APRIL 14, 2020
  • The IRS issued Rev. Proc. 2020-24 to provide guidance on the net operating loss relief in theCARES Act.

  • The IRS issued guidance on deferral of employment tax deposits and payments through December 31, 2020.

  • The IRS issued Rev. Proc. 2020-22 to provide guidance on the Section 163j interest deductibility relief provisions in the CARES Act.

Four additional projects will be advertised Friday.

The Metro Council will meet April 22.

Due to recent security updates from Zoom, the link to the Zoom Meeting for the Architects Selection Board on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 10:00 am has changed and a password is now required. An updated set of instructions are a posted to the Louisiana Selection Board website at
At the urging of ACECL, the Governor's office issued guidance clarifying the intent in Proclamation JBE 2020-41 extending COVID19 emergency provisions relative to Section 3E - Title 38 Public Bid Law provisions. This clarification was sent to the La. Municipal Association which in turn issued its own new guidance to its members. The importance of this effort was to ensure that state and local construction projects continue during the state of emergency. See below for the proclamation, the Administration's memo and the LMA guidance. This has been provided to all mayors.
ACEC sent the letter below to Capitol Hill yesterday in support of additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. As you may know, the original funding allocation of $349 billion under the CARES Act is close to being fully utilized, and ACEC and other business community stakeholders are ramping up outreach to Congress to move legislation quickly to recapitalize the loan fund. The letter also notes support for additional emergency funding for State DOTs, which are facing a steep decline in gas tax revenue resulting from the COVID-19 response effort.  
Tips for Responding to Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) Webinar

The MOVEBR Small Business Outreach Team will host a webinar on

"How to Be A Good Teaming Partner" and "How to Respond to Requests for Qualifications (RFQs)."

This webinar seeks to provide interested businesses with best practices on responding to RFQs and how to develop a Statement of Qualification. The presentation will also include updates on recent City-Parish procurement changes.
The webinar will be held via Zoom and in order to participate you must pre-register .
When: Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Time: 10:30 am

ACECL members are urged to participate in this webinar!! We have been working with MOVEBR to create opportunities for increased small business participation.
Stay tuned for upcoming ACECL webinar series starting with Secretary Wilson and DOTD.