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Contracting for Women-Owned Small Businesses

Feb 03, 2011
Posted by Molly Nelson - The Small Business Administration is launching a federal contracting program for women-owned small businesses. In a press release, the SBA explained that:

"The WOSB Federal Contract Program will provide greater access to federal contracting opportunities for WOSBs and economically-disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs). The Program allows contracting officers, for the first time, to set aside specific contracts for certified WOSBs and EDWOSBs and will help federal agencies achieve the existing statutory goal of five percent of federal contracting dollars being awarded to WOSBs."

The SBA is releasing instructions tomorrow, February 4th, on how to participate, so be sure to check out www.sba.gov/wosb for more information.