Woman Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program


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Great workshop to attend to determine if this is an avenue for small business owners who want to take advantage of federal government contracting. Learn about the 8A/HubZone/Woman Owned Small Business preference programs. Presentation given by Richard Zilg from the SBA Newark office. This statewide workshop series is organized by the NJ Small Business Development Centers Procurement Programs. The first workshop was held on 2/25/11. This program will be held around the state at NJSBDC centers hosted by various state and county colleges.

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Woman Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program

  1. 1. WOMEN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS CONTRACTING PROGRAM Diane Heal Assistant Director Office of Contract Assistance 202-205-6960 [email_address]
  2. 2. Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Contracting Program <ul><li>Final Rule </li></ul><ul><li>Published October 7, 2010 (75 FR 62258) </li></ul><ul><li>Implements PL 85-536 as amended </li></ul><ul><li>Helps ensure a level playing field so WOSBs can compete for Contracting Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Sets forth Contract Requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Applies to Prime Contract, not Subcontract </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Allows Eligibility Exams </li></ul><ul><li>Explains Protest Procedures </li></ul>
  3. 3. WOSB Contracting Program <ul><li>Final Rule </li></ul><ul><li>Effective Date: February 4, 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FAR Implementation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IAE Changes </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. WOSB Contracting Program <ul><li>Final Rule </li></ul><ul><li>WOSB </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Woman/Women Directly Own, Control & Manage Daily Operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Woman/Women must be U.S. Citizens </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Economically Disadvantaged WOSB </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Net Worth $750,000 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Income not exceeding $350,000 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assets not exceeding $6m </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. WOSB Contracting Program <ul><li>Final Rule </li></ul><ul><li>Establishes 83 Industries 4-digit NAICS Codes </li></ul><ul><li>(373 6-Digit NAICS Codes) </li></ul><ul><li>216 Underrepresented </li></ul><ul><li>157 Substantially Underrepresented </li></ul><ul><li>373 6 digit NAICS codes </li></ul><ul><li>List at www.sba.gov/wosb </li></ul>
  6. 6. WOSB Contracting Program <ul><li>CERTIFICATIONS </li></ul><ul><li>Self Certification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With documentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SBA developing WOSB Program Repository </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3 rd Party Certifiers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>8A Women Owned Program Participants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DOT Women Owned DBE Certification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Others entities that SBA approve (future) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. WOSB Contracting Program <ul><li>Set-Asides </li></ul><ul><li>WOSB </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In Underrepresented NAICS Codes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EDWOSB </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In Substantially Underrepresented NAICS Codes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>However, Final Rule—SBA Administrator Waived EDWOSB Set-Asides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(SBA will keep track of EDWOSBs for future assessment of NAICS codes) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All 83 NAICS codes available for Set-Asides </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. WOSB Contracting Program <ul><li>Contracting Officer’s Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Reasonable Expectation of 2 or More Offers by WOSBs </li></ul><ul><li>Anticipated Award Price must not exceed: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$5M – Manufacturing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$3M – All other </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(May be increased for inflation) </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. WOSB Contracting Program <ul><li>Contracting Officer’s Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Must check that WOSBs must have proper certification in ORCA </li></ul><ul><li>Must Certify he/she checked the WOSB repository that all required documents are in the system (including certifications by 3 rd Party certifiers) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WOSBs will give Contracting Officers 30 days authorization to review repository documents </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. WOSB Contracting Program <ul><li>www.sba.gov/wosb </li></ul><ul><li>The Final Rule & History </li></ul><ul><li>FAQs </li></ul><ul><li>Fact Sheet </li></ul><ul><li>NAICS codes for the program </li></ul><ul><li>Compliance Guide for Small Entities </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1-800-U-ASK-SBA (1-800-827-5722) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. WOSB Contracting Program <ul><li>More to Come at www.sba.gov/wosb </li></ul><ul><li>Link to the Repository </li></ul><ul><li>Listing of Required Documents </li></ul><ul><li>Instructions for accessing the Repository </li></ul>
  12. 12. WOSB Contracting Program <ul><ul><li>THANK YOU </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>QUESTIONS? </li></ul></ul>