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NVSBC is pleased to present First Call, our publication designed to inform you of all developments affecting veteran businesses participating in the federal marketplace. Prepared by veteran business law attorney, Sarah Schauerte Reida of Legal Meets Practical, this edition covers the following topics:

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False Claims Case: A Cautionary Tale for Small Firms
Stories of False Claims Act allegations scare us, as do the penalties built into laws and occasionally raised by contracting officials.

No more DUNS numbers as of April 2022!
The federal government will stop using the DUNS number to uniquely identify entities registered in the System for Award Management.

SDVOSB Protest Lesson: Does Your Electronic Control Suffice?
A recent SDVOSB protest decided at the SBA OHA illustrates that even if a firm is “verified” by the CVE, it is not invulnerable to being protested by a disappointed competitor.

Federal COVID Relief Provides (Another) Band-aid to Small Firms
On March, 30 President Joe Biden signed the PPP Extension Act of 2021 into law, extending the Paycheck Protection Program an additional two months to May 31, 2021.

America’s Seed Fund: The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)a and Small Business Technology Transfer (STIR) Programs (A contribution from Ward and Berry, PLLC)
Often described as America’s Seed Fund, the SBIR/STTR programs are highly competitive programs administered by the SBA’s Office of Investment & Innovation.


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