Principal legal advisor to senior SBA Agency officials and their staff with respect to the 8(a) Business Development program; the Agency’s Government Contracting...

Consolidation of Mentor-Protege´ Programs and Other Government Contracting Amendments-Small Business Administration Regulations

By: Christine V Williams on 10/16/2020

The Small Business Administration (SBA) regulations, with long awaited changes, were released today in the Federal Register.  The new regulations are complex and are approximately 54 pages.  The new regulations are entitled "Consolidation of Mentor-Protege´ Programs and Other Government Contracting Amendments-Small Business Administration Regulations."  Here is a link to the regulations:...

HUBZone Presentation with Q&A with SBA’s HUBZone Director, Deputy Director, and Program Manager-No Charge-No Sign Up Required-Facilitated by Outlook Law, LLC

By: Christine V Williams on 09/02/2020

The revised HUBZone regulations have been out about 8 months and folks have questions.  The SBA is ready and happy to answer them.  On September 16, 2020, at 2:00-3:30 EST, the SBA HUBZone Director, Deputy Director, and Program Manager will give a presentation and do a Q&A session for all those that are interested.  No sign up is required and no charge.  For more information, you can...

Successful Protest of a Contract Removed from the 8(a) Program and Put on GSA Schedule-Agency Must Further Justify the Award and Cost Change of More than 25%

By: Christine V Williams on 07/31/2020

On June 23, 2020, the GAO issued a decision in the matter of Eminent IT, LLC, B-4148570, which sustained a protest alleging that a contract was improperly removed from the 8(a) program and placed on a General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule (FSS).  Simply put, the agency did not meet the mandate of "new requirement(s)" and receive SBA permission prior to removing the...

Christine V. Williams Nominated by Peers to be a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

By: Outlook Law, LLC on 07/10/2020

Christine V. Williams, the founder and managing partner of Outlook Law, LLC, was nominated by her peers to be a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. "The Fellows compromise a global honorary society of lawyers, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the profession and service to society. Membership is limited to one percent of lawyers admitted...

Federal Register/Summary of Rules on Small Entity Compliance Guide, DD Form 254, Micro Purchases, Evaluation Factors for MACs, Mods to Cost and Pricing Data, and Electronically Issued Orders

By: Christine V Williams on 07/02/2020

The Federal Register issued a document today that summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulations issued by the Civilian Agencies as well as a companion document Small Entity Compliance Guide. The Small Entity Compliance Guide 85 FR 40077 is issued under the joint authority of DOD, GSA, and NASA. This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in accordance with section 212 of the Small...

The Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and NASA are Proposing to Amend the Federal Acquisition Regulations on SBA Joint Ventures: Comments Due

By: Christine V Williams on 06/05/2020

SUMMARY: DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement statutory and regulatory changes regarding joint ventures made by the Small Business Administration (SBA) in its final rule published in the Federal Register on July 25, 2016, and to clarify that 8(a) joint ventures are not certified into the 8(a) program and that 8(a) joint venture agreements...

Treasury Issues More Guidance on Paycheck Protection Program on April 6, 2020

By: Christine V Williams on 04/07/2020

Treasury has issued more guidance on the Paycheck Protection Loans as of April 6, 2020.  That guidance can be found here:  or in pdf format here: Paycheck-Protection-Program-Frequenty-Asked-Questions April 6 2020 Treasury The pdf may be found here:...

Interim Final Affiliation Rule by SBA on Payroll Protection Plan

By: Christine V Williams on 04/03/2020

The SBA released its Interim Final Rule Regarding Payroll Protection Plan Loans.   It is expected to hit the Federal Register tomorrow.  Please click here for the Interim Final Rule on Affiliation : Interim Final Affiliation Rule PPP