Acquisitions can be set-aside for either WOSB or EDWOSB. It is important to note that WOSBs need not comply with the eligibility requirements of the WOSB Program; 1) if the NAICS code assigned to the acquisition is one of the designated NAICS codes for the WOSB program, but the acquisition is NOT set-aside under the program, or 2) if they are not doing business in a SBA-designated NAICS code. Certification Requirements & Goals A WOSB/EDWOSB concern self-certifies as a WOSB in SAM for the size standard applicable for the NAICS codes in industries in which it does business.
Additionally, to be eligible under the WOSB Program, Women-Owned Small Businesses and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses may self-certify using the process and procedures outlined on SBA’s Web site, or they may elect to use the services of SBA approved Third Party Certifiers. Statutory Goal: 5% of total dollars of contracts awarded. References For additional information, review: FAR subpart 19.15 for WOSB/EDWOSB Program details SBA WOSB page Section 811 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2001 (Public Law 106–554) (2000): Added a new section 8(m), "Procurement Program for Women-Owned Small Business Concerns," authorizing Federal Contracting Officers to restrict competition to eligible WOSBs or EDWOSBs for Federal contracts Small Business Act’s part 27 - the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program, amended in 2011: Implemented the WOSB Program, the authority for which had existed since 2000 NAICS Codes for WOSB and EDWOSB Set-asides 8(a) Business Development Program The purpose of the 8(a) Program is to provide managerial, technical, and contractual assistance to small disadvantaged businesses (SDBs) to ready them and their owners for success in private industry. Select each tab to learn more about the 8(a) Program; when finished, select Next to continue. How It Works Participation in the 8(a) Program is divided into two phases over nine years: A four-year developmental stage; and a five-year transition stage. Because qualified 8(a) firms are participants in a business development program, they are afforded procurement assistance authorities, and the program has authorities that are not available for small businesses or businesses in other socioeconomic categories, including: - Noncompetitive (sole source) contract awards up to certain ceilings - Ability of program participants to self-market for requirements - Search letter from SBA seeking any requirements for a specific participant - Requirements letter from SBA requesting a specific requirement for a specific participant - Offer a requirement to SBA for the program in general or on behalf of a specific participant - No justification and approval requirement for sole source awards under $22 million (See FAR 6.303-2 ) - Contract award to the SBA as the prime contractor with the program participant as the subcontractor to the SBA
- Delegation of SBA contract execution authority to contracting agencies via Partnership Agreements (PA)
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