SBA Proposes Rule for WOSB/EDWOSB Certification
Today, May 14, the Small Business Administration published a proposed rule to require certification of Women-Owned Small Business Concerns (WOSB) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business Concerns (EDWOSB) participating in the section 8(m) WOSB Program.
A few notable items include:
certification applies to only those businesses who want to compete for set-aside or sole source contracts under the 8(m) Program
SBA will provide an electronic application process (free)
third-party certification requirements (certifiers must be approved by SBA and are permitted to charge a fee)
opportunity to request reconsideration
SBA will accept from the VA, VOSB or SDVOSB certification for women veterans
The proposed rule is lengthy and comments are due on or before July 15, 2019.
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