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Women Owned Small Business Program Fact Sheet

The Small Business Act authorizes contracting officers to specifically limit, or set aside, certain requirements for competition solely amongst women owned small businesses (WOSBs) or economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs).

This is referred to as the WOSB Program. These procurement mechanisms are meant to increase Federal contracting opportunities for WOSBs and to assist agencies in achieving their women-owned … Read More

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Women Owned Small Business Gets Ruling

Earlier this week, the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) announced the publication of a final rule (“Rule”) to implement the federal procurement program for women-owned small businesses (“WOSBs”).  In the Rule, the SBA identified 83 industries in which WOSBs are underrepresented in the federal contract marketplace; according to the SBA, the Rule aims to open up more opportunities for WOSBs … Read More

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Women-Owned Small Businesses

Written by Dr. Roni M. Glover, PhD

Women-owned businesses in the U.S. are celebrating significant and continuous growth, regardless of concerns of race, size standards, and industry (including non-traditional industries for women).  These businesses collectively employ millions of people and generate over a trillion dollars in revenue.  Federal contract dollars are spent with women-owned small businesses (WOSBs), which are small … Read More

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