Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program Update

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Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program

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WOSB Program - Upcoming Changes:

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SBA has implemented Congress' changes to the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program (WOSB Federal Contracting Program), as put forth in the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). As of October 15, 2020, the current self-certification option from Certify.sba.gov will no longer be available. Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSBs) seeking to compete on set-aside contracts within the WOSB Federal Contracting Program will have to use the new, free online certification process at beta.Certify.sba.gov.

Certify.SBA.Gov Update:

Starting on October 15, 2020, Certify.sba.gov will no longer support storage of documentation related to self-certification of WOSB status. Firms planning to self-certify should maintain this documentation for their own records. All documents previously uploaded in Certify.sba.gov for WOSB and EDWOSB self-certification will be available through March 31, 2021, for retrieval.

NEW Certification on Beta.Certify.SBA.Gov:

WOSB and EDWOSB Certification through beta.Certify.sba.gov means an SBA representative will review your application package and verify your eligibility to compete for WOSB Federal Contracting Program set-asides. 

Beta.Certify.sba.gov has numerous resources to prepare you for completing the certification application process, including:

Additional updates and information regarding the WOSB Federal Contracting Program and certification can be found on https://www.sba.gov/wosbready.