Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSB) can be eligible for set asides that can even the playing field in an oftentimes male-dominated federal contracting marketplace. Get your documents together and find out what it takes to qualify on this episode of The Government Buys A Podcast.
Being set-up as a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) and/or a Economically-Disadvantaged Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) can help your business win more government contracts. USFCR provides a streamlined process to make sure this process happens error-free and compliantly.
In the federal marketplace, there are loads of opportunities across every industry imaginable. You don’t know what you’ll just find or what you will even be working on. That’s because there are plenty of businesses who will jump on opportunities that are outside of their own industries. From an outside perspective, this may sound impractical or even impossible, but it’s more common than one would think. One recent example of a business finding success in the federal marketplace by reaching out of their normal spectrum of work is Near Me, L.L.C.
"What is a small business?"
Depending on who you ask, the answer will vary.
However, if you're looking for the answer that can actually help you make a lot of money and grow your business, then you're going to want Uncle Sam's opinion.
March 8, 2019 marks the 109th annual observance of International Women’s Day (IWD). On top of that, March is also recognized in the U.S. as Women’s History Month. So in the spirit of IWD and Women's History Month, let's talk about the various certifications and resources that are exclusively available for female entrepreneurs. Mainly, we'll be talking about the Woman-Owned Business Certification and the Woman-Owned Small Business Set-Aside.
As a government contractor (or prospective one), you’ve probably seen the term “economically
disadvantaged” pop-up here and there. Mainly, you’re going to see it when it pertains to 8(a) Business Development Program and the Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) set-aside. Both of these programs, if you are qualified, can provide you a wide array of opportunities in the federal marketplace.
So in this blog post, we’re going to cover what it means to economically disadvantaged as well as socially disadvantaged
Let’s get to it.
Five-Year Federal Contract
Verified Vendor Nonprofit Empowerment Group (DUNS #166931803) as prime, won their first federal contract on February 27, 2018. This five-year IDIQ contract through Naval Sea Systems Command, set-aside for a Woman Owned Small Business, is valued at $57,600. The company will provide all labor, supervision, equipment and materials for supervisory writing courses to Command University, a tenant of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Washington.
Contributed By US Federal Contractor Registration Federal Bid Trainer John Wayne II
Here’s what I know to be true – if you want to improve your chances of winning a government contract, then take advantage of all relevant and applicable classifications that you can. Native America? Than aim to be classified as a Native American-owned business. A woman with more than 51% ownership of a small business? Then aim to be classified as a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB). Veteran? Than aim to be clas
US Federal Contractor Registration client Dump It Services, LLC received in November a $480 contract from the U.S. Forestry Service to provide 16 tons of FLBC for the Francis Marion National Forest. The company hauled the FLBC – which is a type of rock – to rural roads in the National Forest, which is prepping additional roads for FLBC deliveries.
The Grounds Guys of Mt. Lebanon, a woman-owned small business servicing Pittsburgh and the surrounding area, announced this week that it received a contract worth $116,226 from the U.S. Army Engineer District, Pittsburgh.
Nearly three decades after the passage of The Women’s Business Ownership Act (H.R. 5050, there are 10 million women-owned businesses in the U.S., according to Carla A. Harris, chair of the National Women’s Business Council.
U.S. Census Bureau: Women-owned businesses up 27.5 percent between 2007 and 2012
Do you know what the terms “set-aside” and “simplified acquisition” means in terms of government contracting? If you don’t, you’re not alone. Many of our clients see these terms in solicitations and ask us to better explain what the terms mean and if their company even qualifies.
Federal agencies may award sole source contracts to Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) and to Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSBs), according to a final rule published by the U.S. Small Business Administration last week.
The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has created a certification program that focuses on economically disadvantaged businesses and minority business enterprises. The name of the program is called the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification Program. Businesses must be 51% owned and controlled by an economically and socially disadvantaged individual. The DBE program provides more exposure to government contracting opportunities to small businesses. Once a business is certified in the DBE program businesses are added to a state database managed by the TDOT that is called the Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Listing. Agency officials can then reference this database when seeking out DBE certified businesses. The DOT has spent over $6 billion on government contracts for the past four years. The DBE Program proves to be an excellent program for small businesses interested in winning government contracts on a state/federal level. Businesses must be registered in System for Award Management (SAM) before being awarded government contracts.
Woman Owned Small Business contracts are extremely lucrative and have proven time and time again to help businesses who are new to government contracting. US Federal Contractor Registration has helped woman owned small businesses win these types of federal set-aside contracts for years. US Federal Contractor Registration has tracked down the top 5 woman owned small business government contracts in the state of Florida and they are as follows:
Woman-owned small businesses in the 2013 fiscal year have been pulling in contract after contract due to small business set-aside initiative. The Federal Acquisition Regulations (which contains over 2,200 pages of government rules) states very clearly that 23% of all government contracting dollars must be devoted to small business contracts and federal set-asides, especially now that the implementation of the new National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 is underway. The NDAA mandates that the government award 5% of all government contracting dollars to economically-disadvantaged woman owned small businesses and woman-owned small businesses, as well as provide limitless/cap-less contracts to these registered business types. Federal departments have been stressing the importance of these set-asides to their contracting officers more and more each year. As the final fiscal quarter of the year comes to an end, federal officers are beginning to diligently search for properly registered woman-owned small businesses that meet their procurement needs.