WOSB/EDWOSB Registration

 

The Woman Owned Small Business Program (WOSB) is designed to authorize government contracting officers to set aside certain requirements for competition solely amongst WOSBs or economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs). The main difference between these types of businesses is that EDWOSBs are owned by economically disadvantaged women. The Small Business Administration defines “economic disadvantage” as having a personal net worth of less than $750,000, adjusted gross yearly income averaged over the three years not exceeding $350,000, and the fair market value of all assets not exceeding $6 million. Businesses certified as EDWOSBs qualify for extra funding and may be selected in smaller set-aside solicitations pools than businesses certified as WOSBs. Contracting officers must meet annual contracting goals by specifically limiting or setting aside certain solicitations for WOSBs or EDWOSBs.

According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), the federal government must award 5% (roughly $25 billion) of its prime and subcontract dollars to WOSBs/EDWOSBs. In 2012, a little over $9 billion was awarded to WOSBs over nearly 180,000 federal actions. Due to the newly signed National Defense Authorization Act of 2013, WOSBs now have uncapped contracting potential allowing contracting officers to award contracting dollars above the original Small Business Act limitations. These uncapped contracts are valid to any and all WOSBs and EDWOSBs that are currently registered in System for Award Management (SAM).

Our EDWOSB (Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business Registration) Registration includes filing and organizing of the following documentation to the WOSB Program Repository:

  • Submission of Identity Verification
  • Personal
  • Corporate
  • Completion of Joint Venture application, if applicable
  • Completion of Organization, Corporation or Partnership Agreement
  • Organization includes – certification of organization, amendments and operating agreement
  • Corporation includes – Articles, by-laws, any/all issued stock certificates (front and back copies), and any amendments; As well as an Operating agreement
  • Partnership includes – any agreements and amendments
  • Completed Documentation of the WOSB Certification
  • WOSB Verification Filing – EDWOSBs Completion

Our WOSB Registration includes filing and organizing of the following documentation to the WOSB Program Repository:

  • Submission of Identity Verification
  • Personal
  • Corporate
  • Completion of Joint Venture application, if applicable
  • Completion of Organization, Corporation or Partnership Agreement
  • Organization includes – certification of organization, amendments and operating agreement
  • Corporation includes – Articles, by-laws, any/all issued stock certificates (front and back copies), and any amendments; As well as an Operating agreement
  • Partnership includes – any agreements and amendments
  • Completed Documentation of the WOSB Certification
  • Verification of DBA (doing business as), if applicable.
  • WOSB Verification Filing – WOSBs Completion

Please complete our enrollment form below if you are interested in starting the WOSB/EDWOSB registration process for your business.