June 18, 2020
Welcome to our 9th release of HotSheet! On the eve of Juneteenth, we are reminded of the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Such observances keeps us focused on our mission.

Please make sure you keep scrolling until you reach bottom… In this Issue: Re-play our last webinar featuring Chief Procurement Officers; learn how the PPP Loan Flexibility Act modifies provisions related to the forgiveness of loans made to small businesses; look for opportunities with government agencies as they close out the fiscal year; check-out current Business Opportunities, and browse stories about our generous MBEs, and more…
Federal Government 4th Quarter and Fiscal Year End Spending
The government is approaching the 4th Quarter and Fiscal Year end. Most Federal spending takes place in the last 3 months of the fiscal year 1 July – 30 September. Methods to streamline/accelerate acquisitions are going to play a key role in enabling the government to reach their end of year procurement goals.

If you are an 8(a) certified company, this is key time of year for you. Government Agencies will be seeking qualified procurement ready 8(a) companies to assist them in procuring much needed supplies & services in support of Agency mission requirements.

Looking for opportunities! Check beta.sam.gov and agency websites. Network and team with other 8(a). This is the season with great potential for prime contract direct awards valued at $4M and below. Additionally, there are opportunities to subcontract/team with Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs), which provide a great way to assist Federal agencies in accelerating their procurement processes and accomplishing their FY2020 procurement goals.

Under the ANC 8(a) Business Development Program, DoD Agencies can issue Direct Awards (sole source) up to $100M with no Justification and Approval. Civilian Agencies can issue awards up to $22M with no Justification and Approval. Unlimited size awards are possible in both DOD and civilian agencies with proper Justification and Approval.
PPP Loan Flexibility Act – H.R. 7010
The new Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act H.R. 7010 was passed by the House and Senate and Signed by the President on June 5, 2020.

Businesses with PPP loans can breathe a sigh of relief as they will benefit from major changes in the loan program.

The new PPP law does the following:
  • Lengthens the loan forgiveness period from eight weeks to 24 weeks.
  • Lowers the amount of PPP funds that must be spent on payroll from 75% to 60% and allows 40% for other qualifying expenses.
  • Delays employer payroll tax payments through the end of 2020.
  • Exempts borrowers from the FTE loan forgiveness reduction if borrowers are unable to return to the same level of business activity as before Feb. 15th due to Covid-19.
Signarama 10 Year Anniversary
BY STACEY BROWN, Chief Image Builder
Signarama Silver Spring & Signarama DC North
Signarama Silver Spring is celebrating 10 years in business. We are using this time to help our local businesses with our COVID-19 Signs of Support Program. Instead of a celebration, we would like to use the resources we have to support our local business community. We want to help 10 local businesses or organizations create a safe and healthy work environment through signage solutions. We have designated 10 grants totaling $5,000 to do just that. The grants include a free consultation to determine your needs. We will then develop solutions just for you. We provide a range of products that can help you keep your employees and customers safe. We offer signage, floor decals, window decals, wellness shields, hand sanitizer stands, masks, and more!

We are accepting applications starting May 26, 2020, through July 3, 2020. Please visit our web site to apply:
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Here are some of the latest MBE Opportunities compiled by GovPurchase.
541512 – Computer Systems Design Services
Department Of Defense – Dept Of The Navy – Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity (MCTSSA) Networks, Engineering, Test and Cybersecurity (NETC) Services
541513 – Computer Facilities Management Services
Department Of Defense – Dept Of The Navy – MSCOE G6 IT/AV Service Support
541519 – Other Computer Related Services
Department Of Defense – Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) – Continuous Process Improvement/Lean Six Sigma
Department Of Defense– Dept Of The Army – Staff Technical Assistance and Functional(STAF) Support
541620 – Environmental Consulting Services
Department Of Housing And Urban Development – Lead-Based Paint Evaluation Services
National Aeronautics And Space Administration – Environmental Services Follow-on
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