#1: Presumption of Loss for Willful Size Misrepresentations
If a contractor is found, through misrepresentation, to have “willfully sought and received” an award for a contract, subcontract, cooperative agreement, cooperative research and development agreement, or grant that is “set aside, reserved, or otherwise classified as intended for award to small business concerns,” the Final Rule establishes a “presumption of loss” to the Government which is equal to the value of the funding instrument.
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#2: Deemed Certifications
The Final Rule lists three categories of conduct that are “deemed” to constitute “affirmative, willful and intentional certifications of small business size and status.” Accordingly, any of the following acts can give rise to criminal or civil liability based on a deemed certification as to size or status:
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Full Article at GovCon by Sheppherd Mullin website: https://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/2013/07/articles/compliance/threats-and-vulnerabilities-what-every-contractor-should-know-about-the-sbas-new-presumed-loss-and-deemed-certification-rules/