Certify.SBA.Gov Now Operating for WOSB Business Owners

May 9, 2016

WOSB Repository Replaced with New SBA Portal

Source: U.S. SBA, March 23, 2016


Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program

The WOSB Federal Contract Program was implemented in February 2011 with the goal of expanding the number of industries where WOSB were able to compete for business with the federal government.  This program enables Economically Disadvantaged WOSBs (EDWOSBs) to compete for federal contracts that are set-aside for EDWOSBs in industries where women-owned small businesses are underrepresented.   It also allows set-asides for WOSBs in industries where women-owned small businesses are substantially underrepresented.  SBA has designated two sets of industries according to North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The link below will take you to the current list of NAICS codes designated for use under this program.

NEW!! WOSB Portal! Certify.SBA.GOV

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has posted PowerPoint presentations to assist you with the WOSB Federal Contract Program repository process. In this new portal, WOSB business owners will be able to manage their documents, complete application forms online, and receive notices of upcoming deadlines. Note, as self-certification is still permitted while SBA develops new criteria, this modernized site supports those decisions.  For technical questions email certify@sba.gov (link sends e-mail)

2016 WOSB Federal Contract Program Module 1 – Program Overview click HERE

2016 WOSB Federal Contract Program Module 2 – System Walkthrough click HERE


Interested in learning more about operating as a women owned small business? Contact your nearest PTAC for more details.


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 For help with Government Contracting: contact your nearest Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). Funded through Cooperative Agreements between the U.S. Department of Defense and state and local governments/institutions, PTACs provide free and low-cost assistance in virtually all areas of government contracting.