SBA Looking to End Self-Certification

June 26, 2019 Amid small-business contracting boom, SBA looks to end self-certification for set-aside programs Federal News Network, Jory Heckman, June 25, 2019 With one in four dollars spent in federal contracts now going to small businesses, the Small Business … Continued

WOSB Gaining Foothold in Federal Marketplace

February 23, 2017 GovConVoices: Women-Owned Small Businesses Still Underrepresented On Government’s Biggest Contracts Source: SmallGovCon, Courtney Fairchild, February 16, 2017 Taken as a whole, the Government-wide performance metrics for small business utilization are encouraging. The Small Business Administration’s FY2015 report … Continued

DBE Programs On Highway Constructions Contracts Ruled Constitutional

December 6, 2016 Perks for Minority-Owned Businesses Upheld Source: Courthouse News Service, Lorraine Bailey, November 7, 2016 The federal program that offers advantages for minority and women-owned businesses on highway construction contracts may disproportionately burden subcontractors, but it is still … Continued

WOSB Certifiers Examined

July 7, 2016 WOSB Third-Party Certification: Which Certifier To Use? Source: SmallGovCon, Steven Koprince, June 9, 2016 Women-owned small businesses are increasingly seeking to become certified through one of four SBA-approved third-party WOSB certifiers.  But which third-party certifier to use? … Continued

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 … Continued

More is Being Done to Support WOSB

March 21, 2016 Why Are Women-Owned Small Businesses Only Getting 5% Of Government Contracts? Source: FAST Company, Gwen Moran, March 17, 2016 It’s a good news/bad news situation, but the future may be more hopeful. In a quintessential case of good news/bad … Continued

More Government Contracts Being Awarded to WOSB

March 18, 2016 SBA: Federal Government Breaks Contracting Record for Women-Owned Small Businesses Source: SBA, Miguel Ayala, March 2, 2016 For the first time, federal government hits women’s contracting goal; 5.05 percent or $17.8 billion awarded to Women-Owned Small Businesses; Senior Administration … Continued